Casual Home Care Physical Therapist-Primarily Coldwater Territory
Job Summary: Responsible for assessing, planning, organizing, administering, documenting and providing direct physical therapy services in accordance with accepted physical therapy practice and physician’s overall plan of care.
Minimum Qualifications: Current license to practice as a physical therapist in Michigan. BCLS certification.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: One year experience in home health or hospice setting preferred. Understands anatomy/physiology of disease process and patient assessment protocols. Skilled in strengthening, stretching, range of motion, therapeutic exercises, muscle re-education, ADL retraining and compensatory techniques, perceptual motor training, neuro-developmental treatment, sensory treatment, obtaining and training in use of appropriate DME and adaptic equipment, prosthetic training, gait training - weight bearing and non-weight bearing, instruction in use of therapy modalities, back care and exercises, joint mobilization techniques, transfer training, bed mobility, fine motor coordination. Effective interpersonal skills. Able to work independently and capable of solving problems with theoretical and practical approaches. Strong clinical, organizational, documentation and teaching skills. Critical thinking skills and ability to support the homecare philosophy. Sensitivity to cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. Knowledge of federal and state regulations for homecare. Courteous, respectful and anticipates and responds to customer needs. Commitment to patient includes safety, quality of care and excellent service, and customer satisfaction.
Working Conditions: May work in unpredictable home environments that may include wide variations in cleanliness, temperature, behaviors, smoke, animals, and other potential hazards. Required to drive a car in all types of weather.
Physical Requirements: Constantly see/visual acuity, talk/hear. Frequently stand, sit, walk, reach, push/pull, handle/grasp/feel, bend/twist, stoop/kneel/crouch, taste/smell, lift/carry 1 to 50+ lbs.