Physical Therapist Per Visit
This position is located in Cecil County, MD Make a Positive Difference Physical therapists at MedStar Health VNA make a positive difference in people's lives by creating innovative solutions to meet patients' individual rehabilitation needs. This patient-first approach leads to improved quality of life and independence at home. Home healthcare PTs have the autonomy to make individualized patient-centered decisions to promote optimal clinical care. Job Details: Provides assessments to determine patients' rehabilitation needs and psychosocial status. Assesses each patient's environment and recommends adaptive equipment and/or home modifications as needed. Establishes an effective physical therapy treatment plan in partnership with the patient, their family/caregiver, the patient's physician and other members of the health care team; modifies the treatment plan as needed. Provides physical therapy services in accordance with the treatment plan, agency standards, and regulatory guidelines. Helps patient achieve independence at home through activities of daily living training, functional activity training, visual/perceptual training, and psychosocial interventions, and heat/cold application. Provides patient and/or caregiver education regarding the injury/disease process, functional limitations and the purpose of treatment interventions. Trains patients and/or caregivers in aspects of care that will be managed independently after discharge. Plans adequately for discharge including referrals to appropriate community resources. Communicates regularly with the patient's physician, home health care team, and other key members of the care team. Qualifications EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited school. EXPERIENCE: 1 year clinical experience. LICENSE/CERT/REG: License to practice Physical Therapy in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia. CPR certification required. SKILLS: Good clinical skills. Knowledge of home equipment, home care reimbursement, and regulations governing PTAs. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Achieves high clinical productivity and caseload. Maintains high percentage of time in billable clinical activity. Plans treatment specifics at intake, giving patient a treatment timeline. Obtains patient agreement to treatment plan at first session. Makes follow-up attempts and documents when patients fail to keep appointments. Closes discharged cases promptly to open schedule for new patients. Completes documentation relevant to activities. Complies with and ensures adherence to all documentation standards. Complies with data collection, entry, and reporting requirements. Completes initial patient assessments within established guidelines. Provides referrals as appropriate. Serves as liaison to referral sources, outside agencies, third-party payors, and other interested parties as appropriate and within limits of confidentiality. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Develops and implements treatment plans and monitors treatment progress. Where appropriate, participates as a member of treatment team. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Participates in the management of aggressive patients as needed to ensure the safety of patient, self, and others. Recognizes early warning signs of escalating behaviors and intervenes as appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned. Provides clinical educational and/or liaison services to other service areas, departments, and facilities as directed. Provides therapeutic services including assessment; crisis intervention; case management; disposition services; and individual, group, and family therapies as appropriate. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.