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Physical Therapist - Atrium Health at Home - Airport Center

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 4609
Job Family: Rehabilitative Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 42011008337707-Physical Therapy
Location: APC - 5040 Airport Center Pkwy

Overview

Job Summary

Responsible for an assigned group of patients, typically geographically related and accountable for the oversight and overall management of the physical therapy services in the home setting. The physical therapist provides direct patient care and supervision of LPTAs in accordance with an established plan of care to address the patient needs, individual goals and physician ordered services.



Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the daily management of an assigned patient caseload, ensuring timely care and documentation to meet the patent needs/services as prescribed in the established plan of care and per MD orders
  • Collects data pertinent to the healthcare consumer's health or the situation from patient assessments in the home setting, telephonic contacts and/or related EMR information available.
  • Analyzes the data to determine the issues and available resources to seek effective resolution. Identifies patients at high risk for re-hospitalization, falls and/or high utilization of resources that require additional intervention and case conferencing to ensure appropriate care and frequency of services mitigates risk and ensure high quality outcomes
  • Prioritizes multi-issue, situations appropriate to the criticality of patient health and welfare, patient/staff safety and impact to effective, timely services
  • Evaluates the PT patient to determine the rehabilitation needs, potential for achievement, and develops a plan of care in conjunction with the patient's physician.
  • Establishes and implements plan of care, performs PT services certified by the patient's physician, and directs the care coordination of a multidisciplinary clinical team approach, supervision of LPTAs and/or HHAs involved in the care of the assigned patient caseload to promote health and safe outcomes.
  • Maintains communication with multidisciplinary team providing updates and changes in schedules, patient data or needs, and physician orders.
  • Incorporates short and long-term goals established in the plan of care into therapy, as evidenced by documentation in visit notes, monthly progress notes, and discharge summaries.
  • Supports effective communication and collaboration with the physician oversight, and branch supervision to ensure timely feedback regarding patients' condition and/or need for changes in the plan of care
  • Remains and performs ordered treatments, therapies, and/or procedures in accordance with State Physical Therapy Practice Act and Home Health Conditions of Participation, TJC, Medicare Guidelines, OASIS and agency policy and procedures.



    Physical Requirements

    Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 50 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Ability to travel extensively during all seasons to assigned patients place of residence. Works in a variety of home environments and conditions. Must speak English in good, understandable terms. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions. Ability to work flexible schedule to meet patients' needs. Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, goggles, gowns, and masks are sometimes required due to possible exposure to hazardous chemicals or blood and body fluids.



    Education, Experience and Certifications

    Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy required. Current state license showing registration as a licensed PT. 1-year experience as a licensed PT in a clinical care setting or home health preferred. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required.

     

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