UnityPoint at Home
PRN or As needed, schedule provided in advance
M-F Hours 8a-4:30pm
The Physical Therapist (PT) uses clinical expertise, physical assessment, teaching and skilled therapy interventions to deliver high quality patient care in the patient’s place of residence. The PT develops or contributes to the development of the home health plan of care under the direction of the physician and facilitates appropriate interdisciplinary involvement to ensure the best outcome for each patient. The PT delivers therapy intervention and treatment directed by the physician as established in the home health plan of care that is consistent with clinical best practices and results in high quality, improved outcomes and exceptional patient experience.
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Patient Care/Care Coordination
oTreatment and disease management
oMedications purpose, use, side effects, potential adverse effects
oProper use, safety hazards, and infection control issues related to the use and maintenance of any equipment provided
oPatient plan of care
oPhases of physical therapy in which they may assist and use of prosthetic and orthotic devices and medical and adaptive equipment
Home Care Performance Criteria
Basic UPH Performance Criteria
Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.
Preferred or Specialized
Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.
Graduate of a Physical Therapist education program approved by The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), a successor organization of CAPTE, or an education program outside the United States determined to be substantially equivalent to physical therapist entry-level education in the United States by a credentials evaluation organization approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Passed an examination for Physical Therapists approved by the state in which physical therapy services are provided.
Licensed as a PT by the state in which practicing, unless licensure does not apply within state regulation.
One year experience caring for similar patient population as to be assigned.
Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state(s) and/or organizational requirements.
Mandatory Reporter: Child & Dependent Adult Abuse.
Person Centered Care (PCC) course completion within first 12 months of hire and annual completion of competency validation activities.
CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.
Basic knowledge of current, frequently used medications, including modes of administration, actions and side effects.
Able to perform physical therapy assessment and treatment in the home setting without direct supervision.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
Ability to navigate and perform basic use of Microsoft Office products.
Maintains a reliable mode of transportation and has the ability to drive safely during all day and night hours and in all types of inclement weather.
Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.