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Physical Therapist - Home Health/Hospice

  • Job ID: 886408265
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8am-4:30pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice
  • Department: HH Susq PT
  • Location: , Wellsboro PA
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $38.06 to $57.09 / hour

Description

UPMC is currently hiring a full-time Physical Therapist to support Soldiers and Sailors Home Health and Hospice, located in Wellsboro, PA. We offer a competitive wage, and generous total rewards benefit package!


The candidate will work 8am - 4:30pm with On Call weekend rotation covering Tioga and surrounding counties. Home Health, Acute Care, Skilled Nursing experience strongly preferred. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we invite you to apply! 


Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of home health care to patients in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Services has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our patients and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact in your community on our home health team, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.


Purpose:
The Staff Physical Therapist reviews patient charts, performs initial assessments, develops treatment plans, administers physical therapy treatments and modalities, monitors progress and documents treatments performed with patients (including discharge planning and patient education) in order to increase overall functioning, reduce discomfort, increase or maintain flexibility and range of motion/strength, and achieve other medical and therapeutic goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicates patient's status to the referring physician and other health care team members.
  • May serves as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students as well as residents and fellows in a specialty area of physical therapy.
  • Maintains professional license/registration through steady pursuit and participation in appropriate continuing education and professional development opportunities to satisfy requirements for licensure/registration renewal.
  • Performs physical therapy assessment, reassessment and treatment and supervises physical therapist assistants in the treatment of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients referred by a physician to the clinic. Develops plan of care including goals and treatment plan in accordance with physician referral, nature of injury/illness and results of physical therapy assessment. Modifies or adjusts plan of care based on patient's response to treatment and/or changes in patient's status. Works PTAs to adjust patient programs as patient status changes.
  • Rotates through selected treatment areas when necessary to facilitate organizational needs.
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and in-service education programs.
  • Maintains written documentation for all physical therapy services rendered including documentation of initial assessment, follow-up visits, and discharge summary consistent with department standards. Co-signs physical therapist assistant documentation biweekly.
  • Completes necessary charge and statistical information to accurately reflect the service rendered to the patient.
  • Provides verbal and/or written home instructions to patient and/or family members when applicable.
  • Schedules patients to achieve and maintain a level of productivity which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization while ensuring delivery of quality patient care.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Physical Therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American Physical Therapy Association; or Is eligible for the National Registration Examination of the American Physical Therapy Association; or Two (2) years of appropriate experience as a physical therapist, and has achieved a satisfactory grade on a proficiency examination conducted, approved, or sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service, except that such determinations of proficiency do not apply with respect to persons initially licensed by a State or seeking initial qualification as a physical therapist after December 31, 1977 required. 
  • One (1) year of Physical Therapy experience to practice without supervision or less than one (1) year if practicing under supervision, i.e., ALF/PCH, required


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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