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Physical Therapist - LTACH

Company: Amergis
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

40 hours

The Physical Therapist is responsible for performing patient evaluations, as well as providing and documenting therapy services in accordance with the plan of care developed for each individual patient and physician's orders when applicable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs initial comprehensive assessment and reassessments and regularly reevaluates patient for rehabilitation needs, and works in collaboration with the physician and other members of the healthcare team to modify the plan of care as appropriate

Participates in developing the plan of care in collaboration with the physician and other members of the health care team

Assesses and evaluates and/or assists the physician in assessing and evaluating therapeutic, rehabilitative, function status, and home environment (as applicable)

Assesses muscle strength, mobility, gait, and Range of Motion (ROM)

On incisions resulting from orthopedic surgery, removes staples or sutures and manages incision line

Provides physical therapy treatment and establishes physical therapy plan of care

Instructs patient, families, and/or caregivers in the use of and care of therapeutic appliances

Determines priority needs for physical therapy

Reports patients' reaction(s) to treatment or changes in condition to physician and/or designee

Initiates physical therapy program and instructs, consults, and/or advises other personnel and/or family/caregiver regarding certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with the patient, and explains the goals of the physical therapy program by participating in case conferences

Trains patient in use of prosthetic device(s) and use of other assistive devices (e.g., walker); ensures equipment used in the course of patient treatment is in good working order

Uses appropriate equipment to meet patient goals, cleans and maintains equipment according to manufactures guidelines

Prepares and submits clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment and progress of goals, and responses to treatment or changes in condition

Participates in discharge planning

Participates in peer consultation process

Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants according to the company's policies/procedures and state regulations

Provides/submits accurate and timely documentation in accordance with the plan of care and company policy and procedures

Complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding professional standards and practice standards

Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the state of practice

Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy

One (1) year of prior professional Physical Therapy experience preferred

Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice

Participation and completion of Amergis' Competency program when applicable

Current CPR if applicable

TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation)

Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site

Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements

Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required

Computer proficiency required

Must be at least 18 years of age

Benefits

At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

401(k) savings plan

Awards and recognition programs

*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

About Amergis

Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.

Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Amergis, San Leandro , Physical Therapist - LTACH, Healthcare , San Leandro, California

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