iLocatum

Phoenix, AZ

Physical Therapist, PT – (Per Diem/ Full-time/ Hybrid Model)

We are in search of an experienced Physiotherapist to join our team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide exceptional patient care that will make a positive impact on their lives, all from the comfort of their own homes.

The Physiotherapist will be responsible for evaluating and treating patients based on orders from a physician. This will involve using a variety of therapeutic procedures to restore muscle strength, coordination, and body alignment, as well as alleviate pain and improve movement and function. Additionally, the Physiotherapist will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, providing support and information within the realm of Physical Therapy.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting physical therapy assessments, diagnostic tests, skilled procedures, and ongoing evaluations for clients under a medically approved Plan of Care.
    • Completing initial assessments within forty-eight (48) hours of referral, unless alternative arrangements are made.
    • Completing comprehensive assessments, including OASIS data set, within forty-eight (48) hours of referral for speech therapy services, unless alternative arrangements are made.
    • Developing a therapy care plan to guide other members of the healthcare team involved in the plan of care. Reviewing and updating the plan per Agency policy and client need.
    • Documenting all findings, plans, interventions, and outcomes and submitting documentation to the Agency within seven (7) days or per Agency policy.
    • Communicating plans and changes to the physician, client Case Manager, and other caregivers through the care plan, progress notes, and participation in care conferences.
    • Reporting any schedule changes and physician orders to the office on the same day the changes occur.
  • Providing appropriate teaching based on the client's needs and learning ability within their environment.
    • Assessing the client's knowledge level and identifying learning needs.
    • Planning, teaching, supervising, and counseling clients on their physical therapy requirements to promote improvement, recovery, symptom management, and access to community resources.
    • Evaluating the effectiveness of the teaching plan and developing a care plan for others to follow when teaching the client.
    • Attending and actively contributing to interdisciplinary team meetings and other required gatherings.
    • Sharing expertise among teams and initiating interdisciplinary referrals.
    • Participating in discharge planning and documenting it in the client's record.
  • Assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the ongoing quality improvement process.
    • Serving on the Clinical Record Review Committee.
    • Utilizing the OASIS assessment tool and outcome reports to enhance therapy services and client outcomes.
    • Collaborating with the interdisciplinary team to ensure consistency in data collection methods.
  • Promoting personal safety and creating a safe environment for clients and colleagues.
    • Demonstrating knowledge of safety and infection control practices by complying with agency policies and procedures.
    • Recognizing and responding to potentially unsafe situations.
    • Practicing safety in the use of equipment.
    • Assessing the safety of the environment and taking initiative to prevent accidents and promote safety.
  • Supervising applicable home care team members.
    • Conducting in-home supervision of home health aides and physical therapy assistants as directed and in accordance with Agency policy.
    • Evaluating employee performance and providing timely reviews as delegated.
  • Performing other related duties and responsibilities as necessary.
  • Performing job duties in compliance with Agency policies and procedures, as well as professional and community standards.
    • Providing services in accordance with applicable state, federal, CHAP, and JCAHO standards.
    • Attending meetings and required educational programs.
    • Taking responsibility for personal and professional development and identifying learning/developmental needs to report to supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an American Physical Therapy Association approved Physical Therapy program, Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association approved program, or Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and American Physical Therapy Association approved program.
  • Hold a current license/registration as a Physical Therapist in the state(s) of practice.
  • Minimum of two (2) years' experience in the healthcare field, with preference given to those with home care experience.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.
  • Exhibits the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be a licensed driver with automobile insurance that meets state and/or Agency requirements, and possess a good driving record.
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