iLocatum

San Francisco, CA

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

We are looking for an experienced Physical Therapy Practitioner to join our team in San Francisco, CA. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of patients by providing high-quality care in the comfort of their homes.

As a Physical Therapy Practitioner, you will assess and treat residents based on physician orders, using therapeutic procedures to restore muscle strength, coordination, and body alignment, as well as to relieve pain and improve movement and function. You will also collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, providing support and information within the realm of Physical Therapy.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct physical therapy assessments, diagnostic tests, skilled procedures, and ongoing evaluations for clients following a medically approved Plan of Care.
    • Ensure completion of initial assessments within forty-eight (48) hours of referral, unless other arrangements are made.
    • Complete comprehensive assessments, including OASIS data set, within forty-eight (48) hours of referral, unless other arrangements are made.
    • Develop a therapy care plan to guide other health team members involved in the plan of care, and review and update it as needed.
    • Document all findings, plans, interventions, and outcomes, submitting documentation to the Agency within seven (7) days or per Agency policy.
    • Effectively communicate plans and changes to the physician, client Case Manager, and other caregivers through the care plan, progress notes, and participation in care conferences.
    • Ensure timely communication of schedule changes and physician orders to the office.
  • Provide tailored education to clients in accordance with their needs and learning ability.
    • Assess the knowledge level of clients and identify their learning needs.
    • Plan, teach, supervise, and counsel clients on their physical therapy needs, including improvement or recovery, symptom management, and available community resources.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching plan and establish a care plan for others to follow when educating the client.
    • Active participation in interdisciplinary team meetings and collaboration between teams, sharing areas of expertise and initiating referrals.
    • Contribute to discharge planning and document it in the client's record.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the ongoing quality improvement process.
    • Participate in the Clinical Record Review Committee.
    • Utilize the OASIS assessment tool and outcome reports to enhance therapy services and client outcomes.
    • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to ensure consistency in data collection methods.
  • Promote personal safety and create a safe environment for clients and coworkers.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of safety and infection control practices by complying with agency policies and procedures.
    • Recognize and respond to potentially unsafe situations.
    • Practice safe usage of equipment.
    • Assess the safety of the environment and take initiatives to prevent accidents and promote safety.
  • Supervise relevant home care team members.
    • Conduct in-home supervision of home health aides and physical therapy assistants, as directed and according to Agency policy.
    • Evaluate employee performance and provide timely reviews, as delegated.
  • Perform other necessary duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Adhere to Agency policies and procedures, as well as professional and community standards.
    • Deliver services in alignment with applicable state, federal, CHAP, and JCAHO standards.
    • Attend meetings and required educational programs.
    • Take responsibility for personal and professional development, identifying learning and developmental needs to share with the supervisor.

Qualifications

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