iLocatum

San Jose, CA

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

We are currently seeking a skilled and experienced Physiotherapist to join our team. This position offers the opportunity to provide exceptional patient care and improve the lives of patients in their own homes.

The Physiotherapist will assess and treat patients under physician orders, utilizing various therapeutic techniques to restore muscle strength, coordination, and body alignment, alleviate pain, and enhance movement and functionality. This role entails working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team, providing valuable support and information within the realm of Physical Therapy.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct physical therapy assessments, diagnostic tests, and skilled procedures for clients following a medically approved Plan of Care.
    • Promptly complete initial assessments within forty-eight (48) hours of referral, unless alternative arrangements are made.
    • Perform comprehensive assessments, including OASIS data collection, within forty-eight (48) hours of referral for speech therapy services, unless alternative arrangements are made.
    • Create a therapy care plan to guide other healthcare team members involved in the patient's care. Regularly review and update it based on Agency policy and patient needs.
    • Document all findings, plans, interventions, and outcomes, ensuring timely submission to the Agency within seven (7) days or in accordance with Agency policy.
    • Communicate care plans and changes to physicians, client Case Managers, and other caregivers through the care plan, progress notes, care conferences, etc.
    • Inform the office of schedule changes and physician orders promptly on the day they occur.
  • Provide education tailored to the client's learning needs and environmental context.
    • Assess the client's knowledge level and identify areas for further learning.
    • Develop, deliver, supervise, and counsel clients on their physical therapy needs, focusing on improvement or recovery, symptom management, and available community resources.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching plan and establish a care plan for others involved in teaching the client.
    • Actively participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and other required meetings.
    • Exchange expertise with and between teams, initiating interdisciplinary referrals as needed.
    • Participate in discharge planning and document relevant details in the client's record.
  • Contribute to the ongoing quality improvement process, encompassing development, implementation, and evaluation.
    • Serve on 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 consistent data collection methods.
  • Promote personal safety and maintain a safe environment for clients and colleagues.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of safety and infection control practices by adhering to agency policies and procedures.
    • Acknowledge and respond to potential safety hazards promptly.
    • Practice safety measures when using equipment.
    • Assess the safety of the environment and take proactive measures to prevent accidents and maintain a secure setting.
  • Supervise relevant home care team members.
    • Provide in-home supervision of home health aides and physical therapy assistants on an as-directed basis and in accordance with Agency policy.
    • Evaluate employee performance and conduct timely reviews as delegated.
  • Perform other necessary duties and responsibilities as determined.
  • Carry out job responsibilities in compliance with Agency policies, professional standards, and applicable state, federal, CHAP, and JCAHO requirements.
    • Deliver services in accordance with relevant standards set by state, federal, CHAP, and JCAHO.
    • Attend meetings and mandatory educational programs.
    • Take responsibility for personal and professional development, identifying learning and developmental needs to raise to the supervisor's attention.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Physical Therapy program approved 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, preferably in a home care setting.
  • Maintain current CPR certification.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal abilities.
  • Demonstrate the capability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Hold a valid driver's license and maintain automobile insurance in compliance with state and/or Agency requirements, with a good driving record.
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