iLocatum

Las Vegas, NV

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

We are looking for a skilled Physical Therapy Specialist to join our team in Las Vegas, NV. The ideal candidate will provide top-quality patient care, making a positive impact on patients' lives from the comfort of their own homes.

The Physical Therapy Specialist will evaluate and treat patients under the direction of a physician, utilizing a range of therapeutic techniques to restore muscle strength, coordination, and body alignment. Their goal is to alleviate pain and improve patients' movement and functional abilities. As part of the interdisciplinary team, the Physical Therapy Specialist will provide support and information in the field of Physical Therapy.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct physical therapy assessments, diagnostic tests, skilled procedures, and continuous evaluations for clients following a medically approved Plan of Care.
    • Complete initial assessments within forty-eight (48) hours of referral, unless alternate arrangements are made.
    • Perform comprehensive assessments, including OASIS data set, within forty-eight (48) hours of referral for speech therapy services, unless alternate arrangements are made.
    • Develop a therapy care plan to guide other healthcare professionals involved in the care plan. Regularly review and update the plan based on agency policies and client needs.
    • Document all findings, plans, interventions, and outcomes, submitting documentation to the agency within seven (7) days or as per agency policy.
    • Communicate plans and changes to the physician, client Case Manager, and other caregivers through care plans, progress notes, and participation in care conferences.
    • Report schedule changes and physician orders to the office on the same day they are made.
  • Provide education tailored to the client's needs and their learning abilities within their environment.
    • Assess the client's knowledge level and identify their learning needs.
    • Develop, teach, supervise, and counsel clients regarding their physical therapy needs to promote improvement, recovery, symptom management, and awareness of community resources.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching plan and establish a care plan for others involved in educating the client.
    • Attend and actively contribute to interdisciplinary team meetings and other required gatherings.
    • Share expertise with and between teams, initiating interdisciplinary referrals as needed.
    • Participate in discharge planning and document it in the client's record.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of ongoing quality improvement processes.
    • Serve on the Clinical Record Review Committee.
    • Utilize the OASIS assessment tool and outcome reports to enhance therapy services and improve 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 colleagues.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of safety and infection control practices by adhering to agency policies and procedures.
    • Recognize and respond to potentially unsafe situations.
    • Follow safe practices while using equipment.
    • Assess the safety of the environment and take proactive measures to prevent accidents and promote safety.
  • Supervise relevant home care team members.
    • Provide in-home supervision of home health aides and physical therapy assistants as directed and in accordance with agency policy.
    • Evaluate employee performance and conduct timely reviews as delegated.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as necessary.
  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures, as well as professional and community standards, while performing the job.
    • Deliver services in accordance with applicable state, federal, CHAP, and JCAHO standards.
    • Attend meetings and required educational programs.
    • Take responsibility for personal and professional development and communicate learning/developmental needs to the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Graduate from 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, with preference given to candidates with home care experience.
  • Hold 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 and have automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or agency requirements, with a good driving record.
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