Physical Therapist

  • U.S. Medical Management
  • Sep 01, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Physical Therapist

  • Location: Lansing, MI
  • Division: Pinnacle Senior Care

U.S. Medical Management (USMM) is an affiliate of a leading Fortune 100 company. A national organization built on a continuum of care with premier healthcare providers, clinicians and patient focused individuals working together. Our Mission – “Through Compassionate Patient-Centered Care in the Home; We will Provide Exceptional Outcomes across our Continuum of Services” – Visiting Physicians Association, Pinnacle Senior Care, Grace Hospice, Comfort Hospice, Home DME & our In Home Health Assessments (IHA).

Our Values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork & Excellence are leading us to a better tomorrow for patient care. Our Purposes Centered on “We are Unified in our Work through our Continuum of Services” “We can Find Comfort that We are Making a Difference for our Patients” & “We make a Broader Positive Impact on Society”, allows USMM to be poised for a phenomenal future.

We are seeking candidates who desire the experience of delivering quality & compassionate healthcare within proven care models with patients at the forefront of everything we do.

 

Benefits We Have to Offer: 

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • PTO 
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Tuition Reimbursement
     

Position Description

Under the general supervision of the Clinical Supervisor/Clinical Manager, the Physical Therapist provides physical therapy services; communicates the patient’s progress with other disciplines and directs, supervises and instructs non-professional home health aide staff in the provision of personal care to the patient.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the Physician’s order, admits patients eligible for home care services within 24-48 hours
    • Assesses and evaluates patient needs/problems, identifies mutually agreed upon goals with patients
    • Reports patient status and need for other disciplines to agency Clinical Supervisor and referring Physician
    • Reports to assigned follow-up Clinician as indicated
  • Develops patient care plan that specifically addresses identified patient problems and goals
  • Updates care plans on an ongoing basis; revises and resolves patient problems and goals as changes occur and/or at recertification
    • Completes admission paperwork to include checklist and submits to Clinical Supervisor per agency policy
  • Provides Physical Therapist services including assessment, evaluation, procedures, teaching and training activities as outlined in the patient Plan of Care
    • Provides Physical Therapist visits according to visit schedule and notifies agency of need to alter schedule in any way
    • Reports significant findings to patient’s Physician and Clinical Supervisor as they occur
    • Re-assesses patient for effectiveness related to goals, continuing or discontinuing service, changes to goals or care plan update, objective evidence or statement of expectation of continued progress toward goals at the 13th and 19th visit, or at least every 30 days
    • If more than one therapy discipline is providing services, the re-assessment will be conducted on the 10th-13th visit or 16th -19th
  • Submits completed Physical Therapist visit notes; communication notes and home health aide supervisory notes per agency policy on designated days as requested by Clinical Supervisor
  • Submits change orders per agency policy
  • Performs all OASIS time point assessments per Medicare Criteria and per agency policy and procedure
  • Maintains open lines of communications to all members of the continuum of care team
  • Acts as a preceptor in the orientation of new physical therapy staff as requested
  • Attends staff meetings, team conferences and educational in-services per agency requirements
  • Participates in Process Improvement (PI) program by assisting with collection of data and serves on PI team upon request
    • Participates in discharge planning process per Medicare Criteria and agency policy and procedure
  • Follows agency policies and procedures
  • Performs these and all other duties as assigned by the Administrator
  • Able to lift 40 pounds from floor to shoulder
  • Repetitive walking, standing, sitting, bending, and use of hands
  • Maintains a productivity level of 90%

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • A current, unencumbered State professional license
  • Active CPR Certification
  • Must maintain a valid driver's license and good driving record
  • An automobile to be used for work
  • One year experience as a home care professional Physical Therapist and competent in performing comprehensive assessment and OASIS-C preferred
  • The ability to make sound professional clinical judgment
  • The ability to assess and document patient needs and formulate individualized patient care plans to meet those needs
  • Proficiency in clinical skills
  • Proficiency in personal computer use, including email, clinical, word processing, and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to drive in a car 2-4 hours per day