Physical Therapist will conduct observational assessments, provide member/caregiver education on home safety precautions, ensure proper use of assistive devices, and assess the needs of potential additional devices. Therapist will make appropriate recommendations to ensure the overall safety of the members in the home and community. Therapist will report all visits and make all recommendations to the Utilization Management Department.
• Assesses environmental needs of MLTC members through observation of assistive device present or not present in the home and use thereof.
• Conducts observational assessments of the member’s condition and perform periodic re-assessments.
• Develops a plan of care in accordance with the authorized practitioner’s prescription for therapy referrals to a Certified Home Health Agency or outpatient PT facility.
o The plan of care must include the type of services, device or fall prevention program recommended.
o The plan of care must include fall prevention interventions, short and long term goals, as well as projected time frames for goal achievement to measure outcomes.
• Documents the member’s response to treatment and modify the treatment plan and objectives as needed after notifying the member’s physician.
• Conducts observational assessments in the Nursing Home of the member’s condition and make recommendations for potential discharge planning.
• Instructs health care personnel, the member and family in the techniques and principles necessary for safety management and restoration of function.
• Completes case conferences, transfer, and discharge summaries when indicated.
• Prepares all documentation on the appropriate forms.
• Participates in the development and periodic revision of the physician’s Plan of Treatment with the Home Care Coordinator.
• Participates in case conferences, staff meetings, and in-services as needed and as designated by the Rehab Manager.
• Works with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team to develop appropriate interventions in order to achieve clinical and functional goals.
• Participates in the agency’s Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Project/PIP as assigned.
• Submits visit notes, at minimum weekly, or within 7 days after completion of each home visit.
o Provides written Home Exercise Programs to members and Home Care coordinators, and instructs member/family/caregiver as per physician’s instructions.
o Demonstrates sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding suspected violations of corporate compliance regulations.
o Reports all suspected violations to Supervisor, Compliance Officer or Compliance Hotline.
o Performs other duties as assigned.
The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the jobs as identified, and shall not be considered as detailed description of all work requirement that may be inherent in the position.
· Graduate of a physical therapy school approved by: The American Physical Therapy Association; The Council on Medical Education and American PT Association of the Council on Medical Education of Hospitals for the American Medical Associate.
· A license and current registration to practice as a Registered Physical Therapist in New York State.
· Two (2) years institutional and/or home care experience required.
Satisfy the state health status requirements