Physical Therapist - Ivy Creek
Company: Ivy Creek Healthcare & Wellness Center
Location: San Gabriel
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Ivy Creek Healthcare & Wellness Center - POSITION DESCRIPTION:
To provide direct patient care and support activities which build
and maintain the outstanding outcomes of the therapy
department.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Aids in the restoration and
enhancement of independent function in those individuals whose
living status has been compromised by illness and/or injury.
Evaluates and treats patients, communicates with families,
physicians and other interdisciplinary team members, documents
services in the medical records. Contributes to the professional
development of self and others. Enhances interdisciplinary team
through professional skills and knowledge. Demonstrates safe
working practices.Provides patient treatments which meet patient
needs and uses current treatment knowledge in accordance with the
facility clinical procedures. This includes but is not limited
- Performing accurate, comprehensive patient evaluations.
- Developing effective plan of treatment and obtaining
appropriate approvals from referring physician.
- Supervising Physical Therapy Assistants/other Physical
Therapists and/or Aides in direct patient care and patient related
activities according to Facility Policy as well as State and
- Communicating with supervisor and interdisciplinary team
members regarding patient progress, problems, and treatment
- Instructing patient's families and/or nursing staff in
specified follow through programs.
- Interviewing patients and families regarding previous level of
functioning, life style and current and future expectations for
- Demonstrating knowledge of appropriate resources for
problem-solving and clinical best practice.Writes accurate,
complete, and clear documentation in accordance with regulatory,
licensing, payor, and accrediting requirements. This includes but
is not limited to: Recording Resident Needs Reviews, evaluations,
daily treatment notes, progress notes, and discharge summaries in
accordance with facility Policies and Procedures. Recording
treatment charges accurately and insuring that documentation is
consistent with billing data. Writing specific, objective
documentation that is outcome oriented and details the patient's
needs, potential to benefit from treatment, and progress achieved
to date. Includes specific, objective measurable goals. Managing
Medicare Medical Review and Denials process in conjunction with
Director of Rehabilitation, the facility, and therapy staff.
Acquiring and documenting consents/approvals for treatment when
necessary.Consistently demonstrates facility's interdisciplinary
approach to patient care. This includes but is not limited to:
Integrating findings of other members of the interdisciplinary team
in treatment assessment and recommendations. Integrating input from
patient and family in treatment assessment and recommendations.
Preparing for and providing meaningful contributions to the rehab
team conferences, patient care conferences, utilization review
meetings, family conferences, and caregiver training sessions.
Collaborating with and informing facility staff in areas of patient
progress. Educating members of the team in areas of expertise.
Working with facility to teach documentation practices which assist
the therapy team. Communicating effectively with discharge
planners.Contributes to professional development of self and
others. This includes but is not limited to: Utilizing continuing
education to achieve targeted quality improvements. Interacting
with peer therapist at local acute hospitals and other
environments, if appropriate. Presenting at weekly rehab team
conferences, facility in-services, and professional conferences.
Maintaining a current body of knowledge in areas of clinical
expertise through seminars, professional journals, and peers.
Meeting continuing education requirements of regulatory
agencies.Aids in building and maintaining a positive facility
culture as a professional member of the staff. This includes but is
not limited to: Consistently demonstrating positive core values in
interaction with co-workers, patients and families, with all other
persons involved with the patient's care, and the general public.
Consistently demonstrating professional standards. Contributing to
a positive work team by sharing information, using problem-solving
methods and accepting new ideas, constructive criticism, or advice
from others. Demonstrating superior customer service through
courtesy, consistent follow-up and positive
communication.Demonstrates safe working practices. This includes
but is not limited to: Identifying and correcting safety hazards or
notifying the facility or the Director of Rehabilitation so that
safety hazards will be immediately remedied. Maintaining work areas
in safe and orderly fashion. Maintaining equipment in safe working
order by facilitation annual calibration. Using proper body
mechanics during treatments of patients and during support
activities. Using universal safety precautions. Wearing appropriate
protective equipment.QUALIFICATIONS:Skills, Knowledge and
- Knowledge in Physical Therapy evaluation and treatments.
- Ability to supervise and direct assistants and aides.
- Understanding of the principles of physical modalities employed
in Physical Therapy.
- Knowledge of use of prosthetic and orthotic devices ambulatory
aides, assistive and resistive devices, and training.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Ability to work with all types and levels of patients.
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication
skills.Education:Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctorate
Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited Physical Therapy
program.Experience: Experience in geriatric rehabilitation
preferred. Experience in adult neurological, cardiac, and/or
general rehabilitation is preferred.Physical Requirements:For
Direct Patient Care: Must be able to lift and transfer patients to
and from all surfaces a minimum of 10 times per day. Must be able
to lift approximately 50-70 pounds a minimum of 10 times per day.
Must be able to perform CPR, if required. Must be proficient with
use of hands for repetitive grasping, pushing-pulling, and fine
motor manipulation. Physical Therapist will spend approximately
60-80% of time bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching while
working with physical therapy patients. Physical Therapist will
spend approximately 60-80% of time standing/walking.For Support
Activities:Physical Therapist will spend approximately 10-20% of
time sitting at desk or terminal entering
data.License/Certification/Registration: Current Physical Therapist
Registration/State Licensure as required Current CPR
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