Aegis Therapies Physical Therapist & Therapy Coordinator in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Performs evaluations and develops effective patient treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing the treatment location.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Meets the patient’s goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription. Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence
Administers therapy statements according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by aides and assistants. Complies with company protocol for patient rounding
Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, noting and evaluating patient’s progress; providing medically necessary treatment plan and modifications
Manage the appropriate therapy minutes for patients based on individual clinical needs; Participates in the Q & A process for rehab related issues. Accuracy in completion of MDS or OASIS items per workflow model
Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing patient specific maintenance programs; instructing patients, families and/or caregivers in follow-up maintenance programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad).
Protects patients and employees by adhering to treatment location infection control policies and protocols and keeping information confidential per company and federal requirements. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with treatment location and department procedures, rules and regulations.
Ensures proper operation of equipment by complying with company procedures and following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs
Provides services in multiple settings (including skilled nursing, assisted living, patient homes, and outpatient) as determined by supervisor and patient/resident need including community based services such as home health and wellness activities as required
Assist rehab team in coordination of optimal interdisciplinary patient scheduling and establishing a group treatment schedule that is most appropriate to patients' needs
Attend treatment location meetings as directed by DOR, to discuss rehab plan of care related to clinical management and appropriate use of minutes
Communicate with DOR on all rehab related issues within treatment location in a timely manner. Relay communications from DOR to staff when requested
Assist DOR in scheduling of staff around PTO absences and census fluctuations that assures proper staffing levels
Graduate from Physical Therapy program
Current license as a Physical Therapist in the state of practice
Must meet Clinical Competency requirements
Current CPR certification, preferred
Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS
Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing
Good problem-solving skills
Good computer skills including use of desktop computers and handheld devices with ability to learn company or customer systems
Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient, employee and company proprietary information
Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
Mobility, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, walking, heavy lifting, fine hand coordination, ability to hear, ability to read and write, ability to detect odors, and ability to remain calm under stress.
Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc.
Vision (corrected) adequate for reading.
Intelligible speech and normal language / cognitive skills.
Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretchers.*
Lifting of patients*, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds rarely.
Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day.
Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead.
Must be able to transfer patients.*
Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients / caregivers.
Work in a fast-paced clinical environment.
Work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.
Several task and job duties involve a risk of exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).
CODE OF CONDUCT
Must adhere to the Company’s Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities
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