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Physical Therapist - Home Health at The Care Team in Livonia, Michigan

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

The Care Team - The care you deserve and the support you need.

Come join our growing team! The Care Team Home Health is looking for a Part-time Physical Therapist to care for patients in Livonia, MI, and surrounding areas. We specialize in providing Home Care in the home and facilities. If you are looking for a new and exciting opportunity, we encourage you to apply today. A member of the recruiting team will be in contact with you to discuss this opportunity in more detail. At the Care Team we offer:


  • Engaging Company Culture
  • Competitive Compensation and Excellent Benefits
  • Growth from within through training, supportive leadership, and collaboration with the best of the best in your field
  • Independence, Autonomy, and Flexibility!
  • Innovation and industry-leading systems and technology
As a member of The Care Team, you will enjoy a wealth of great benefit choices including:

  • A full benefits package including Health, dental, and vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible spending
  • Company Paid and optional Life and Long-Term Disability, Short Term Disability
  • Accident Coverage
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide skilled Physical Therapy services on an intermittent basis to patients in their homes by physician orders.

Additionally, the Home Health Physical Therapist will:


  • Provide initial and on-going comprehensive assessments of the patient's needs including Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessments.
  • Establish a treatment plan in consultation with the physician and revises it with the approval of the physician as necessary.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the interdisciplinary patient care plan as it pertains to Physical Therapy.
  • Assist the physician in evaluating patients by applying diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint, and functional ability tests.
  • Treat patients to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance, using physical means, such as exercise, massage, heat, water, light, and electricity.
  • Consult and familiarize staff regarding the established plan.
  • Teach, supervise, and counsel the family and patient in the physical therapy program.
  • Instruct patient in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, and prosthetic and orthotic devices.
  • Provide the equipment required to carry out the plan.
  • Arrange for out-patient service for procedures that cannot be given at home.
  • Record on a timely basis all evaluation data, treatments, and patient's response to therapeutic intervention. Also records quality assurance data.
  • Prepare an assessment of the patient's condition and periodic evaluations and summaries.
  • Supervise Physical Therapy Assistants and paraprofessionals as per agency policy.
  • Record and report to the physician the patient's reaction to treatment and/or any changes in the patient's condition.
  • Communicate with the physician at least every 30 days or whenever changes occur regarding the patient's status and obtain additional orders, if necessary.
  • Communicate with other team members (including Home Health Aides) and, when appropriate, instruct them in certain phases of physical therapy that they may use while working with the patient.
  • Write clinical/progress notes on the date of the visit and incorporates the same in the patient's record within 14 days.
  • Participate in case conferences, physical therapy staff meetings, agency activities, and in-service programs as necessary.
  • Supervise the home health aide every two (2) weeks when physical therapy is the only professional discipline involved in the patient's care and supervises the Physical Therapy Assistant at least monthly.
  • Participate with staff, patients, and physicians in discharge planning activities and completes a Physical Therapy Discharge Summary.
  • Obtain a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition.
  • Evaluate the patient, the patient's significant other(s), and the home situation to determine what instruction will be required, what assistance will be available from the family in caring for the patient, and what other Agency and community services will be required.
  • Assure that the physician's orders are appropriate and discuss necessary changes.
  • The ability to drive and the ability to access patients' homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible are required.
  • Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the patient's condition and to perform patient care.
  • On occasions, may be required to bend, stoop, reach and move the patient weight up to 250 pounds, lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English.
  • Help optimize the capital structure and support strategic initiatives.
  • Maintains the agency's mission, philosophy, and core values.
  • Ensures compliance with agency policies and procedures regarding operations/processes, including but not limited to those regarding patient care, patient complaints, incidents, safety, and emergency management.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding infection prevention, control, standard precautions, and infection identification reporting.
  • The clinical record shall contain notes for each service provided. A clinical note will be completed for each visit made to a patient's home (including a private residence, assisted living facility, group homes, or skilled nursing facility) within 48 hours of the visit.
  • Always maintains patient confidentiality, including all HIPAA regulations.

Professional Experience and Qualifications and Qualification


  • Comprehensive knowledge of general therapy theory and practice and able to work independently.
  • Minimum of one year of home health physical therapy experience
Regulatory Requirements

  • Licensed or registered in the State of Michigan.
  • Must pass a criminal background check & MVR check.
  • Completed health statements acknowledging the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Valid state driver's license.
  • Proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Current CPR card; On-line CPR certification accepted; Hands-on CPR certification preferred.
  • TB testing per agency policy; (1 or 2 step TB skin test within 12 months of hire & annual TB symptom screening thereafter).
PT Home Health Expertise

  • Must be computer literate and able to maintain simple records in English.
  • Promotes patient/family education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient's/family's cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences.
  • Collaborates with the patient/family to learn appropriate self-care techniques.
  • Submits documentation on time per agency policy.
  • Knowledgeable of current federal, state, and agency regulations concerning patient care, includes incident management and reporting.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements. Including complying with Legal Authority: Act 519, Public Acts of 1982; MCL 400.11, which states: All persons employed, licensed, registered, or certified to provide health care, must report a suspicion or reasonable cause to believe that physical, mental, or sexual abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult has occurred.
  • Participates in agency's other mandated activities, i.e., in-services, Quality Assurance, and Performance Improvement (QAPI); staff meetings.
EDUCATION:

  • Licensed as a Physical Therapist in the State of Michigan
  • DPT Preferred

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to or from this job at any time. It is not designed to contain nor be interpreted as a comprehensive account of all the responsibilities or qualifications required of an employee assigned to this job. These job duties may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.





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