A Registered Physical Therapist (PT) administers physical therapy to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Supervisor.
$75-180 per visit
May cover one or more of the following areas: Santa Clara County, San Benito County, Santa Cruz County, Monterey County (please specify preference when applying).
- Graduate from a physical therapist curriculum approved by the American Physical Therapy Association, or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, or the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association and American Physical Therapy Association
- Must have current license to practice in the state of California
- Must have a current CPR card
- Two (2) years experience, preferred
- Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment
- Understands and adheres to established policies and procedures
- Provides physician prescribed physical therapy
- Improves or minimizes residual physical disabilities of the patient
- Returns the individual to optimum and productive level within the patient’s capabilities
- Participates with all other health care personnel in patient care planning
- Directs and supervises personnel as required
- Takes initial history and makes initial evaluation
- Performs all skilled procedures as ordered by physician
- Consults with physicians regarding change in treatment
- Writes reports to physicians regarding patient’s progress
- Instructs patients and family/significant others in home programs and activities of daily living
- Participates in in-service programs and presents in-service programs as assigned
- Participates in performance improvement activities as assigned
- Attends all patient care conferences as scheduled
- Prepares clinical and progress notes
- Assists physician with evaluating level of function
- Helps develop the plan of care and revise as necessary
- Consults with family and Agency personnel. Completes and submits OASIS assessments, reassessments, transfers, resumptions of care, discharges and significant change in condition in accordance with Agency defined time frames
- Appropriately utilizes ICD-9 codes.
Works indoors in Agency office and patient homes and travels to/from patient homes.
Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.
Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:
- Ability to participate in physical activity
- Ability to work for extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity
- Moderate lifting
- Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis