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Physical Therapist - Fulltime - Westchester region

Company: VNS Health
Location: Bronx
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewProvides physical therapy to VNS Home Care patients through comprehensive assessment. Develops and implements a plan of care consistent with the Agency's goals and Rehabilitation department policies and procedures. Works under general supervision.Responsibilities

  • Conducts comprehensive assessment of patients by determining patient needs, develops courses of action including treatment plan and outcomes and implements the home physical therapy care plan.
  • Maintains patient records by completing all required VNS Health documentation and ensuring compliance to Agency standards and policies.
  • Monitors patient progress through assessment of care provided, including need for revision to treatment plan, outcomes and discharge plan as appropriate.
  • Counsels caregivers and family by providing education and consultation for related patent care issues, including referrals within and outside of VNS Health as necessary
  • Assists patients with therapeutic interventions and activities of daily living, which may require positioning, moving, transferring and lifting patients of varying body sizes and physical conditions, with and without assistance and as appropriate, instructing, demonstrating and verifying capabilities of family members and/or paraprofessionals. Ability to use and assist patient with use durable medical equipment as a component of the plan of care, including but not limited to wheelchairs, patient transfer lifts, ambulatory devices, slings, splints, orthoses, prostheses, and exercise/strengthening equipment.
  • Travels to patients homes and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g., elevated buildings, walk-ups, care facilities, single/multiple family homes, presence of pets, etc.) using approved transportation options to deliver direct care to the patient.
  • Transports and utilizes required technology devices (tablet), infection control materials and supplies using VNS Health designated/supplied carrying case (backpack) weighing approximately 15 20 lbs to and from patient homes/care facilities, VNS Health offices and therapists home.
  • Provides care in accordance with Agency policies, practices, procedures and standards, including professional practice standards of care, which may require standing, stooping, sitting, crouching, twisting, reaching, bending and stretching to deliver patient care.
  • Evaluates the need for equipment by analyzing client requirements, identifying devices needed, ordering equipment and instructing patient/caregivers/family in its safe use.
  • Manages assigned caseload; provides physical therapy services to patients as per plan of care.
  • Assess cases for appropriateness of Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) services. Makes recommendation if appropriate.
  • Participates in VNS Health meetings including but not limited to, interdisciplinary team meetings, inservices and training programs, rehab services meetings and caseload reviews.
  • Serves as Coordinator of Care (COC) on selected cases, which meet criteria for PT only cases.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.QualificationsLicenses and Certifications:
    • New York State License and current registration in Physical Therapy required.
    • Valid driver's license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.Education:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from a program approved by the New York State Department of Education required.Work Experience:
        • Minimum of one year physical therapy experience or successful completion of the probationary period as a VNS Health Rehab Intern preferred.
        • Basic PC skills preferred.
        • Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.

Keywords: VNS Health, Mount Vernon , Physical Therapist - Fulltime - Westchester region, Healthcare , Bronx, New York

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