To provide therapy services consistent with the patient's Plan of Treatment. Observe patient during treatment, compile data and report patient's progress. Act as a liaison and maintain contact with patients, Occupational Therapist and Clinical Team to ensure effective care coordination. Provide hands-on care and education of the patient. Works with other highly skilled clinicians through a multi- or interdisciplinary team approach
• Travels to patient homes and provides physical therapy care and patient assessment duties. Implements treatment plan. Conducts treatments for exercise, posture correction, etc. Observes, records, and reports the patient’s reaction to treatment and changes in condition. -- Instructs patients, family members of patients and other health personnel in the use of equipment, or phases of therapy with which they may work with patient
• Ensures for appropriate discussion of patients and required completion of documentation. Assist in the implementation of vocational and educational programs to restore, reinforce and enhance task performances, diminish or correct pathology and to promote health and self-sufficiency.
• Design and adapt equipment for working and living environment. Fabricate devices to assist and improve function, independence and participation in the program.
• Provide therapeutic treatment and instruction to patients in accordance with physician orders to improve and restore strength, coordination, range of motion and function.
• Coordinates discharge plan decisions and the final assessment with the Physical Therapist.
• Coordinates on-going care with Occupational therapist, the RN Case Managers and other clinical staff to ensure coordination of care. Reports any concerns or issues. Identifies any barriers to achievement of identified goals/outcomes and works in collaboration with the RN Case Manager and other patient care team members to assure coordination of care is provided to attain desired outcome..
• Consults with therapist, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
• Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing and instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise 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.
• Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
• Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
• Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.-Develops occupational therapy staff by providing information; developing and conducting in-service training programs.
• Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
• Communicates significant changes in patient condition.
• Documents plan, notes, requirements per regulations in timely manner and accurate.
• Follows-up with RN or Director of nursing to ensure notification and documentation of missed visits is provided in accordance with proper procedures in a timely manner,
• Completes and submits timesheets or time logs to supervisor on a timely basis which accurately document hours, mileage, travel and other time worked
- Attends and participates in mandatory meetings, in-services, and conferences.
• Cleans and maintains therapy equipment ensuring that equipment is in safe and proper working order.
• Assists with audits as requested.
• Degree from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program (approved by the APTA)
• Electronic medical record charting and data entry.
• A minimum of six months physical therapist assistant experience preferred with home health
• Current CPR Certification
• Current and unrestricted PTA licensure eligible for Wisconsin
• Good organizational and communication skills
• Requires travel to patient homes and meeting locations.
• Must maintain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
• Must maintain an acceptable driver’s record .
• Must maintain proof of current auto insurance.
• Must have access to a vehicle in good working condition.
• Requires evening, weekend, holiday, and on-call responsibilities.
• Requires 5 visits/day ( 8 hours day/40 hour week full time person)