LPTA Home Health Healthy @ Home:
Carolinas HealthCare System

151624-en_US
Carolinas HealthCare System
Charlotte North Carolina
Healthcare
Description

Job Req ID: 151624

Position Number: 00071490

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Day

Shift Details:

Standard Hours: 40.00

Department Name: PT - Certified

Location: CMC Home Care - Charlotte

Location Details: 

 

 

 

Job Summary

Responsible for an assigned group of patients, typically geographically related and accountable for the oversight and overall management of the physical therapy services in the home setting under the plan and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist (PT). Implements physical therapy patient care programs on an intermittent basis in the home and notifies the PT of changes in the patient's condition, performance and response to treatment in accordance with the physician’s orders.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the daily management of an assigned patient caseload, ensuring timely care and documentation to meet the patent needs/services as prescribed in the established plan of care and per MD orders
  • Collects data pertinent to the healthcare consumer’s health or the situation from patient assessments in the home setting, telephonic contacts and/or related EMR information available.
  • Implements patient care programs including necessary modalities, procedures, exercise programs, and patient education as established by the PT.
  • Documents and implements a plan of care to meet patient and family needs, to include discharge planning and utilization of available resources.
  • Demonstrates clinical reasoning, coupled with clinical skills to conduct accurate clinical assessments and perform patient care activities; evaluates effectiveness of therapy interventions, identifies and prioritizes patient/family strength, needs and priorities.
  • Provides and documents patient and family education in regard to deficits, progress toward goals, and therapeutic techniques, with individualized instruction for a home program including equipment use.
  • Maintains communication with multidisciplinary team providing updates and changes in schedules, patient data or needs, and physician orders.
  • Incorporates short and long-term goals established in the plan of care into therapy, as evidenced by documentation in visit notes.
  • Supports effective communication and collaboration with the physician oversight, and branch PT/ leaderships supervision to ensure timely feedback regarding patients’ condition and/or need for changes in the plan of care.
  • Remains and performs ordered treatments, therapies, and/or procedures in accordance with State Physical Therapy Practice Act and Home Health Conditions of Participation, JCAHO, Medicare Guidelines, OASIS and agency policy and procedures
  • Promotes shared governance and decision making activities, developing and nurturing research to positively affect clinical outcomes and promotion.

Physical Requirements

Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 50 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Ability to travel extensively during all seasons to assigned patients place of residence. Works in a variety of home environments and conditions. Must speak English in good, understandable terms.  Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch.  Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate.  Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions. Ability to work flexible schedule to meet patients' needs. Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, goggles, gowns, and masks are sometimes required due to possible exposure to hazardous chemicals or blood and body fluids.

 Education, Experience and Certifications

Graduate of an approved Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) program required. Current state licensure as a PTA required. 1-year experience as a licensed PT in a clinical care setting or home health preferred. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required. Valid driver's license and auto insurance required in State of residence.

 

The Region's Preferred Healthcare – in the Comfort of Home.

Home care at Carolinas HealthCare System allows patients in North and South Carolina to receive world-class healthcare in the comfort of their own homes. The team of experts at Healthy@Home provides compassionate care and advanced services outside the scope of a medical facility.

As part of Carolinas HealthCare system, Healthy@Home works with our patients' physicians to develop a personalized plan of care for individuals of all ages.

Backed by more experience, greater access, and more services than any other home care provider in the region, Healthy@Home is trusted to meet the needs of each of our patients in the comfort of his or her own home.

 

Highlights of this awesome opportunity:

  • Patient autonomy
  • Home Care Home Base Technology
  • Employment with a great employer/perks

 

At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.

 

As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.

 

Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer

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