HOT JOB OF THE WEEK: Physical Therapist – Home Health

Physical Therapy – Home Health

If you’re a PT who values building patient relationships, schedule flexibility, and getting to see the real world outside of the clinic walls, you should consider home health!

Physical Therapy in the home health setting offers several advantages over clinic and hospital work, including a more flexible schedule, a much less physically demanding patient load (4-6 patients per day vs. 15+ patients per day), and the ability to really get to know your patients over an extended period of time.

Driving from patient to patient (all miles are reimbursed) means you get to see sunshine rather than being confined to the clinic or hospital for the entire day.

Our client is a well-established Home Health Care & Hospice organization with offices throughout Mississippi. The company is seeking to hire a Physical Therapist in their Vicksburg, Brookhaven, and Belzoni service areas.

This is a direct hire position with a full benefits package. Pay is competitive!

Your daily work as a Home Health Physical Therapist can include several different aspects of patient care in accordance with a plan of care to promote positive therapeutic outcomes.

 

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Services provided include: 
    • Initial and ongoing assessments to determine level of functioning, including OASIS assessment at appropriate time points.
    • Developing and revising the plan of care in consultation with the physician and other care­ team members.
    • Identifying barriers to desired outcomes
    • Goal setting
    • Providing therapeutic treatments
    • Teaching client/family
    • Evaluation of equipment needs to increase function level.
    • Preparing clinical and progress notes
    • Coordination services in consultation with home health staff
    • Evaluation the effectiveness and outcomes of care
    • Supervising Therapy Assistants and HHAs as appropriate
    • Participating in in-service programs
    • Planning for discharge

Hospice:

    • Rehabilitative services (PT) are provided in accordance with the plan of care as reviewed and approved by the IDT. All services are provided in accordance with accepted standards of practice by or under the direction of a qualified physical therapist as appropriate.
    • Documentation of all therapy interventions
    • Initial and ongoing assessment and evaluation of patient/family response to therapy
    • Problem identification
    • Goal Setting related to needs of hospice patient
    • Treatment planning in consultation with the physician and the IDT to achieve goals
    • Treatment provision
    • Development and revision of plan of care as indicated
    • Consultation with IDT members
    • Patient/Family Education
    • Provision of equipment required to increase the patient’s function and independence
    • Timely recording of all assessment and evaluation data, treatments and patient’s response to therapy interventions
    • Education and consultation with patients/families and with organizational staff
    • Provision of specialized hospice training
    • Discharge planning and evaluation
    • Supervision of therapy assistants and home health aides when appropriate

REQUIREMENTS:

    • Have completed degree requirements from an accredited college or university to achieve official designation as a Physical Therapist.
    • Current licensure or registration with the Mississippi State Board of Health as a professional therapist.
    • Prefer One (1) year experience as a Physical Therapist, preferably in a home health care setting.
    • Must be able to drive own vehicle to patient’s homes and have acceptable levels of insurance coverage on vehicle.
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About Professional Staffing Group:

 

Professional Staffing Group, LLC is a locally owned staffing and recruiting firm that stands on nearly 20 years of success. We offer full-cycle employment solutions across multiple professional and business sectors. PSG specializes in Executive Search, Direct Hire, Temp-to-Hire, and Temporary Employment Solutions.

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