The Physical Therapist is responsible for providing rehabilitation treatment and care in the home to adult and/or geriatric patients of Suburban Home Health.
- Evaluates patients and develops a rehabilitation plan within the parameters prescribed by the referring physician to improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction.
- Documents patient progress and communicates with other clinicians such as occupational therapy, speech therapy and skilled nursing on the status of patient’s treatment plans.
- Administers active and passive exercises to help relieve pain, increase patient strength or decrease or prevent deformity.
- Directs physical therapist assistants and home health aids on the course of treatment for designated patients
- Educates and instructs patients, families and caregivers regarding treatments plans and procedures.
- Plans discharge when patient goals have been attained and communicates proper follow-up care to patient and caregivers.
- Adheres to established organizational and departmental policies, standard operating procedures, quality assessment, and safety guidelines.
- Displays and maintains behavior which promotes a positive experience for patients, caregivers, referring physicians and co-workers.
- Provides on-call care up to once a month on Saturday and Sunday between 8:00 am-4:30 pm.