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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Physical Therapist - Home Health - Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, California

We are looking for a Physical Therapist in Home Health to Serve Patients in the Sonoma County Area!

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Schedule: Full Time - 80 biweekly hours

Shift: 8-hour Days

Job Summary:

The physical therapist assists the physician in evaluating the patient's level of function, develops and updates the plan of care and provides treatment as ordered by the attending physician.

Essential Functions:

  • Completes all assessments/evaluations, including OASIS if necessary, at specific time-points as defined by regulation and agency policy, accurately and timely.

  • Develops a plan of care in collaboration with the patient, family/caregiver and physician including frequency and duration of therapy visits, specific treatments, appropriate goals, other disciplines needed and discharge plan.

  • Performs and documents physical therapy interventions including patient education according to the Plan of Care and adapts these actions as patient needs change, ensuring optimal outcomes.

  • Documents patient status in an accurate, timely and concise manner by use of EHR in patient home at the time of visit and synchronizes by 10:00AM the following day.

  • Communicates changes in the patient status, patient issues and concerns and changes in orders to the physician and the Clinical/Rehab Manager.

  • Designs and instructs a patient specific home exercise programs to patients, families and caregivers recommending and providing assistive equipment, as needed.

  • Contributes to patient case conferences an indicated, to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's care.

  • Practices infection control and universal precautions for self and others in patient care activities.

  • Advocate for quality patient outcomes communicating with authorization nurses and community vendors timely.

  • Maintains patient rights and dignity.

  • Enhances professional development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.

  • Annually completes Compliance Education and understands applicable policies.

  • Meets the productivity standards of the organization.

Skills:

  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Ability to prioritize and critically think.

  • Understanding of computer software and can easily adapt to computer programs.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Ability to follow Agency's policies and applicable laws.

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

  • Time management.

  • Flexibility to adapt to new and changing situations; participates as a team player to support the team and Agency needs.

  • Demonstrates customer service skills.

Position Requirements:

Education:

  • Master's Degree in Physical Therapy

  • Or D.P.T (Based in Graduation Year)

License/Certification:

  • California Physical Therapist licensure.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience:

  • Home Health experience

  • 1 year experience as a Physical Therapist

St. Joseph Home Care Network (SJHCN) is a Home Health ministry of St. Joseph Health, serving three Northern California counties; Humboldt County, Napa County and Sonoma County. Our networks of compassionate, highly skilled employees are dedicated to putting the patient first to improve the health of individuals and families in our community. The Home Health caregivers assist in restoring a patient's optimal health and support the family by going into the home and ministering to the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient and family members. Our home care services are a literal representation of reaching out to our community to care for our dear neighbors.

Company: St. Joseph Home Care Network

Category: Physical Therapy

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