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Physical Therapist (PT) - Home Care

Company: Carle Health
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Home Care Physical Therapist evaluates and develops treatment plans for patients of all ages, modifying the plan of care as appropriate. Serves as a role model in the delivery of professional services and as a clinical resource for staff and students. Hours may vary depending upon census and program need.

Special Summer Incentive *Sign on bonus - $15,000*Free Health Insurance for the rest of the year



  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy
    • Physical Therapist (PT) License Illinois within 3 months
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days
    • Driver's License upon hire
    • Proof of Auto Insurance upon hire.
      • One (1) year Healthcare/Medical - Physical Therapist (preferred)
        • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
        • Drives reliable transportation
        • Maintains state required insurance
        • Valid Illinois Drivers License.

          Essential Functions:

          • Documents detail about patient visit
          • Provides sufficient so following staff can determine exactly what and how care was rendered with a clear plan for the next contact.
          • Educates and documents discharge planning prior to discharge
          • Includes communication with physician, insurance source, outpatient visits, planned community resources, and arranged if applicable.
          • Patient is provided with discharge documentation.
            • Updates goals promptly, ensures goals are closed as met or changed as patient condition progresses.
            • Communicates and initiates case conferencing and documents interactions (other disciplines, MD, care coordinator, insurers, etc.)
            • Communicates the requirements to team, care givers, assignments with scheduler
            • Prepares written instructions for the assistant and supervises the assistant in the patient home.
            • Administers treatment involving application of physical agents such as heat, cold, light, water, electricity, traction and massage therapy.
              • Evaluates, fits and adjusts prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommends modifications to the orthotist/prosthetist.
              • Plans and administers prescribed physical therapy treatment programs for patients to:
              • restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability, injury or loss of body part.
              • Performs patient assessment test, measurements and evaluations, such as:
              • range of motion and manual muscle tests, gait and functional analyses, and body part measurements.
                • Records and evaluates findings to aid in establishing or revising specifics of treatment programs.
                • Reviews and evaluates physician or podiatrist referral and patient medical record to determine if physical therapy required.
                • Comprehension and adherence to regulatory requirements
                • Comprehension and adherence to home care policies regarding practice, and documentation content and timelines.
                • Completes functional assessments and documentation per regulations.
                  • Completes comprehensive OASIS assessment of patients.
                  • Assess homebound status of patients.
                  • Completes comprehensive physical therapy assessment in patient's home and develop plan of care.
                  • Communicate with patients to schedule appointment times and manage daily schedule.
                  • Assess home safety and recommend equipment to improve patient's home safety.
                  • Educate family/caregivers on recommended home exercise program.
                  • Performs wound care within the scope of practice and according to the plan of care and to the department policy.

                    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information:

                    Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

Keywords: Carle Health, Bloomington , Physical Therapist (PT) - Home Care, Healthcare , Bloomington, Illinois

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