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Home Care Physical Therapist

Job in Akron - Summit County - OH Ohio - USA
Company: Summa Health at Home and Hospice
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-05-16
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
    Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Aide, Allied Health, Rehabilitation
  • Doctor/Physician
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Job Description

As a Physical Therapist you will:

• Provides skilled physical therapy in a patient’s home as ordered by the attending physician

• Observes, records, and reports patient reactions, changes, and progress to attending physician and any appropriate agency staff

• Performs OASIS assessments to develop an individualized plan of care and makes adjustments as needs change

• Completes initial evaluation and admission visit within 48-72 hours of referral

• Helps decrease re-hospitalizations by front loading visits for high risk patients

• Treats patients to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance using physical means, such as, exercise, massage, heat, water, etc

• Arranges the provision of services listed above on an outpatient basis which cannot be given in the patient’s home

• Promotes continuity of care with appropriate admissions, transfers and discharges

• Counsels patient and family on the disease/injury and how to manage in all phases of physical therapy

• Instructs patient and family members on proper use of equipment such as wheelchairs, braces, walkers, crutches, canes, and other prosthetic/orthotic devices

• Ensures patient/family know financial responsibility for needed equipment by utilizing DME department and/or MSW

• Oversees and supervises therapy services of patient provided by PTAs and when appropriate, nurse assistants

• Completes all clinical documentation in accordance with agency protocol and Medicare/Federal guidelines

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:15 am to 5:00 pm Territory: Wayne County


• Physical Therapist with current license in the state of OH

• One year of experience

• Home care experience preferred

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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