In accordance with agency policy and state/federal regulations, provides independent, age-appropriate physical therapy to patients in their place of residence. Teaches patient/family and caregivers preventative and rehabilitative procedures. Develops and coordinates the plan of care and provides case management.
Evaluates patients and interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction Establishes treatment goals and plans treatment to achieve established goals
Initiates discharge planning for physical therapy
Implements the plan of care through direct treatment of the patient, delegates a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel, and coordinates the treatment program with other health care personnel as appropriate.Provides advice and education to patient and family
Regularly reassesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patients towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment.Discharges patient from physical therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from physical therapy
In accordance with agency policy, provides accurate, timely documentation of physical therapy patient management
Participates in appropriate and approved educational and clinical research activities in physical therapy
Participates in specialized patient care clinics outside the department.Assists in the development, implementation, and review of departmental patient care programs
Performs other duties as needed in the areas of staff education, departmental operations, and departmental projects
Supervises the work of Home Health Aides according to regulation and agency policy.Demonstrates on-going progress toward meeting the criteria for professional practice
Minimum of two (2) years experience in physical therapy.
Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree with certification in Physical Therapy or foreign-trained equivalent.
License, Certification, Registration
Current license to practice as a physical therapist in California. Current CA Driver's license Approved BLS. National Provider Identifier (NPI) required as of May 23, 2007.
Clinically skilled to detect early warning signs of complications including medical assessments of skin integrity, mentation. Ability to differentiate emergent versus non emergent patient care status.
Ability to look at patient holistically, not just body part or functional ability. Competency to remove staples/sutures in the home. Commitment to Service Orientation.
Effective written and oral communication skills (in English). Good interpersonal skills. Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. Clear driving record for the past two (2) years and proof of automobile insurance as required by law.
Computer literate preferred. Experience in an automated clinical information system preferred.
Primary Location: California,Granada Hills,Home Health 10605 Balboa Blvd.
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule:
Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation:
UTSC / United Therapists of SoCal Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Rehab Services Specialty:
Physical / Occupational Therapy Department: Home Health Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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