Physical Therapist-Home Care

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  • 01 Skilled Homecare Department
  • Unscheduled - D/E - 8 hours
  • Allied Health
  • FTE: 0
  • Req #: 21337
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    • The Physical Therapist is responsible for providing physical therapy to Home Care/Hospice patients and primary case management when indicated. Responsible for timely and accurate communication and documentation relative to physical therapy delivery. Provides clinical supervision for the Physical Therapist Assistant. Promotes and develops physical therapy services in Home Care/Hospice.
    • Education: Graduated after successful completion of a physical therapist education program approved by one of the following: a) The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE); or b) Successor organizations of CAPTE. Passed an examination for physical therapists approved by the state in which physical therapy services are provided.
    • Experience: N/A
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current Minnesota Physical Therapy license. Wisconsin Physical Therapy license within six (6) months of hire.  Wisconsin Background Study upon hire and renewed per Wisconsin state law.
    • Education: N/A
    • Experience: Two (2) years experience. Previous Home Care experience.
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
    • Knowledge of physical therapy principles; interpersonal dynamics; community resources; legal limitations within the practice of physical therapy. Ability to make decisions and solve problems; work in a mature constructive manner; exercise good, professional judgment and to accept responsibility; follow through with directions; organize and prioritize responsibilities; present information to others; be self-motivated and independent; time manage.

      READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
    • WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
    • SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
    • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
    • REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
      • Ability to walk, talk, see, hear, bend and lift up to fifty (50) pounds; sit and drive (providing own vehicle)

        Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Bending-repetitive forward - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)

      • Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Up to 25 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Up to 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

      • Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

      • Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances; may be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements; exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness); subject to varying and unpredictable situations; handles emergency or crisis situations

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