Physical Therapist (PT)- Weekday PRN
Company: Healthpro Heritage
Posted on: June 9, 2021
HealthPRO/Heritage is seeking a PRN Physical Therapist (PT) for
Brightview Wayne, an Assisted Living Site in Wayne, NJ. This is for
a new site starting in September. This position will start PRN, but
will grow to part-time or full-time based on needs.
At HealthPro Heritage we hire people who share our vision, who
work diligently and provide the kind of care that will help change
patient's lives for the better. As an Associate, your dedication
and commitment deserve respect and recognition. If you're looking
for a career and straightforward and realistic 'care' expectations,
maybe it's time to look at our company.
The Physical Therapist evaluates and treats residents, under
orders from a physician, through the use of a variety of
therapeutic procedures designed to restore loss of muscle strength,
coordination and body alignment, to relieve pain and to improve
movement and function. The Physical Therapist participates as a
member of the interdisciplinary team providing support and
information within the area of Physical Therapy.
Review available resident information and evaluate the impact of
this information on the assessment and treatment process.
Conduct and document a thorough functional assessment of the
resident, utilizing standardized procedures. Assessment of
home/vocational and equipment needs.
Develop and implement an individualized treatment plan based on
resident needs and containing achievable functional goals.
Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines
and consistently maintain timely and accurate department
Instruct Assistants in treatment procedures to be utilized and
provide close supervision while such staff members are working with
Enter a progress note in the resident record following each
Revise treatment plans, as needed, throughout the treatment
process. Physical Therapist
Document the course of treatment in a clear concise discharge
summary utilizing a prescribed format.
Orient residents to program services and treatment procedures
appropriate to their needs. Inform residents of any potential risk
during any procedures.
Work with nursing staff, resident and families to maximize
resident's use of functional abilities.
Instruct residents and family/other caregiver about exercise
programs and therapeutic procedures to be continued by the resident
at home following treatment.
Assist in the referral process when a resident requires
additional services following discharge. Maintain current knowledge
of community resources.
Attend and participate in, or provide information for
rehabilitation team conferences regarding resident progress,
problems or needs.
Attend and participate in other department/facility meetings, as
Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to
discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical
Participate in the quality improvement process.
Promote the programs and services of Heritage Healthcare through
formal and informal interactions with the community.
Act in compliance with Heritage Healthcare's regulatory and
professional standards and guidelines.
Provide input to the Rehab Manager on clinical performance of
assistants, as requested and appropriate.
Adhere to facility policies and procedures and participate in
facility quality improvement and safety programs.
Perform other duties as assigned and required to provide quality
care to residents.
Understand reimbursement by various payers and allocates therapy
resources efficiently in accordance with resident goals and
outcomes related to discharge destination.
Demonstrate a knowledge of OBRA regulations, HIPAA, Local
Coverage Determination, and third party reimbursement
Support the company's commitment to Compassionate Care; projects
a professional image to foster confidence in the Rehab Program.
Perform duties in an independent manner and recognizes
situations where direct supervision is needed; willingly helping
- Maintain the expected productivity level that has been
discussed and is expected for your position at your particular
This job description does not list all the duties of the job.
You may be asked by the supervisors or managers to perform other
duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance
of the tasks listed in this job description.
Bachelor/Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy.
Current license in the state of practice.
Prefer supervision, training and/or experience in a setting
serving the same age/type of resident population served by this
Certification, if applicable, and demonstrated competency in
identified areas of specialization.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal
Demonstrated competency in applying the principles, methods,
materials and equipment used in physical therapy.
Ability to assess resident needs and develop and implement a
comprehensive plan of care.
Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance
- Ability to complete the following activities safely, and at
times, for prolonged periods:
- Standing: Maintaining an upright position on the feet,
especially for prolonged periods of time
- Pushing: Applying pressure and exerting force against an object
for the purpose of moving it forward or away from the source of the
force - push or pull force up to 35 lbs.
- Lifting: Raising an object from a lower to a higher position,
or moving an object laterally, from position to position
- Required to lift up to 50 lbs of force independently. May be
required to lift over 50 lbs with assistance of another person or a
- Stooping: Bending the body forward and down from the waist,
hips and knees, sometimes for a prolonged length of time.
- Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction away
from the body
- Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when
walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or moving
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