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Physical Therapist (PT) – Part-Time

Seeking a part-time Physical Therapist to join our team in Dana Point, CA!!

Deliver high-quality care that will improve the lives of patients. Your dedication and commitment deserve recognition. If you’re looking for a fulfilling career with realistic expectations, consider joining our company.

The PT specialist evaluates and treats individuals, under the guidance of a physician, using various therapeutic techniques to restore muscle strength, coordination, and body alignment, alleviate pain, and enhance movement and functionality. As part of the interdisciplinary team, the PT specialist provides support and information in the field of Physical Therapy.

Responsibilities

1. Review pertinent resident information and analyze its impact on the assessment and treatment process.

2. Conduct a comprehensive functional assessment of the resident and document the findings using established protocols. Evaluate the resident’s home, work, and equipment requirements.

3. Develop and implement personalized treatment plans that address the resident’s specific needs and include realistic functional goals.

4. Comply with evaluation, treatment, and documentation guidelines. Ensure accurate and timely record-keeping.

5. Teach therapy procedures to Assistants and closely supervise their interactions with residents.

6. Document the progress of each treatment session in the resident’s record.

7. Modify treatment plans as necessary throughout the course of therapy. Maintain concise discharge summaries.

8. Familiarize residents with program services and procedures related to their needs. Inform them of potential risks during any procedures.

9. Collaborate with nursing staff, residents, and families to maximize the residents’ functional abilities.

10. Educate residents and their caregivers on exercise programs and post-treatment therapeutic procedures to be continued at home.

11. Assist in the referral process for residents requiring additional services after discharge. Stay updated on available community resources.

12. Attend and actively participate in rehabilitation team conferences to discuss resident progress, issues, and needs.

13. Attend other department and facility meetings as required.

14. Pursue relevant continuing education opportunities to maintain clinical competence.

15. Contribute to the quality improvement process.

16. Promote the programs and services of Heritage Healthcare through interactions with the community.

17. Adhere to professional and regulatory standards set by Heritage Healthcare.

18. Provide feedback to the Rehab Manager on the performance of assistants, when appropriate.

19. Follow facility policies and procedures, and participate in quality improvement and safety initiatives.

20. Perform additional duties as assigned to ensure quality care for residents.

21. Understand reimbursement protocols of various payers and efficiently allocate therapy resources based on the residents’ goals and desired outcomes.

22. Demonstrate knowledge of OBRA regulations, HIPAA, Local Coverage Determination, and third-party reimbursement guidelines.

23. Support the company’s dedication to Compassionate Care and maintain professionalism to promote confidence in the Rehab Program.

24. Work independently, recognizing situations that require direct supervision, and willingly aiding others.

25. Maintain the expected productivity level for your position at your designated facility.

This job description may not include all job duties. Supervisors or managers may assign additional tasks. Your performance will be evaluated based on your completion of the tasks specified in this job description.

Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.

2. Valid state license.

3. Prefer experience in a similar healthcare setting.

4. Certification and demonstrated expertise in specialized areas, if applicable.

5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

6. Proficiency in applying physical therapy principles, methods, materials, and equipment.

7. Ability to assess the needs of a resident and develop and implement an effective care plan.

8. Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements.

9. Physical ability to perform job tasks, including standing for extended periods, pushing and lifting objects up to a certain weight, and maintaining balance.

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