PRN PHYSICAL THERAPIST
LEXINGTON AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES
Nurse on Call - Home Healthcare by Brookdale, is a Medicare certified agency providing home healthcare services. We take pride in our strong reputation for furnishing the high quality skilled nursing, rehabilitation and related services that our patients and their families and physicians expect and deserve.
We enrich lives every day.
Provides and directs Physical Therapy services to patients including assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation.
Functions under physicians’ orders and adheres to applicable principles and practices of physical therapy, Brookdale Healthcare Services policies and procedures and state regulations.
evaluating and treating appropriate patients; effectively participating in the care planning process; appropriately documenting progress toward identified objectives and communicating patient status and needs to the patient, the patient’s family, the staff and other professionals as appropriate.
term goals and methods to achieve identified goals.
Monitors patient’s response to intervention and modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with physician’s orders.
Documents results of patient’s assessment, treatment, follow-up and termination of services. Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs of the patient.
Provides / recommends / fabricates adaptive devices, orthotics or prosthetics. Trains patient, family and appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.
Supervises and directs PTA in the implementation of the treatment plan.
Attend in-service training and facility meetings as required.
Adheres to established confidentiality standards as required by Brookdale Healthcare Services concerning patient information.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities.
An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his / her supervisor.
Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from an accredited program.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Completion of the National Certification Examination for Registered Physical Therapist. License to practice
physical therapy within the state. Ability to work varying hours, including weekends and holidays.
Management / Decision Making
Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.
Knowledge and Skills
Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment.
Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Basic computer software skills in Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to work holidays and weekends as operation demands.
Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethical professional and clinical judgment. Ability to address staff and patients in a courteous and friendly manner as well as accept constructive criticism.
Must be willing to communicate with patients of various levels of functioning and various types of personalities. Willingness to communicate perceived physical and emotional needs of patients to other skilled staff to assist with addressing their care needs.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
Schedule : Regular Part-Time