Physical Therapist PT Home Health PRN
Company: Brookdale Senior Living
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: May 16, 2020
PRN PT position with our Home Health network, Corpus Christi is the
primary area of coverage.
Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect
with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the
core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards
and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a
company. Here youll find opportunities to grow your career at any
level whether you have direct contact with resident or support
someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000
associates, theres a place for you to make a difference in lives of
the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
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
- Optimizes the physical abilities and skills of patients by
performing or supervising therapy staff in initiating referrals;
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 patients family, the
staff and other professionals as appropriate.
- Establishes individual patient schedules in conjunction with
other team members. Develops treatment plans by identifying a
problem list, including long and short-term goals and methods to
achieve identified goals.
- Coordinates treatment plan with patient, family and other team
members. Implements and conducts treatment as outlined in the
treatment plan. Monitors patients response to intervention and
modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with
physicians orders. Documents results of patients assessment,
treatment, follow-up and termination of services. Adapts treatment
to meet the individual needs of the patient.
- Develops appropriate home program to maintain and enhance the
performance of the patient in his/her own environment. Participates
in discharge planning. Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive
devices, orthotics or prosthetics. Trains patient, family and
appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.
- Refers patients for treatment to Physical Therapy Assistants
(PTA) by completing evaluation and initial plan of treatment and
communicating necessary and sufficient information. Supervises and
directs PTA in the implementation of the treatment plan.
- Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services
delivered and of individual physical therapy programs for
effectiveness and efficiency, using predetermined
- Participates in patient, family and staff education. Confers
formally and informally with other team members in coordinating the
total rehabilitation program of the patient. Attend in-service
training and facility meetings as required.
- Submits billing, payroll and expense documentation in an
accurate and timely manner. Assists in the collection of statistics
- Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions, and
OSHA standards for the healthcare professional. Assists with and
participates in Continuous Quality Improvement Program as required.
Adheres to established confidentiality standards as required by
Brookdale Healthcare Services concerning patient
- Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation,
planning, implementation and follow-up of the patient therapy
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
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.
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
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
- Talk or hear
- Taste or smell
- Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure
- On-Call on an as needed basis
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and
- Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting
- Exposure to latex
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or
- Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from
- Requires Travel: Occasionally
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free
Schedule: Regular Part-Time
Keywords: Brookdale Senior Living, Corpus Christi , Physical Therapist PT Home Health PRN, Healthcare , Corpus Christi, Texas
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