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VNA Physical Therapist

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Physical Therapist works collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team to assure delivery of high quality physical therapy services in accordance with the physician's orders and with the agency's programs and policies. Services are provided and in the patients place of residence. - Performs initial evaluation to identify functional deficits, establishes Plan of Treatment in consultation with the physician including short and long-term goals. - Treats patients to relieve pain, develop or restore functions, and maintain maximum performance using physical means, such as therapeutic exercises, massage, dry and moist heat. - Directs and aids patients in active and passive exercises, muscle reeducation, gait, and functional training, activities of daily living including transfer activities and prosthetic training. - Makes use of Physical Therapy modalities such as but not limited to, low voltage generators and ultrasonic machines, heat and cold. - Arranges for the provision of outpatient therapy services for procedures unable to be completed in the home. - Observes, records and reports patients response to treatment and any changes in patients condition to physician. - Communicates with the Rehab Program Manager, Patient Care Manager, Clinical Coordinator and appropriate staff in order to plan total patient and family care. Confers with other disciplines as appropriate in planning rehabilitation for the patient. - Records reflect the family oriented approach. Documentation is timely, accurate, legible and in compliance with agency policy and directives. Records made clear the goals and plans made with the patient and/or family. - Evaluates and documents the effectiveness and outcomes of care on an ongoing basis and makes revisions as needed. - Plans discharge as appropriate. - Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants as required by regulation. - Instructs other health team personnel when appropriate, in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with the patient includes patient and family members. - Instructs patient in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, walkers, canes, and prosthetic and orthotic devices. Facilitates provision of equipment as needed. - Provides orientation and supervision in Physical Therapy skills in home care to P.T. students from any accredited physical therapy program. - Provides orientation to new orientees related to physical therapy scope of practice. - Participates in patient-centered unit meetings. - Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/Entity as well as the proper release of information. - Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety. - Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated. EDUCATION: A graduate of a program approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy (PT) Association or its equivalent and by the State. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Preferably one or two years experience under a qualified registered Physical Therapy Supervisor. CPR certified. WORK SCHEDULE: Predominantly day shift type of work, however there may be times when evening and/or weekend scheduling is necessary to meet the needs of our patients. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Bethlehem , VNA Physical Therapist, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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