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Licensed PT / PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Company: Aureus Medical Group
Location: Peoria
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Job Description:

General Summary:
The Physical Therapist is responsible for visiting patients in their home to perform therapeutic evaluations, exercises and treatments to restore function and prevent disability following illness or injury as ordered by a physician and in accordance with State Practice Act and Home Care rules and regulations.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served. This requires that the clinician demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development, as well as physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of the patient population served.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Evaluates patients' physical and functional status including musculoskeletal system, neurological system and functional mobility skills in activities of daily living and includes gathering information from the medical record, patient, and family/care giver.

Analyzes evaluation results and sets appropriate short and long term goals to support/develop the patients plan of care.

Selects, administers, or monitors treatment. Treatments may include: modalities, therapeutic exercise, transfers, gait training, functional mobility training, and home safety.

Determines appropriate assistive devices such as transfer aides, ambulation aides, orthotics, and prosthetics which are needed for functional mobility skills; including patient and family teaching as needed.

Reassesses patients response to treatment and adjusts program accordingly; includes ongoing communication with the physician, physical therapist assistants, patient and/or family and other health care disciplines.

Recommends other disciplines, programs, and equipment/ supplies as needed by the patient and/or family.

Evaluates effects of physical therapy treatments and updates plan of care as needed.

Maintains accurate and timely documentation in electronic medical records.

Determines, instructs, and issues appropriate home programs.

Adheres to universal precautions and infection control policies.

Attends to the physical, emotional, as well as psychosocial needs of the patient population served.

Attends patient care conferences, in-service education classes, and meetings as required. Keeps informed of developments in the field of Physical Therapy and related disciplines in order to maintain and enhance professional expertise.

Develops and maintain a positive working relationship with department and other Home Care personnel, patients, students, and outside agencies.

Supports and is involved in Home Cares continuous quality improvement efforts designed to improve patient outcomes and patient satisfaction in an efficient manner.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance for this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirement

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Requires current state license to practice as a Physical Therapist.
One year recent physical therapy experience preferred.
Home healthcare experience preferred.
Must have CPR certification prior to patient contact.
Must be able to use and operate therapeutic equipment
Must have knowledge of the treatment of physical disorders, have an understanding of problem solving and decision making skills.
Proficient with electronic documentation, Microsoft programs including, Outlook, Word, etc.
Provides own transportation with auto insurance and abides by all laws, rules and recommendations to comply with Safe Driving Policies while on duty. Must maintain a valid drivers license.
Work schedule may include some weekends and holidays as needed.
Must be able to work independently in virtual work environment and execute own workload.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.

Position: Therapist

Specialty/Modality: Physical Therapy

Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-Physical Therapist-Illinois

Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs


For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE.
Resumes may also be sent to therapyjobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 456-5857 for more information.
As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services.
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Whether you crave new experiences, adventure, or professional challenges, we offer endless opportunities in exciting destinations. Our Therapy Division specializes in the placement of physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy professionals in national contract (travel), local contract, and direct-hire opportunities nationwide. Most importantly, were here when you need us, 24/7. At Aureus Medical, you can have it all. Its why weve been the leader in healthcare staffing for more than 25 years.

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