LHC Group Physical Therapist - $10,000 SignOn - FT - Ashland in Ashland, Alabama
LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. More than 60 leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because our 11,000 employees in 25 states are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.
Using discretion and independent judgment, the Physical Therapist provides age-appropriate services for adult to geriatric patients, including the following: comprehensive assessment, direct treatment to individuals and groups, supervision of treatment delivered by the PTA or tech, development of a home exercise program, patient/family instruction, participation in team and family conferences, evaluation and selection of adaptive equipment, participation in PI programs, and documentation of services according to hospital and department standards
Initiates evaluation and completes it within 3 days of receiving an order.
Evaluates the patient to determine rehab potential, identifies needs, and sets goals to be used in the team plan of care.
Identifies appropriate parts of the evaluation when completion is not possible. Prioritizes treatment, completes per policy.
Seeks out resources in difficult cases
Sets initial STG's and LTG's.
Collaborates with patient and family in goal setting and achievement.
Schedules patient at appropriate time for therapy.
Identifies patient and family education needs.
Attends PTC weekly or provides information for the therapy representative, and functions as an active participant of the ID team.
Collaborates with the team to establish interdisciplinary team goals.
Utilizes equipment in a proper and safe manner, reports broken or faulty equipment
Follows medical regimen developed for the patient. Is aware of and adheres to precautions (THR, TKR, Cardiac, Wound, etc.).
Utilizes the following safe treatment techniques: transfers, positioning, feeding, splinting, paraffin bath, cryotherapy, etc.
Utilizes treatment approaches according to established PT protocols and policies.
Utilizes alternatives or other innovative approaches as needed.
Completes a bi-weekly summary in conjunction with the POC
Documents on the ID progress notes daily.
Documents daily units of treatment on the charge sheet
Writes orders on the physician order sheet as indicated according to hospital policy
Documents patient progress on the POC form weekly.
Completes D/C summary within 3 days of discharge.
Completes appropriate discharge planning in the following areas: Provides home evaluation as indicated. Is aware of financial situation and plans care appropriately. Ensures that patient is aware of home/work place accessibility. Ensures patient awareness of needed equipment, and makes plans to secure it. Designs a home exercise program to address all pre-existing problems. Makes all appropriate referrals at D/C.
Serves as a member of the Performance Improvement team
Actively participates in Department Team meetings.
Conducts in services for other staff members as needed or identified.
Participates in weekend and holiday rotation as needed
Participates in student supervision as indicated.
Assists in the interview process for new therapy department employees as needed.
Lead Therapist TS: Ensures that the therapists evaluate the patient to determine rehab potential during initial evaluation.
Lead Therapist TS: Ensures that therapists collaborate daily with patient and family in goal setting and achievement.
Lead Therapist TS: Ensures that therapists schedule patients at the appropriate time for therapy.
Lead Therapist TS: Ensures that therapists identify patient and family education needs upon admit and as needed.
Lead Therapist TS: Ensures that therapists complete initial evaluations within 3 days of admission
Lead Therapist TS: Ensures that therapists set initial STG's and LTG's during initial evaluation
Lead Therapist TS: Collaborates with the other therapists and interdisciplinary team to establish patient goals as needed.
Lead Therapist TS: Attends Team Conference weekly and functions as an active participant of the ID team.
Lead Therapist TS: Reviews documentation weekly and ensures that the therapists complete all needed documentation
Wound Care TS: Provides consultation and direct assistance to the hospital nursing staff in the management of patients with ostomies and wounds (i.e. pressure ulcers, vascular ulcers, diabetic ulcers, burns, etc) by: assessment of the wound, recommendation of care to promote healing, evaluation of response to treatment, and recommendation of alternative treatment approaches when indicated.
Wound Care TS: Provides direct patient care and treatment of ostomies and complicated wounds as follows: pulse lavage, vacuum assisted closure, and debridements.
Wound Care TS: Recommends patient care practices utilizing current national and regional standards
Wound Care TS: Assesses and monitors all wound care patients for appropriateness of care at least weekly.
Wound Care TS: Coordinates the use of specialty bed surfaces for appropriateness of care.
Wound Care TS: Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals in the planning of cost-effective, high quality care for patients with wounds.
Wound Care TS: Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences with members of the interdisciplinary team, patients, and families.
Wound Care TS: Demonstrates clinical expertise in the performance and teaching of technical skills to the nursing staff and patients/families that is necessary to care for patients with wounds and ostomies.
Wound Care TS: Collects clinical data on wound care patients and participates in performance improvement and quality assurance.
Wound Care TS: Coordinates wound care in-services for new hires and continued education for nursing staff.
Formal Education : Bachelor's Degree
Experience : Less than 6 months
License, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement : Yes
Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy and successful completion of the National Registry exam.
Recent graduates who have applied for the registration exam may be considered for provisional appointment.
Current Physical Therapy License in state of practice
- Membership or certification in national association (as applicable)
- Must be willing to accept management duties as assigned.
Requisition ID 2016-6229
Facility Name Clay County Hospital Home Care
Territory Coverage Ashland and Sylacauga
Position Type Full-Time
Work Schedule Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)