Home Health Physical Therapist (PT)

Cheltenham, MD
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Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) 

Cheltenham, MD

About:

Since 1900, this amazing home health provider has provided the highest quality physician-prescribed home health care services to the homebound, disabled, or patients living with a chronic condition in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Their team of nurses, therapists, social workers, and home health aides travels two million miles each year to bring the services and technologies of a medical center directly into patients’ homes.  They are the largest home health care provider across the region and pride themselves in having a consistent record of stellar associate satisfaction, providing high quality care, and practicing a laser focus on putting patient safety first.  Recognized as a HomeCare Elite agency for 10 consecutive years, ranked in the top 25% of agencies in the nation. 2023 Best Home Care Leader in Training Award recipient.

They are seeking a talented Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) for 40 hours per week.

The Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) Provides evaluation and physical therapy treatment in accordance with agency standards, the laws and regulations governing the provision of physical therapy services in the state of Maryland, and other regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and documents patients and family’s response to interventions. Evaluates measurable progress toward goals and revise the plan of care. Identifies and modifies underlying factors that impede progress toward goals. Makes recommendations for updates in plan of care, using knowledge of interventions and resources.
  • Establishes and documents teaching plan for patients/families based on patients’ level of knowledge, diagnosis, prescribed treatment and available resources. Communicates (verbal, written, demonstration) respectfully with patients/families, supervisor, peers and other health team members. Establishes visit schedule and informs patient/family and team supervisor.
  • Contributes to the achievement of established goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Completes annual Code of Conduct, Compliance and other mandatory training.
  • Implements an effective physical therapy treatment plan in conjunction with the patient, their family/caregiver, the patient’s physician and other members of the health care team, and modifying treatment plan as needed.
  • Evaluation includes interview, observation, palpation, specialized assessments including but not limited to goniometry, muscle strength testing, and sensory testing. Such assessments require use of tools (e.g. goniometer, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope) and the possession of sight and hearing senses or the use of prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately.
  • Independently implements and documents plan of care for patients with a routine to complex problems to facilitate continuity of care. Documented interventions are related to planning of care. Interventions reflect the standard of care for patient condition/diagnosis. Interventions include utilizing agency and community resources. Performs therapy interventions consistent with home care protocols. Interventions reflect knowledge of standard home care supplies and equipment used inpatient care.
  • Independently organizes patient assignments for completion of tasks within acceptable time frames. Seeks assistance from PT III, Rehab Care Manager or supervisor regarding complex patient problems. Maintains necessary clinical records, collects data, and prepares reports on activities. Submits completed admission records within 48 hours and daily records within 24 hours with a Ninety-five percent accuracy on technical audit. Recertification completed prior to recert date. Maintains caseload mix and productivity for acuity level of patients.
  • Initiates and participates in regularly scheduled case conferences; includes all disciplines. Includes patient and family in mutual goal setting and care plan revision.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with other departments and participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and agency in community outreach efforts. Enhances growth and development and enriches personal knowledge and skill through participation in educational programs and affiliations.
  • Performs history and assessment related to episode of patient illness to determine the patient’s habilitation/rehabilitation needs. Recommends adaptive equipment and/or home modifications to maximize the patient’s functional abilities and safety. Identifies primary patient problems from assessment. Identifies discharge planning needs including referrals to appropriate community resources. Interprets abnormal clinical data to anticipate problems associated with changing patient status.
  • Performs procedures and modalities, including but not limited to, therapeutic exercise, functional mobility training, gait training, heat/cold application and ultrasound.

Qualifications:

  • We’re excited to train PT’s that are passionate about home health
  • 1-2 years Clinical experience (required)
  • Physical Therapist License to practice Physical Therapy in Maryland
  • CPR certification (required)
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and reliable transportation
  • Good clinical skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of home equipment, home care reimbursement, and regulations governing PTAs
  • Basic computer skills (preferred)
  • Smart Phone experience

Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm w/ some weekend rotation

Compensation:

  • $98,300 – $148,854 per/year
  • Mileage reimbursement at IRS rate

Work Location:

  • Out in the field providing patient visits (home)

Coverage Area:

  • South Prince George’s County – grouped by zip codes (will be assigned a centralized territory to reduce windshield time). 

Productivity Requirements:

  • 27 points per week: Admission/recert/resumption = 2 points; Revisit/discharge = 1 point; Additional clinical eval = 1.5 points

Benefits:

  • A rewarding and fulfilling career with a company that values your contributions
  • Medical, dental, and vision choices, including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) that allow Associates to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation days, and company paid holidays
  • Company-paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Available accident and critical illness coverage
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match (6%)
  • Tuition assistance to advance your unique career plans and goals
  • Employee recognition program
  • System-wide referral bonus program 
  • Relocation assistance up to $3500 (eligibility requirements)
  • Performance reviews and merit increases
  • An environment of world-class medical, clinical and research practices and innovation where you will truly impact patient care and outcome

EMR Used:

  • Homecare Homebase

Equipment:

  • Company issued Galaxy Note
  • All necessary supplies and equipment