Granite VNA is hiring a Per Diem Physical Therapist.
When you join Granite VNA, you have the opportunity to work closely with patients and their caregivers to help them reach their goals and regain or maintain independence.
The Physical Therapist helps achieve our mission by delivering age appropriate care to the patient in the home setting utilizing standard therapy best practice: assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation within scope of practice defined by the NH Physical Therapy Governing Board. PTs will effectively interact with patients, caregivers and other healthcare team members while maintaining all standards of professional therapy. PTs will supervise Physical Therapy Assistants assigned to patients.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Develops and implements appropriate plan of care (POC) that complies with referral source orders, specific treatment measures, frequency/expected duration and discharge goals in partnership with the patient, healthcare provider, patient representative (if any) and/or caregiver(s) based on thorough assessment incorporating all aspects of patient limitations and goals, and potential discharge environment
Documents accurate and ongoing assessment/reassessment, treatment and discharge of the patient: interventions, patient response to care provided, patient/caregiver educational needs, problems, capabilities, limitations and progress toward goals.
Documentation includes evidence of appropriate patient/caregiver teaching, and the understanding of these instructions in accordance with agency timeframes.
Engages the patient /caregiver in meaningful education and counseling as indicated per care plan.
Communicates with all physicians involved in the POC and other health practitioners related to the current POC.
Demonstrates responsibility to effectively coordinate the patient’s POC with members of the Interdisciplinary Team and other health professionals through team/patient care conference. Updates patient’s short-term/long-term goals as appropriate based on interdisciplinary team assessments and re-assessments.
Participates in interdisciplinary team, agency projects, committees, QAPI program and/or other activities upon request and approval from direct supervisor.
Attends Agency In-service programs.
Other Job Functions:
Supervise Physical Therapy Assistants assigned to patients according to federal and state regulations.
The employee will be exposed to a variety of uncontrolled work environments. The employee may be exposed to all kinds of weather conditions while driving to and from work assignments.
The employee may also be exposed to blood and bodily fluids, virus, disease and infection from patients and environmental hazards in the work environment. The employee may be required to work extended periods of time using a laptop and/or other mobile device.
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements
1. Graduate of an approved physical therapy education program (CAPTE), accompanied by
current New Hampshire physical therapy license.
2. One year of physical therapy experience.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and
hear. Specific abilities include reading, writing and speaking in English, normal or
correctable vision with the ability to accurately discern colors, and hearing.
This position requires the ability to use of computer to document patient care. Specific
abilities include use of fine motor skills to type, write and perform professional skills.
This position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending,
kneeling, stooping and crouching as well as lifting and supporting patients.
This position requires the ability to minimally lift up to 50 lbs. and the ability to provide
up to 75% assistance for patient transfers.
This position requires the ability to frequently enter and exit and/or sit in an automobile
for prolonged periods while commuting to work assignments.