Weekend Home Care Physical Therapist

Location: Syracuse, NY
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $75,000.00 - $80,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 12/28/2017
Job ID: 02554214
Job Description
Home Care Physical Therapist for 3 day weekend coverage
Join a team of Physical Therapists 
Primary Functions: 
  • Evaluate patient using diagnostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.
  • Prepare an assessment of the patient’s condition at the time of the initial evaluation & perform periodic re-evaluations.
  • Develop a written problem list & plan of care.
  • Write clinical/progress notes on the date of the visit and incorporate same in the patient’s record.
  • Treat patients to relieve pain and/or develop or restore function to reach maximum independence.
  • Instruct patients and their families in the use of prosthetic, orthotic and assistive devices (canes, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.)
  • Include and educate the family and patient regarding treatment plan and goals.
  • Attend physical therapy staff meetings and inservice presentations.
  • Participate in case conferences.
  • Participate in the development and periodic revision of the physician’s Plan of Treatment.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to use Agency’s EMR program.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work independently, and complete paperwork accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Must comply with privacy & HIPAA laws.  Must be respectful of the patient’s rights & treat a client & his/her belongings with dignity & respect.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile with current insurance coverage and in good working condition available to use for work.  Must be willing to travel throughout assigned county.
  • Willingness to submit to physical examination, criminal background and drug testing.
Required Experience
  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy program.
  • Licensed by and currently registered with the New York State Education Department.
  • One year of practical experience as a licensed physical therapist preferred.