Patients will be a wide range of ages, mostly in the geriatric age bracket.
You'll provide physical therapy services to patients according to a written physician's plan of care. This may include, but will not be limited to:
A. Assessing and evaluating therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status, and participation in the development of the total plan of care. Evaluates home environment.
B. Assesses for muscle strength, mobility, gait, ROM—potential for rehab.
C. Directing physical therapy treatment.
D. Instructing patients and families/caregivers in the use and care of therapeutic appliances.
E. Determining priority needs for physical therapy
You will also initiate physical therapy program and instruct other personnel and/or family/caregiver members in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with a patient, as well as instructing them as to the goals of the physical therapy program for the patient by participating in case conferences.
You may train patients in the use of prosthetic device as well as identifying patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers as necessary.
In addition you will prepare and submit clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment of goals, participate in discharge planning for patient, prepare and submit a clinical progress summary based on the attainment of goals as directed by Organization policy and more.