Physical Therapist I
Company: MyMichigan Health
Posted on: August 4, 2022
Summary HOMECARE TERRITORY: MIDLAND AND SURROUNDING AREAS
GENERAL SUMMARY: This position delegates responsibility to the
Physical Therapist Assistant and Aides. Activities of this position
are patient focused and utilize assessment, planning, intervention,
and evaluation in accordance with physical therapy standards,
physician orders, and governing policies and procedures. (20%)*
Evaluates the patient's function by performing formal/informal
testing measures to determine the skeletal, neurological,
respiratory, and cardiovascular status.
(20%)* Develops a goal specific treatment regime based on
assessment data and the patient's tolerance to carry-out the
treatment plan as prescribed.
(20%)* Submits a written treatment regime to be included as part of
the plan of treatment authorized by and coordinated with the
physician. Updates plan of care as needed to reflect changes in
patient status. Co-signs verbal orders received by physical
therapist assistant as necessary.
(20%)* Devises a schedule of treatment, which is frequency and
duration specific to be discussed with patient/family/caregiver and
coordinated with clinical support staff.
(20%)* Educates patient, family, and/or caregiver regarding
pathology or condition, patient alternatives, prognosis, and
rationale for treatment through forms of rest, exercise,
modalities, and other indicated interventions.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides supervision for Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical
Therapy Aides, Home Health Aides and students per affiliate and
Adapts clinical treatment techniques and procedures to the home
Recommends adaptive/supportive equipment based on assessment;
contacts appropriate representative and/or supplier to place order
and assists in securing equipment for patient.
Documents the patient/family/caregiver response to treatment and
changes in patient condition per affiliate documentation policies
and/or standards and in compliance with regulatory agencies.
Completes daily documentation necessary for billing procedures per
affiliate policy and in compliance with regulatory agencies.
Provides treatment intervention and demonstrates competence to
facilitate or restore optimal functioning specific to therapist's
patient care area.
Educates patient/family/caregiver in home education program using
relevant and effective teaching methods.
Demonstrates effective oral and written communication with all
internal and external customers to maximize quality of patient care
including coordination with interdisciplinary team members.
Promotes education and development among staff, students, and other
health care providers using relevant and effective teaching
Promotes process improvement.
Assists with program development, Participates in team conferences
and interdisciplinary meetings as appropriate.
Promote physical therapy within MyMichigan Health and service area,
participating in and providing community education.
Function as case manager for assigned cases.
Demonstrates commitment to MyMichigan Health and specific affiliate
mission as evidenced by customer service, quality of service, and
Maintains confidentiality of patient and affiliate information in
accordance with MyMichigan Health and affiliate policies and
Other duties as assigned.
MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees
need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows.
An employee may be required to participate in further learning
opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health. REQUIRED EDUCATION,
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: Basic Life Support Required.
Drivers License Required. Fingerprinting Required. Vehicle
Insurance Required. State of Michigan Physical Therapist License
Required. Bachelor Degree Required, Doctorate Preferred. Successful
completion of MyMichigan Health and affiliate specific
One year experience, preferably in home care.
Successful completion of new hire competency.
Interpersonal skills needed for effective verbal and written
communication in the English language to interact with people
individually and in a group at all levels.
Ability to work independently, demonstrating problem solving and
organizational skills, time management skills and initiative.
Ability to demonstrate and teach selected treatment routines to
appropriate professional and non-professional individuals.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public
contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex
materials or appropriate substitute if required for your
Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted
device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as
outlined in the job description.
Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted
Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May
require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or
Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially
infectious material. Must follow MyMichigan Health bloodborne
pathogen and TB testing as required.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work
independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to
Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching,
grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these
movements on a regular to frequent basis.
Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33%
of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the
workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and
constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.
Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Physical Therapist I, Healthcare , Midland, Michigan
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