Physical Therapist - Full Time
Company: WhatJobs US CPC
Posted on: August 7, 2022
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can find opportunities to grow your career through professional
development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall
health and wellness.
Full suite of health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans
are available and vary by employment status. Additional benefits
offered include, but are not limited to:
Adoption Reimbursement Benefits
Variety of Associate Discounts
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and
military spouses are encouraged to apply.
Please note, Brookdale is committed to complying with all
applicable laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19
Provides and directs high quality Physical Therapy services to
patients, including screening, assessment, treatment, program
planning and implementation. Promotes rehab services within the
Community, attends meetings and care conferences, performs
administrative and billing duties within specified guidelines and
timeframes. Demonstrates personal and professional work behaviors
which promote the practice of physical therapy within the
Community. Adheres to applicable principles and practices of
physical therapy, Brookdale policy and procedures and State /
Optimizes the functional abilities and skills of patients by
conducting patient screens, initiating referrals; evaluating and
treating appropriate patients; effectively participating in the
care planning process; appropriately documenting progress toward
identified objectives and communicating patient status and needs to
the patient, the patients family, the staff and other professionals
Conducts therapy evaluations using standardized tests, specifically
selected to assess the individual patient after thorough review of
the residents medical record, in order to determine patients
baseline status and identify impairments, functional deficits and
potential to improve based on normative data.
Establishes individual patient plan of care, based on current
evidence, to optimally address patient-specific goals and to comply
with service delivery parameters in accordance with the Resident
Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual, Managed Care Contract or other
guidelines specific to skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Develops
treatment plans by identifying a problem list, including long and
short-term goals and methods to achieve identified goals.
Coordinates treatment plan with patient, family and other team
members. Implements and conducts skilled treatment as outlined in
the treatment plan. Monitors patients response to intervention and
modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with
physicians orders. Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs of
When appropriate, refers patients for treatment to Physical
Therapist Assistants (PTA) by completing evaluation and initial
plan of treatment and communicating necessary and sufficient
information. Supervises and directs PTA in the implementation of
the treatment plan Provides on-going guidance and consultation with
the PTA to ensure optimal delivery of treatment interventions.
Develops appropriate home program to maintain and enhance the
performance of the patient in his/her own environment. Participates
in transition / discharge planning. Provides / recommends adaptive
devices, orthotics or prosthetics. Trains patient, family and
appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.
Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services
delivered and of individual patients outcomes for effectiveness and
efficiency, using predetermined criteria such as Section GG of the
MDS and other standardized tests and measures.
Participates in patient, family and staff education. Confers
formally and informally with other team members in coordinating the
total rehabilitation program of the patient. Attends in-service
training and facility meetings as required.
Utilizes the Community electronic medical record to review the
patients medical chart, complete forms such as patient screens,
physician orders, transition documentation. Documents evaluation,
treatment encounter notes, progress reports, re-certifications,
discharge notes and other required patient data in the Therapy
electronic medical record. Utilizes guidelines for skilled
documentation following standards established by The Center for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Administrative
Contractor Local Coverage Determinations (MAC LCD) and
Submits billing, payroll and expense documentation in an accurate
and timely manner, meeting all regulatory guidelines. Assists in
the collection of statistics as directed.
Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions, and
OSHA standards for the
healthcare professional. Assists with and participates in Quality
Assurance and Performance Improvement Programs as required. Adheres
to established confidentiality standards as required by Brookdale
concerning patient information.
Attends in-service training as well as provides education to
members of the patient care team and members of the community.
Consistently demonstrates sound judgement in the evaluation,
planning, implementation and follow-up of patient therapy
Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and
Complies with Human Resource policies including, but not limited
to, maintaining professional licensure in good standing, staying
current for personnel file items (TB Test, CPR Certification,
etc.), complying with State / Federal / Brookdale wage and hour law
regulations, device management and Learning Management System (LMS)
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities
for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent
a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should
perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from an
accredited program required. Previous physical therapy experience
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Current license to practice physical therapy within the state.
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on
precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using
standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to
supervisor and when to handle them personally.
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires
basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work
environment and process. Has a working knowledge of the
organization. Basic computer software skills. Ability to work
holidays and weekends as operation demands. Ability to maintain the
highest standards of ethical professional and clinical judgment.
Ability to address staff and patients in a courteous and friendly
manner as well as accept constructive criticism. Must be willing to
communicate with patients of various levels of functioning and
various types of personalities. Willingness to communicate
perceived physical and emotional needs of patients to other skilled
staff to assist with addressing their care needs.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
Reach with hands and arms
Climb or balance
Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
Talk or hear
Taste or smell
Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift
On-Call on an as needed basis
Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting
Exposure to latex
Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or
Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from
Requires Travel: Occasionally
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free
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