Physical Therapy Job In Lodi, California
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DEPARTMENT: Home Health Agency
TITLE: Physical Therapist
REPORTS TO: Administrator of Home Health Agency
SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the planning, provision of care, supervision, and evaluation of the physical therapy given to the patient in the home. Demonstrates the ability to meet the needs and provide service to all age groups-infancy through geriatrics. Competent in providing services for the culturally diverse population Lodi Health serves.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
1. Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy, licensed and registered by the State of California.
2. Current American Heart Association certificate in basic CPR.
3. Valid driver’s license, active auto insurance policy with appropriate limits, and a driving record acceptable to Lodi Health current insurance carrier.
PREFERRED – Minimum qualifications and:
1. One to two years previous experience providing care in the home setting or with another community agency/outpatient setting.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Completes mandatory in-service requirements, i.e., skills checklists, tests, and on-going training/education for competencies specific to therapy specialty.
2. Demonstrates knowledge to minimize self safety risks in community and on home visits.
3. Demonstrates proper hand washing, standard precautions, and use of proper PPE when needed.
4. Practices effective time management, organizational abilities, and scheduling flexibility.
5. Attends multidisciplinary case conference meetings to implement case communication and efficient continuity of care with other disciplines involved.
6. Incorporates cultural, age-appropriate and environmental knowledge into assessment and teaching to Home Health patients and their caregivers.
7. Educates patients, providing tools (precautions, exercises) to facilitate learning appropriate to therapy modality.
8. Has knowledge of ethical practice standards (Corporate Compliance).
9. Completes a physical assessment that includes: Cognition/communication, environmental and/or architectural barriers, range of motion, strength and muscle tone, coordination, sensation, endurance, mobility, transfers, gait, pain, skin, level of independence and equipment needed.
10. Uses knowledge of therapeutic exercises, transfer activities, assistive devices, gait training, prosthetic training, orthotic training, precaution protocol, and energy conservation for skills with patients.
11. Instructs in equipment positioning, usage (wheelchairs, canes walkers, etc.).
1. Conducts hospital and department business in an ethical and lawful manner, and willing to report any knowledge of real or potential fraud or abuse according to the Lodi Health Compliance Code of Conduct.
2. Will not use or disclose individually identifiable health information of patients over and above that which is minimally required to perform your assigned position responsibilities.
1. Functions mainly within a community setting in patients' homes, board and care homes, and retirement homes.
2. Potential exposure to non-diagnosed infectious diseases, bloodborne pathogens, and hazardous substances.
Ability to verbally communicate and hear well, good visual acuity. Ability to drive within service area. Must exhibit normal trunk and extremity mobility and strength. Must be able to lift up to 65 pounds safely without assistance. Physical capacity, visual acuity, and manual dexterity for reaching, bending, stooping, climbing, lifting, pushing and pulling to handle multiple heavy loads applying proper body mechanics.
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of the Administrator or designee, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Lodi Health is a private, not-for-profit health system that strives to improve the quality of life in the community it serves - both in and beyond its walls. As a non-profit, unaffiliated health system, Lodi Health is able to reinvest in talent, technology and physicians to ensure patients receive quality and very personal care.
Since April of 1952 when the Lodi Memorial Hospital's doors first opened, until today, Lodi Health has evolved to meet the changing community's need. In 1952, there were 14,000 residents in Lodi. Today there are 65,000, and the area served beyond Lodi's boundaries has grown to more than a quarter million people.
Over the last 63 years, a lot has changed at Lodi Memorial Hospital. New buildings and wings have been erected. New technologies, like robotic-assisted surgery, have been introduced. Quality physicians and dedicated nurses have worked round the clock. Lodi Memorial Hospital became Lodi Health to encompass all of its services that provide the quality health care you need with the compassion and personal attention you want from the first day of your life and every day thereafter.
Our vision is to be the first choice for health care by providing the highest level of quality, care access, wellness and affordability through partnerships with patients, staff, physicians and the community we serve.
Now, Lodi Health is pleased to join the Adventist Health family, which allows for even greater service in Lodi and its surrounding communities.