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Physical Therapist Home Health Hospice 40 hours

Location: Santa Clara, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 667661 Date posted: 01/19/2018
Description:

**Local 20 has been recognized as the collective bargaining representative for this position.  KP and Local 20 will bargain to establish contractual terms covering this position.  Until such time as bargaining is completed, this position is not covered under the terms of any existing CBA between KP and Local 20.**




This job is limited to Physical Therapists who are required to make home visits at any given time, or who have responsibilities which include working in the patients' place of residence. In accordance with agency policy and state/federal regulations, provides independent, age-appropriate physical therapy to patients in their place of residence. Teaches patient/family and caregivers preventative and rehabilitative procedures. Develops and coordinates the plan of care and provides case management.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates patients and interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction (as appropriate, in relationship to adaptive equipment needs and Activities of Daily Living).       

  • Establishes treatment goals and plans treatment to achieve established goals (for adaptive equipment, as appropriate). Provides advice and education to patient and family.  Regularly reassesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patients towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment. Discharges patient from physical therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from physical therapy.

  • Initiates discharge planning for physical therapy. Implements the plan of care through direct treatment of the patient, delegates a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel, and coordinates the treatment program with other health care personnel as appropriate.

  • As relevant, assesses for adaptive equipment for Activities of Daily Living, based on clinical guidelines. Coordinates adaptive equipment assessment with certified equipment vendors as appropriate. Reassesses adaptive equipment as needed to determine effectiveness and/or modification of equipment.

  • Participates in appropriate and approved educational and clinical research activities in physical therapy. Participates in specialized patient care clinics outside the department.

  • Supervises the work of Home Health Aides according to regulation and agency policy.

  • Assists in the development, implementation, and review of departmental patient care programs. Performs other duties as needed in the areas of staff education, departmental operations, and departmental projects. Demonstrates on-going progress toward meeting the criteria for professional practice.

  •  In accordance with agency policy, provides accurate, timely documentation of physical therapy patient management (including assessment for adaptive equipment).

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status.  Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in physical therapy.

  • Education

  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Licensure to practice physical therapy by the State of California by date of hire.

  • Certification in Physical Therapy or foreign-trained equivalent.

  • American Heart Association approved BLS required.

  • Current valid driver's license required.

  • Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.


  • Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Medicare conditions of participation and OASIS

  • Clinically skilled to detect early warning signs of complications including medical assessments of skin integrity, mentation.

  • Able to differentiate emergent versus non emergent patient care status.

  • Able to look at patient holistically, not just body part or functional ability.

  • Competent to remove staples/sutures in the home.

  • Commitment to Service Orientation.

  • Effective English written and oral communication skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an automated clinical information system preferred.


  • Experience in assessment of high mobility equipment preferred.

  • Computer literate preferred.
  • Primary Location: California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara 3900 Freedom Support Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Rehab Services Specialty: Physical / Occupational Therapy Department: Home Health Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time

    About Rehab Services Careers

    Rehab Services Careers

    In an effort to increase our collective knowledge and deliver higher-quality, more informed care, we encourage dialogue and collaboration across the care delivery spectrum. Our rehab department includes professionals in audiology, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and much more.

    In addition to inpatient and outpatient opportunities, we also offer home health opportunities, affording you the chance to improve patient outcomes in the home care setting. With outstanding educational opportunities and modern equipment and technology, you'll actively participate in your patients' journey to wellness while continually elevating your own expertise.

    Physical And Occupational Therapists

    Kaiser Permanente offers full-time, part-time, per diem, and in-house registry opportunities in a variety of practice settings, including home health, inpatient, and outpatient. Additional opportunities include occupational therapist, physical therapist, and licensed physical therapist assistant.

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    Kaiser Permanente's speech pathologists provide direct patient care to members with communication and swallowing disorders by evaluating, diagnosing, developing, and implementing therapy and treatment programs.

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    Our audiology professionals are a vital part of our rehab care team. They provide direction, counseling, and recommendations regarding the rehabilitation of hearing impaired patients.

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