Providence Physical Therapist - Home Health in Torrance, California
Providence is calling a Physical Therapist (Full-Time/Day Shift) at our Providence Little Company Of Mary Home Health in Torrance, CA.
We are seeking a Physical Therapist who will provide home health physical therapy within the Physical Therapy Professional Scope of Practice, to restore function and prevent disability following disease or injury; assist the patient in reaching maximum ability within the limits of his/her capabilities and the disease process
In this position you will:
Evaluation of Patients:
Complete evaluation of patient in compliance with agency policy, law and regulation and within the Physical Therapy Professional Scope of Practice
Assist the physician in evaluating level of function and in developing the plan of care. Evaluates the home environment and makes appropriate recommendations
Treatment of Patients:
Carry out patient care in compliance with agency policy, law and regulation, and within the Physical Therapy Professional Scope of Practice as ordered by the attending physician, dentist or podiatrist
Reassessment of Patients:
Complete reassessment of patient in compliance with agency policy, law and regulation and within the Physical Therapy Professional Scope of Practice
Assist the physician in updating the plan of treatment
Provide Continuity of Care:
Ensure appropriate planning for patient discharge and referral to other services according to agency policy and in compliance with law and regulation. Advises, consults and, when appropriate, instructs family and other agency personnel in patient’s therapy program
Communicate with Rehabilitation Coordinator and other health care professionals caring for the patient to ensure uninterrupted patient care
Observe records and reports information on the patient’s condition to the attending physician and in the patient’s health record
Attend patient care conferences to ensure coordination of the patients care with other disciplines caring for the patient
Supervise Home Health Aide when assigned
Document all patient care according to agency policy
Ensure confidentiality of all patient information
Assume responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice
This includes maintaining current licensure and completing all required in-service education
Attend all assigned staff development activities for department including a minimum attendance of 75% at all scheduled work time staff meetings
Participate in/conducts in-service education, as requested
Participate as requested in agency Improving Organizational Performance activities
Promote use of the agency C.A.R.E. methodology in problem solving
Follow Core Value for being Financial Prudent
Required qualifications for this position include:
Degree in Physical Therapy from an approved program according to Medicare guidelines
Current California Physical Therapy license
Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
Valid driver’s license with no excessive violations or accidents
Maintaining the minimum state requirements for auto insurance
2 years experience in acute care, rehabilitation, or home care
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- Home care experience
About the home health ministry you will serve.
As an integral part of the respected Providence Health & Services for over 25 years, our highly skilled healthcare professionals provide a full range of home health and clinical specialty programs to patients experiencing an illness, hospitalization or surgery or, for those receiving treatment for a chronic or acute illness. Providence Home Health embraces everyone from new mothers and their babies to the elderly with chronic health problems.
Our team of health care professionals starts with the patient and his or her physician and may include: registered nurses; certified home health aides; social workers; physical, occupational and speech therapists. Our specialty care includes patient assessment and monitoring; beside protime monitoring; IV therapy; total parenteral nutrition; gastric feeding tube (G-Tube) for long-term enteral nutrition; V.A.C. therapy used to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds, fight infection and enhance healing of burns; pain management; injections; and ostomy management. From same-day referrals and a smooth transition from hospital to home, to attentive follow-up and communication with your own doctor, we provide care and support for you every step of the way to help restore your health to its fullest potential. Our goal is to equip our patients with the education and resources needed to regain and maintain good health.
For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Physical Therapy
Req ID: 281433