Assists physical therapy in providing services to clients in their homes to improve and/or restore functionality of neuron-muscular, skeletal, pulmonary and/or cardiovascular disorders. Confers and collaborates with the physical therapist to implement the home care treatment plan. Independently provides and documents visits, to clients across the age span with a variety of needs. Collaborates with other members of the client care team.
Patients and family members, physicians Call Center, Care Coordination Department, HHA Services/HHA Team Leaders, Administration, other Clinical Managers and specialists, other FLVNS Departments, and community agencies/providers.
- Initiates a systematic, accurate and ongoing assessment of biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, safety, educational, and discharge planning needs of the client, family, and/or significant other.
- Provides home care visits as assigned and follows through with each plan of care based on identified client needs.
- Communicates and documents changes in client status to supervising physical therapist/case manager in a timely and accurate manner.
- Evaluates clients for adaptive equipment needs and arranges for necessary adaptive equipment as needed.
- Assures completion of all appropriate documentation needed for compliance with state and federal legislation and the delivery of seamless service within established timeframes and communicates with the case manager after every visit.
- Provides home care visits as assigned while completing each weeks’ planning for scheduled visits, communicating changes in daily scheduling as they occur with appropriate supervisor and/or covering clinician to ensure 24/7 coverage for client care.
- Each plan of care reflects ongoing assessment of individualized client needs with functional and measurable goals and interventions.
- Communicates results and recommendations to clients and other care providers based on the client’s needs.
- Reports progress and changes in the client’s condition to case manager.
- Collaborates with client, family and interdisciplinary team members in working towards goals.
- Educates clients and/or caregivers in active and passive exercises and adaptive equipment.
- Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care to the age groups served.
- Demonstrates an understanding of accreditation, state & federal regulations governing home health agencies and maintains compliance with regulations/organizational policies and procedures.
- Maintain productivity and quality requirements.
- Responsible for the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) established by their manager.
- Graduate from an accredited school of physical therapy assistants
- License to practice as a physical therapy assistant in the state of New York
- Two years of physical therapy assistant experience
- Current CPR certification
- Ability to use word processing applications
- Evidence of effective communication skills, using verbal, written and telephonic methods
- License to drive in state of New York
- Reliable transportation and Agency required liability insurance