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Physical Therapist - Outpatient or Home Health
City, State: John Day, Oregon - Physical Therapy / Outpatient or Health Health

Let the adventure begin in Eastern Oregon surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, rural community and lots of outdoor activities.

BLUE MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL DISTRICT is accepting applications for Physical Therapist - Outpatient or Home Health for Critical Access Hospital. Competitive wage and benefits package.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluates, plans and administers comprehensive physical therapy modalities/regimens to patients in their place of residence for the purpose of developing and restoring function through rehabilitative physical therapy as prescribed by a physician.

DEMONSTRATES COMPETENCY IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Performs accurate and comprehensive assessments.Completes OASIS data sets for "therapy only" cases.
Obtains physician orders for certification and recertification of home physical therapy services.Ensures that changes in patients� clinical status are communicated to other healthcare team members and HHA office staff verbally and in writing in a timely manner.
Ensures that physician orders are communicated to other healthcare team members and HHA staff in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner.
Coordinates care planning and delivery with the physician, patient and family/caregivers, other healthcare team members and HHA staff to facilitate optimal patient outcomes.
Educates patients, their families/caregivers and other staff as appropriate, in appropriate physical therapy modalities.
Delivers physical therapy modalities appropriate to the patient�s clinical status and needs, and in accordance with the standard of care for patient�s age.
Provides, modifies or discontinues physical therapy modalities based upon an ongoing assessment/reassessment of the patient�s clinical status and in accordance with physician orders.
Assesses the patient for the need for durable medical equipment as well as other adaptive equipment needs.
Develops appropriate home exercise programs tailored to the patient�s clinical status, needs and age.
Synthesizes data from the physical examination and analyzes data to make clinical judgments regarding patient management.
Able to appropriately assess and reassess a patient�s pain.
Utilizes appropriate pain management modalities that include, but are not limited to, physical therapy modalities.
Educates the patient and/or caregiver in effective pain management modalities.
Provides physical therapy modalities in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
Provides supervision and mentorship to PT assistants.
Identifies risk of injuries or threats to life and health in the patient�s environment, i.e., environmental/safety/mobility risks and implements appropriate interventions to reduce those risks.
Addresses and supports cultural practices providing such practices do not harm the patient or others, and do not interfere with the planned course of physical therapy.
Performs transfer and discharge planning functions in accordance with HHA policy and applicable laws, regulations and standards.
Participates in the organization�s information management program.
Complies with the HHA�s policies.
Adheres to all applicable laws, regulations and standards.
Completes and submits necessary documentation in accordance with HHA policy and applicable regulations.
Submits verification of completed visits in accordance with HHA policy.
Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences in accordance with HHA policy.
Maintains current knowledge of community resources. Identifies and accesses appropriate external and internal resources to meet patient and/or family needs and to facilitate optimal patient outcomes while home care services are being provided, and for transfer and discharge processes.

Establish & maintain solid work relationships, through communication, cooperation and positive interaction with all employees, staff, patients and physicians.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Additional languages preferred.

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Any Recruiter Inquiries: RecruitmentSupport@bluemountainhospital.org or (541) 575-1311 Ext. 2964

Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day

Contact Information
Recruitment Support - General Inquiries Only
Human Resources
170 Ford Street
John Day, OR 97845
Email: RecruitmentSupport@bluemountainhospital.org
Phone: 541-575-1311 #2964
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