General Summary of PositionJob Summary:MedStar Health is looking for a PT (Physical Therapy) Homecare Clinician PV (Per Visit) to join our team!As a PT Homecare Clinician PV, you will provide evaluation and physical therapy treatment in accordance with agency standards, the laws and regulations governing the provision of physical therapy services in the state of Maryland, District of Columbia or Virginia and other regulatory requirements.Join one of the largest healthcare systems in the Baltimore-Washington metro region, also recognized as one of the "Healthiest Maryland Businesses". Apply today and learn how MedStar Health can be your next great career move!Primary Duties:Analyzes and documents patients and family’s response to interventions. Evaluates measurable progress toward goals and revises the plan of care. Identifies and modifies underlying factors that impede progress toward goals. Makes recommendations for updates in plan of care, using knowledge of interventions and resources. Establishes and documents teaching plan for patients/families based on patients’ level of knowledge, diagnosis, prescribed treatment, and available resources. Communicates (verbal, written, demonstration) respectfully with patients/families, supervisor, peers, and other health team members. Establishes visit schedule and informs patient/family and team supervisor.Implements an effective physical therapy treatment plan with the patient, their family/caregiver, the patient’s physician, and health care team and modifies as needed. Evaluation includes interview, observation, palpation, specialized assessments including goniometry, muscle strength testing, and sensory testing. Such assessments require use of tools (e.g., goniometer, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope) and the possession of sight and hearing senses or the use of prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately.Independently implements and documents plans of care for patients with routine to complex problems to facilitate continuity of care. Documented interventions are related to planning of care. Interventions reflect the standard of care for patient condition/diagnosis. Interventions include utilizing agency and community resources. Performs therapy interventions consistent with home care protocols. Interventions reflect knowledge of standard home care supplies and equipment used in inpatient care. Independently organizes patient assignments for completion of tasks within acceptable times. Seeks assistance regarding complex patient problems. Maintains necessary clinical records, collects data, and prepares reports on activities. Submits completed admission records within 48 hours and daily records within 24 hours. Maintains caseload mix and productivity for acuity level of patients.Initiates and participates in regularly scheduled case conferences; includes all disciplines. Includes patient and family in mutual goal setting and care plan revision. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and agency in community outreach efforts. Enhances growth and development and enriches personal knowledge and skill through participation in educational programs and affiliations.Performs history and assessment related to episode of patient illness to determine the patient’s habilitation/rehabilitation needs. Recommends adaptive equipment and/or home modifications to maximize the patient’s functional abilities and safety. Identifies primary patient problems from assessment. Identifies discharge planning needs including referrals to appropriate community resources. Interprets abnormal clinical data to anticipate problems associated with changing patient status. Performs procedures and modalities, including therapeutic exercise, functional mobility training, gait training, heat/cold application, and ultrasound.Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in physical therapy from an accredited school.1-2 years clinical experience.License to practice Physical Therapy in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia or any combination based on work location(s).CPR (Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation).Valid State Driver’s License in good standing with a dependable vehicle for transportation.
Why MedStar Health At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:
Strong emphasis on teamwork - our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity - we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.Comprehensive total rewards package - including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.More career opportunities closer to home - as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.
About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It’s how we treat people.MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.