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WCHC Physical Therapist

Company: Nuvance Health
Location: Danbury
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

Summary:

Provides services that identify, prevent, remediate and rehabilitate acute or prolonged physical dysfunction or pain. Evaluates and analyzes patients and therapeutic application, physical and chemical agents, exercise, instruction to patient/family and other procedures. Assumes responsibility for the ongoing interdisciplinary assessment and development of the individualized plan of care in partnership with the patient, representative (if any) and caregiver. Communicates with the physician who is responsible for the health plan of care and other health care practitioners as appropriate related to the current home health plan of care.

Responsibilities:

  1. Performs physical therapy assessment including functional limitations, rooms, capabilities, mobility status, endurance status, ADL status.

  2. Identifies patient and family needs for other home health services and refers for same when needed.

  3. Provides services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care. Communicates with the physician(s) involved in the plan of care and other health care providers as appropriate.

  4. Provides appropriate treatment. Treats patients to relieve pain, develop and restore function and regain optimum level of independence using appropriate equipment and modalities.

  5. Records on a visit basis, all evaluation data, treatments and client's response to therapy, provides client's discharge planning.

  6. Participates in case management conferences with team members to coordinate physical therapy and total plan of care.

  7. Provides counseling and education to patients, family and other health care personnel in the patient's treatment regimen, and documents to whom this instruction has been given.

  8. . Provides or arranges for equipment required to increase the client's function and independence.

  9. Participates in the agency quality assurance and performance improvement program and the agency-sponsored inservice training.

  10. Supervises care provided by the PTA(s) and home healt aides as appropriate.

  11. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other information:

Required:

Minimum Experience: one year

Desired: Experience in qualified home health agency.

Location: Danbury-100 Saw Mill Road

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Org Unit: 609

Department: Physical Therapy

Exempt: Yes

Credentials:

Essential:

  • Physical Therapist

Education:

Essential:

  • Bachelor's Level Degree

Working conditions:

Essential:

  • Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
  • Significant occupational risk
  • Extremely heavy effort. May exert > 125 lbs. of force
  • Some exposure to dirt, odors, noise, human waste, etc.

Nuvance Health and its affiliates are Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and therefore eligible employees may qualify for forgiveness of certain federal student loans under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

Keywords: Nuvance Health, Danbury , WCHC Physical Therapist, Other , Danbury, Connecticut

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