The Battle Creek VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Physical Therapist. The Physical Therapist will function in the Home Based Primary Care within the Associate Director Patient Care Services. Works with an Interdisciplinary team of medical professionals and conducts visits at the patient's primary residence. Completes evaluations to determine the patient's function and safety in their home and community. Assists the HBPC therapy supervisor in planning and developing various treatment programs to meet patient needs, as requested by HBPC therapy supervisor. Establishes and maintains contact with the other health care providers involved in patient care via written, telephone, and personal communication on a regular basis at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. Resolves problems that interfere with delivery of therapy service in HBPC. Sees all patients within specified time limits and is able to triage patients based on acute needs. Assists in the development, planning and implementation of monitors of quality of care with respect to HBPC as part of the comprehensive health care services delivered to the patients within the Cleveland VA Medical Center. Conducts record keeping related to patient care documentation and quality improvement (QI) data collection as specified by the HBPC therapy supervisor. Reviews and makes recommendations on supply and equipment acquisition. Assesses all patients who are consulted to HBPC for dysfunction using appropriate tests/measures, evaluates findings, and develops a plan of care with functional and measurable goals within appropriate timeframe that are based on assessment findings. Implements and modifies treatment plan and goals as necessary to assure optimum patient outcomes. Exercises highly skilled autonomous professional judgement to establish appropriate discharge planning recommendations to ensure safe discharge. Demonstrates the competency to treat and provide education to young adults across the lifespan to include geriatric patients and refer to other medical professionals as medically indicated. Resolves problems that interfere with delivery of physical therapy care. Demonstrates teaching skills required to provide education to patient. Functions autonomously in carrying out patient education, specialized treatments, and applying physical therapy procedures for which competency has been established and in accordance with laws or regulations and APTA documents. Modifies the treatment plan, therapeutic activities and interventions based on the changing needs, goals and performance of the patient. Modifies the treatment plan when either the established goals or timeframes for achievement of those goals has been attained. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30am - 4pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599052100
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