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Physical Therapist - Home Health, 1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/week, Full-time

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 Job Title: Physical Therapist - Home Health, 1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/week, Full-time
 Company Name: St. Peter's Hospital
 Employment Type: Full Time
 Location: HELENA, MT, United States
 Department: Home Health
 Salary: Highly Competitive
 Shift Hours/ Days: Monday-Friday, Day hours
 Shift Details: Varied day hours depending on patient load. Not regularly scheduled on week-ends or holidays but may need to pick up some visits occasionally.
 Hours/Pay Period: 80
 Degree Required: None Specified
 Job ID: 7043.30.2013.00428
 Years Experience: unspecified
 Job Category: Professional
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JOB SUMMARY (overview of job): Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments and physical agents as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The staff therapist coordinates, delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff ( PTA, PT tech, etc.). The staff therapist participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Provides input in formulating budget, assists in evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines. Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs.  Must provide own transportation and have clean driving record.  Ability to work in variety of home environments and travel in all weather conditions to patients homes. Ability to document in electronic medical record on laptop in the home.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: Physical Therapist with experience in home health preferred but will train.

EDUCATION: Graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy or graduate of accredited college or university with a certificate in Physical Therapy.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY: Current State Physical Therapy Licensure. Current BCLS (CPR) certification.

APTITUDES: *Mental acuity/intelligence -ability to recognize changes in client's physical and mental capacity. Knowledge of computer programs and able to learn to operate hand held device for clinical documentation.* Numerical/mathematical skills to be able to measure for needed adjustments, weights. * Mechanical-abiltity to explain and educate clients to equipment, adjust walkers, crutches, wheel-chairs. * Organization-ability to allocate appropriate time and resources efficiently to meet client needs. * Communicate-must be able to demonstrate appropriate communication to interdisciplinary team members, clients and physicians daily. * Emotional development to enable appropriate interactions with clients/families in crisis or dealing with major joint or limb trauma/disability.