This job is limited to Physical Therapists who are required to
make home visits at any given time, or who have responsibilities
which include working in the patients' place of residence. In
accordance with agency policy and state/federal regulations,
provides independent, age-appropriate physical therapy to patients
in their place of residence. Teaches patient/family and caregivers
preventative and rehabilitative procedures. Develops and
coordinates the plan of care and provides case management.
Evaluates patients and interprets evaluation findings to
determine the nature and extent of dysfunction (as appropriate, in
relationship to adaptive equipment needs and Activities of Daily
Living).Establishes treatment goals and plans treatment to achieve
established goals (for adaptive equipment, as
appropriate).Initiates discharge planning for physical therapy.
Implements the plan of care through direct treatment of the
patient, delegates a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate
supportive personnel, and coordinates the treatment program with
other health care personnel as appropriate. Provides advice and
education to patient and family. Regularly reassesses clinical
signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment,
progress of patients towards goals, and the need for modifying
goals and treatment.As relevant, assesses for adaptive equipment
for Activities of Daily Living, based on clinical guidelines.
Coordinates adaptive equipment assessment with certified equipment
vendors as appropriate. Reassesses adaptive equipment as needed to
determine effectiveness and/or modification of equipment.
Discharges patient from physical therapy when the patient has
received maximum benefit from physical therapy.Participates in
appropriate and approved educational and clinical research
activities in physical therapy. Participates in specialized patient
care clinics outside the department.Assists in the development,
implementation, and review of departmental patient care programs.
Performs other duties as needed in the areas of staff education,
departmental operations, and departmental projects.Supervises the
work of Home Health Aides according to regulation and agency
policy. Demonstrates on-going progress toward meeting the criteria
for professional practice.In accordance with agency policy,
provides accurate, timely documentation of physical therapy patient
management (including assessment for adaptive equipment).Kaiser
Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine
basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to
reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions
from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally
implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.
Minimum two (2) years of experience in physical therapy. Per the
National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this
experience requirement waived.
Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a
bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree.
License, Certification, Registration
Licensure to practice physical therapy by the State of
California by date of hire. Certification in Physical Therapy or
foreign-trained equivalent. American Heart Association approved BLS
required. Current valid driver's license required. Must have a
National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to
employment start date.
Knowledge of Medicare conditions of participation and OASIS.
Clinically skilled to detect early warning signs of complications
including medical assessments of skin integrity, mentation. Able to
differentiate emergent versus non emergent patient care status.
Able to look at patient holistically, not just body part or
functional ability. Competent to remove staples/sutures in the
home. Commitment to Service Orientation. Effective English written
and oral communication skills. Good interpersonal skills. Must be
able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Experience in an automated clinical information system
Experience in assessment of high mobility equipment
preferred.Computer literate preferred.
Primary Location: California,Novato,Novato CSA/BO Offices
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu,
Fri with weekend rotation Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working
Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation:
A19|IFPTE|Local 20 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department:
San Rafael Hospital - Home Health - Internal - Admin - 0201 Travel:
Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity
employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual
orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status,
ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic
information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and
inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen.
Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be
considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and
state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but
not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance
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