Homecare Physical Therapist - Northwest Region

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Maumee, OH, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Homecare Physical Therapist - Northwest Region

Posted Date 2 days ago(5/31/2024 12:06 PM)
Requisition ID
2024-50778
Category
Allied Health

Overview

The Physical Therapist evaluates pediatric and select adult patients for physical therapy due to injury or disease, administers treatment, fabricates, or recommends adaptive equipment and splints, documents evaluation results or patient progress, and provides patient and family education. Demonstrates competence defined in providing age-appropriate care and services to patients from the age of birth to 18 years and selected adult patients.

**This role is all in Homecare, we are open to candidates seeking Full time or Part time**

Location home base:

471 Longbow Drive
Maumee, Ohio 43537

Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

The moment you walk through our doors, you feel it. When you meet our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are integrated into our core values and practices. We are passionate about building, sustaining and evolving an inclusive and equitable environment. We are seeking individuals who live these values and want to share their experiences and efforts in support of our collective mission.

We’re 14,000 strong. And it takes every one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids around the world we’ll never meet. Kids who live healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

Responsibilities

  • *Evaluates patients with varied diagnoses to determine developmental and/or functional status using standardized measures or clinical observations; identifies patient?s strengths and deficits; establishes long and short term goals; and develops an individualized treatment plan incorporating patient and family needs.
  • *Administers therapeutic treatment to patients with functional deficits to provide optimal function and independence; utilizes modalities and other treatment techniques to meet each patient's specific needs and achieve therapy goals; observes progress and/or changes in patient's condition and modifies treatment plan accordingly.
  • *Fabricates, recommends or provides orthotics to maintain functional body joint positions and improve functional mobility. Fits patient and instructs patient and family on use of item.
  • *Educates parents on their child's goals and therapy plan; instructs patients and parents on therapeutic activities to follow while at home; documents instruction; and evaluates ongoing compliance and understanding.
  • *Documents patient's evaluation results, objective status, progress toward goals, treatment plan, and recommendations in compliance with documentation requirements of the hospital and accrediting associations; utilizes appropriate computerized or standardized documentation methods, as applicable to caseload.
  • Communicates patient's status and collaborates with physicians, third-party payers, and relevant healthcare providers.
  • Maintains the administrative functions of individual caseload, including scheduling patients for treatment, entering daily patient charges, and submitting timely documentation to appropriate parties.
  • *Recommends and secures patient referrals to community agencies to ensure patient continues to receive needed and appropriate services after discharge.
  • Conducts formal and informal Physical Therapy educational programs for the hospital staff, students, and community. Delegates to students from accredited programs, licensed physical therapist assistants, and unlicensed personnel, supervising care provided.

Qualifications

Education & Certification Requirement:

  • Bachelor of Science in physical therapy or higher; State of Ohio Licensure.
  • Previous physical therapy work experience in a pediatric setting preferred or clinical affiliation in the area of pediatrics
  • CPR certification must be received no later than 60 days post hire or 60 days post expiration

Licensure Requirement:
State of Ohio PT Licensure, required.

Physical Requirements:

OCCASIONALLY: 1-33% OF THE TIME (0.5 TO 2.5 HOURS) Climb stairs/LaddersDriving required Lifting/carrying up to 60 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 60 lbs.Exposed to fumes/gases/ vaporsExposed to biohazard wasteWorking outdoorsWorking in hot/cold temperatures

FREQUENTLY: 34-66% OF THE TIME (2.6 TO 5.0 HOURS)Bend/twistSquat/KneelUse of Computer skillsLifting/carrying up to 40 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 40 lbs.Exposed to blood and/or bodily FluidsExposed to communicable diseases and/or pathogens Exposed to chemicals and/or medicationsUse of patient equipment

CONTINUOUSLY: 67-100% OF THE TIME (5.1 TO 12 HOURS OR GREATER)Standing Walking Sitting Flexing/extending of neckReaching above shoulderHand usage: grasping, gripping, turningRepetitive hand/arm usageLifting/carrying up to 10 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 10 lbs.

CONTINUOUSLY: 67-100% OF THE TIME (5.1 TO 12 HOURS OR GREATER)Audible speechHearing acuityDepth perceptionColor Vision Peripheral visionSeeing- far/nearProblem solvingDecision makingInterpreting data

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

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