Physical Therapist - PRN
Company: Riverwalk - SNF
Posted on: May 8, 2022
Overview:Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
Relationships and integrity are the heart of our culture. They help
us create a welcoming and inclusive community among our residents,
associates and patients that feels like family. They guide us to be
open in our communication with each other, and enable us to make
the right decisions for the people who have entrusted us with their
care. Our relationships and integrity work together to create a
positive impact in the lives of the people we touch.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of
our associates, so you'll receive a competitive compensation and
benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile.
The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. You'll earn more
than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career
through professional development, as well as ongoing programs
catered to your overall health and wellness - physical, mental,
emotional, and financial. Most of all, we believe you can find
purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger
If you want to work in an environment where you can become your
best possible self, join us!
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and
military spouses are encouraged to apply.
We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients,
we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is
through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited
Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
- 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
- Benefit plan package
- Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
- Associate Compassion Fund
- Associate Discounts
- Identity theft protection
- Pet savings and insurance plans
- Voluntary benefits available
Full-time associate benefits:
- Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision,
flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
- Paid Time Off
- Adoption Benefit
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and
- Voluntary STD and LTD
Please note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all
associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to
limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held
religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and
regulations.Responsibilities:Provides and directs high quality
Physical Therapy services to patients, including screening,
assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation.
Promotes rehab services within the Community, attends meetings and
care conferences, performs administrative and billing duties within
specified guidelines and timeframes. Demonstrates personal and
professional work behaviors which promote the practice of physical
therapy within the Community. Adheres to applicable principles and
practices of physical therapy, Brookdale policy and procedures and
State / Federal regulations.
Optimizes the functional abilities and skills of patients by
conducting patient screens, initiating referrals; evaluating and
treating appropriate patients; effectively participating in the
care planning process; appropriately documenting progress toward
identified objectives and communicating patient status and needs to
the patient, the patient's family, the staff and other
professionals as appropriate.
- Conducts therapy evaluations using standardized tests,
specifically selected to assess the individual patient after
thorough review of the resident's medical record, in order to
determine patients' baseline status and identify impairments,
functional deficits and potential to improve based on normative
- Establishes individual patient plan of care, based on current
evidence, to optimally address patient-specific goals and to comply
with service delivery parameters in accordance with the Resident
Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual, Managed Care Contract or other
guidelines specific to skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Develops
treatment plans by identifying a problem list, including long and
short-term goals and methods to achieve identified goals.
- Coordinates treatment plan with patient, family and other team
members. Implements and conducts skilled treatment as outlined in
the treatment plan. Monitors patient's response to intervention and
modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with
physician's orders. Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs
of the patient.
- When appropriate, refers patients for treatment to Physical
Therapist Assistants (PTA) by completing evaluation and initial
plan of treatment and communicating necessary and sufficient
information. Supervises and directs PTA in the implementation of
the treatment plan Provides on-going guidance and consultation with
the PTA to ensure optimal delivery of treatment interventions.
- Develops appropriate home program to maintain and enhance the
performance of the patient in his/her own environment. Participates
in transition / discharge planning. Provides / recommends adaptive
devices, orthotics or prosthetics. Trains patient, family and
appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.
- Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services
delivered and of individual patient's outcomes for effectiveness
and efficiency, using predetermined criteria such as Section GG of
the MDS and other standardized tests and measures.
- Participates in patient, family and staff education. Confers
formally and informally with other team members in coordinating the
total rehabilitation program of the patient. Attends in-service
training and facility meetings as required.
- Utilizes the Community electronic medical record to review the
patient's medical chart, complete forms such as patient screens,
physician orders, transition documentation. Documents evaluation,
treatment encounter notes, progress reports, re-certifications,
discharge notes and other required patient data in the Therapy
electronic medical record. Utilizes guidelines for skilled
documentation following standards established by The Center for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Administrative
Contractor Local Coverage Determinations (MAC LCD) and
- Submits billing, payroll and expense documentation in an
accurate and timely manner, meeting all regulatory guidelines.
Assists in the collection of statistics as directed.
- Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions, and
OSHA standards for the
healthcare professional. Assists with and participates in Quality
Assurance and Performance Improvement Programs as required. Adheres
to established confidentiality standards as required by Brookdale
concerning patient information.
- Attends in-service training as well as provides education to
members of the patient care team and members of the community.
- Consistently demonstrates sound judgement in the evaluation,
planning, implementation and follow-up of patient therapy
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication
- Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and
- Complies with Human Resource policies including, but not
limited to, maintaining professional licensure in good standing,
staying current for personnel file items (TB Test, CPR
Certification, etc.), complying with State / Federal / Brookdale
wage and hour law regulations, device management and Learning
Management System (LMS) completion.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities
for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent
a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should
perform all duties as assigned by his/her
supervisor.Qualifications:Education and Experience
Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from
an accredited program required. Previous physical therapy
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Current license to practice physical therapy within the state.
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on
precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using
standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to
supervisor and when to handle them personally.
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires
basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work
environment and process. Has a working knowledge of the
organization. Basic computer software skills. Ability to work
holidays and weekends as operation demands. Ability to maintain the
highest standards of ethical professional and clinical judgment.
Ability to address staff and patients in a courteous and friendly
manner as well as accept constructive criticism. Must be willing to
communicate with patients of various levels of functioning and
various types of personalities. Willingness to communicate
perceived physical and emotional needs of patients to other skilled
staff to assist with addressing their care needs.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
- Talk or hear
- Taste or smell
- Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure
- On-Call on an as needed basis
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
- Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting
- Exposure to latex
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or
- Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from
- Requires Travel: OccasionallyBrookdale is an equal opportunity
employer and a drug-free workplace.
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