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Physical Therapist (PT)

Company: Wesley Enhanced Living
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Job Description:

Overview Do you aspire to enhance the lives of others while enjoying a positive work environment? Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) is dedicated to making a compelling difference in the lives of our residents through providing excellence and innovation in aging services. If you are looking for an inspiring and rewarding workplace, Wesley Enhanced Living is a great place to be! Wesley Enhanced Living is a retirement community providing Independent Living, Personal Care, and Skilled Nursing services to senior adults. We are seeking individuals whose values align with Wesley Enhanced Living---s values of Grace, Honor, and Integrity. Ideal candidates will be:

  • Kind and Compassionate
  • Honest and Trustworthy
  • Committed to Moral and Ethical Principles
  • Driven to Provide Enhanced Living to Our Residents Wesley Enhanced Living is working to set a new paradigm in aging services by always doing the right thing and we need YOU to help us discover new ways to achieve this goal. Discover the Art of Living and Working WEL Responsibilities As part of the interdisciplinary team, the Physical Therapist (PT) promotes and maintains the functional performance, physical mobility and well being of the residents through the implementation of physical therapy services. The Physical Therapist develops and implements services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of residents suffering from injuries, aging or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. The Physical Therapist directs resident participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance. The Physical Therapist demonstrates ability to adapt examination techniques and treatment plans according to the needs of the resident. Demonstrates optimal case management of residents. Follows regulations, standards and proper procedures for documentation. Assumes a caseload appropriate to area. Follows proper procedures for billing. Follows proper procedures for insurance benefits. Seeks opportunities to enhance the services of the Rehab department. Physical Therapist (PT) essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Develop, establish goals, implement, evaluate and re-evaluate individualized Physical therapy treatment plans for Wesley Enhanced Living Residents at multiple sites.
    • Performs appropriate evaluations and treatment to residents including activities of daily living and range of motion exercises to improve residents ability.
    • Use discharge planning skills to promote independence and maximize function .
    • Demonstrates PT knowledge, skill and ability when developing systems, for planning, coordinating, evaluating, and implementing PT programs that ensure safe and efficient and therapeutically effective rehabilitation.
    • Instructs resident, families and other caregivers in the skills and techniques of the PT program.
    • Work with other members of the rehabilitation team to develop activities consistent with each resident---s needs and capabilities.
    • Complies with federal, state regulations and accreditation standards related to long-term care with regard to rehabilitation services.
    • Documents daily treatments/evaluations and services provided. Maintains weekly progress notes and clinical documentation in resident medical record. Completes necessary rehab section of Minimum Data Set (MDS) within required time frame.
    • Submits monthly billing data to Finance Department.
    • Represent PT at required meetings on resident care, staffing and other subjects, under the direction of the Director of Rehabilitation Services.
    • Promotes effective and positive working relationships among rehab staff, residents and other Wesley Enhanced Living departments.
    • Supervises and directs Certified Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides.
    • Follow Universal Precautions, Infection Control and Safety policies.
    • Maintain confidentiality relative to resident care and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Regulations
    • Communicates essential information to the interdisciplinary team in regard to resident care and progress.
    • Ensure that residents and families enjoy the best possible service, in a caring and compassionate atmosphere where the individual---s needs and rights are recognized and respected.
    • Performs other related tasks within the scope of resident rehabilitation and Wesley Enhanced Living employee responsibility.
    • Participate in educational and professional programs related to elder care, rehabilitation and quality improvement.
    • Maintain knowledge of current physical therapy field developments.
    • Maintain license and registrations.
    • Is knowledgeable of resident rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all residents in a safe, secure environment.
    • Ensure the confidentiality of all resident and/or employee-related information.
    • Meets with resident/responsible party regarding therapy issues and concerns; answer questions and solve problems; investigate and respond to complaints initiated by residents, responsible party, staff, or family members.
    • Supports, cooperates with, and implements Wesley Enhanced Living procedures and programs for:
      • Safety, including universal precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security, report and/or correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs.
      • Confidentiality of all data, including resident, employee and operations data.
      • Quality Assurance and compliance with all regulatory requirements.
      • Compliance with current law and policy to provide a work environment free from sexual harassment and all illegal and discriminatory behavior.
      • Compliance with WEL---s ---Drug Free Workplace--- policy in order to provide a safe work environment.
      • Follow universal precautions and monitor staff performance of universal precautions.
      • Ensure the department and staff meet the ---Enhanced Living Standards---
      • Attend and actively participate in management meetings. Communicate and interface with multi-site management team in order to integrate objectives and activities.
      • Provide periodic reports as required.
      • Attends seminars, conferences and in-house staff development programs to stay abreast of new methods and technologies for rehabilitation services and health care administration.
      • Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances. Qualifications Related Experience: Three to five years of experience in skilled nursing facility setting. Demonstrates sincere interest in working with frail senior participants. Demonstrates ability to work as part of the interdisciplinary team and make meaningful contributions to the development of the plan of care Education or Degree Requirement: Bachelor---s or Master---s degree from an accredited school of Physical Therapy. Must be a Physical Therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the American Physical Therapy Association and certified by the American Physical Therapy Association under its requirements Licenses, Certifications, Registrations: Must have current unrestricted licensed as required in the state of Pennsylvania. Must be registered with the American Physical Therapy Certification Board Equal Opportunity Employer

        Keywords: Wesley Enhanced Living, Philadelphia, Physical Therapist (PT), Healthcare, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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