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Physical Therapist – 1.0 FTE

The Adoray Physical Therapist organizes and conducts medically prescribed physical therapy services and occasionally acts as a case manager. The Physical Therapist is responsible for providing skilled physical therapy services and teaching to patients and their families in their place of residence. The Physical Therapist is responsible for ensuring the physician’s orders are carried out on a timely basis, coordinating with other disciplines involved in the patient’s care, on a regular basis. The Physical Therapist completes all necessary documentation and participates in other activities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Graduate of a physical therapy program with curriculum approved by the American Physical Therapy Association or equivalent (as outlined in the Federal Register defining qualifications).
2. Minimum of two years of clinical experience preferred.
3. Current Wisconsin Physical Therapist license required, and Minnesota preferred.
4. Current Wisconsin driver’s license.
5. Excellent communication skills.
6. Working knowledge of community resources.
7. Working knowledge of Hospice and Home Health.
8. Ability to work autonomously and make independent judgments.
9. Ability to creatively problem solve.
10. Evidence of attendance of hospice training class or willingness to attend.
11. Basic computer skills.

SUPERVISION:
Clinical therapy coordination and supervision received from Therapy Coordinator, with additional oversight from Home Health & Hospice Managers and Administrator as appropriate. Performance measured by direct observation, communication, patient outcomes, document reviews, payment denials, supervisory home visits, patient/family communication.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
The Physical Therapist (PT) is regularly required to hear and talk, stand, sit, bend, squat, kneel, walk, use the hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools and controls. The PT is required to reach with hands and arms, to lift and/or support patient, and to perform therapy techniques utilizing proper body mechanics. The PT must be able to drive a motor vehicle. The Physical Therapist must be able to read medical instruments and files, including close vision and ability to adjust focus. The PT spends significant amount of time on the computer documenting visits. S/he may be exposed to filthy conditions, virus, disease, and/or infection from patients and specimens in the working environment. The PT will occasionally be exposed to cleaning chemicals. The Physical Therapist will frequently lift, carry or move up to 30 pounds, occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. The PT duties include office work and travel to patient’s homes, and may include difficult driving conditions including, rain or snow, road construction, etc.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.