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6/2/2017
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Physical Therapy
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Physical Therapist - Home Health Job
PeaceHealth | Vancouver, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 149518

PeaceHealth is seeking a Physical Therapist - Home Health for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.


PeaceHealth Homecare Southwest is looking for dynamic, creative and dedicated Physical Therapists to join our growing Home Health program.

If you are a PT who believes that therapy is about optimizing the functional mobility and independence of your patients while helping them learn to manage their health, and that home is the best place to accomplish these goals then we would like to hear from you!

Leading the way in Value Based Purchasing (VBP), Washington is one of nine states nationally, navigating the quality-outcome-based reimbursement initiative introduced by CMS in 2015. Through hard-work and dedication, we are proud of our 4-star rating!  We are committed to providing safe and compassionate care to our neighbors throughout Clark County, Washington.

We invite you to get onboard. Become a leader in your profession, focus on functional rehabilitation, become an effective case manager, help develop best practice guidelines and become a trail-blazer in the “Healthcare at Home” movement…which is the future the healthcare.

Clark County, located in SW Washington, is centrally located between the mountains and the ocean, with the world renowned Columbia River Gorge in our own front yard!  The temperate climate allows for year-round outdoor activity, allowing you to also optimize your health and well-being.

Requirements: Graduate of a Physical Therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, general knowledge of field and ability to utilize library resource appropriately, current Physical Therapist license, Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

Job Description with complete list of duties will be provided.

PeaceHealth proudly offers:

  • Competitive compensation & benefits package
  • Relocation assistance
  • Continuing Education

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the evaluation of patients, determining plan-of-care and goals of treatment, participating in treatment of patients, supervising assistants and aides and students in following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Evaluates assigned patients and establishes a treatment plan and goals, using data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, and observation and team members. 
  2. Provides individualized therapy treatment in accordance with plan of care.
  3. May assist in the orientation of new caregivers and on-going in-service training and determine the qualifications and competence of department/services personnel who provide patient care services and who are not licensed independent practitioners.
  4. Makes recommendations for relative content and scope of services and develop/implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.
  5. Makes recommendations relative to the acquisition of new equipment and needs for space.  Participates with the manager in developing the annual budget.
  6. Recommends and develops new services and programs in collaboration with staff.
  7. Shares expertise with other health care professionals. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to ensure smooth, continuous care of patients. Acts as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staff to facilitate problem solving, coordination of services and acts as an educational resource.
  8. Completes documentation accurately, timely and within professional standards.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of a Physical Therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
  • MS degree in Physical Therapy is preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

  • General knowledge of field and ability to utilize library resource appropriately
  • Previous experience as a Physical Therapist is preferred.
  • Specific experience in setting as described by the position posting

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:            

  • Current Physical Therapist license from the state Physical Therapy Licensing Board specific to location of practice
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Ability to assess patient’s condition and exercise independent judgment to implement life-sustaining action

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Southwest:

  • Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.

SOUTHWEST PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

  • Work requires active physical exertion 34% to 65% of the time. 
  • Ability to lift objects weighing over 80 lbs.           
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.  Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids. 
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).        
  • Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Vancouver, WA, MacArthur (155)
Job Category:  PT, OT, Speech Therapy
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $35.55, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Drivers License; Physical Therapist - Washington

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || PT, OT, Speech Therapy || Full Time || CARE CONTINUUM SVCS

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

This company profile was created by AfterCollege and is about PeaceHealth. This page is not endorsed by or affiliated with PeaceHealth. For questions regarding company profiles, please email: care@aftercollege.com.