Participates and assures that Care Delivery Services are consistent with the agency vision, mission, values and strategic goals and meet customer needs.
Promotes the VNS philosophy, mission, and administrative policies to ensure the delivery of quality care.
Promotes effective working relationships and works effectively as part of the team to meet the goals and objectives of VNS.
Promotes the VNS image by adhering to the dress code policy.
Utilizes resources, supplies, and time efficiently in order to contain costs and increase the value of all services to the community.
Promotes positive, supportive, respectful communication to all external sources, patients, families, and staff.
Consistently displays behaviors in support of the overall organization.
Supports public relations/sales and marketing initiatives to local community.
Strives for continuous improvement in all aspects of the Physical Therapist function and Care Delivery process using Total Quality Management principles and practices.
Develops and maintains a customer oriented environment responsive to the needs of all external/internal customers.
Develops and revises plan of treatments and discharge plan in conjunction with patient, family, physician, care delivery team and third party payors including obtaining medical orders and approval of physical therapy services.
Provides an environment which promotes respect for the patients, their privacy, confidentiality, and property.
Initiates appropriate rehabilitative program.
Provides supervision of PTA to ensure patient health, safety, and compliance with plan of care.
Consults with and educates the patient, family and other team members regarding disease process, self care techniques and preventive strategies. Implements home therapy programs including but not limited to: gait training, transfers, ADLs, home modification, care, and use of equipment.
Periodically evaluates patients progress and makes necessary adjustments to physical therapy program.
Instruct para-professional staff in body mechanics, use of equipment, bed mobility, transfers, gait patterns, home exercise program, etc.
Directs, coordinates, evaluates, and supervises the quality of patient care services provided by the Home Health Agency, including the clinical supervision of Home Health Aides.
Interacts with patients, physicians, referral sources, and others in a manner conducive to continued positive relationships. Displays an exemplary level of patience, courtesy, and tact.
Supports Care Management philosophy. This includes collaborative customer focused planning, and case management designed to meet individual health and service needs and promote quality and cost effective outcomes.
Participates in regularly scheduled patient conferences with HHAs, nurses, therapists and MSW for the purpose of discussing patient care, patient/family problems and to ensure comprehensive coordinated plan of treatment.
Cooperatively assists in the orientation of new rehabilitation personnel. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned to support the efficient operation of their team, group, and discipline.
Assures the completion of all appropriate clinical records needed for compliance with state and federal legislation and the delivery of seamless service within established timeframes.
A B.S., M.S. or D.P.T. degree in Physical Therapy
Possession of a current New York State License in Physical Therapy.
Ability to physically lift and assist patients in hands on care.
Prefer minimum of one year experience in Physical Therapy in a hospital setting (not including internship).
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to perform physical therapy procedures effectively and safely.
Ability to work with people from different socio-cultural backgrounds in an effective manner.
Ability to accept and utilize supervision.