PRN Physical Therapist - Home Health Rehab - York

York, PA | Rehabilitation Services | Tracking Code: 68186

Job Description:

Under general supervision, provides professional physical therapy services in the home for patient rehabilitation and to assist patients in achieving optimal potential in functional activities in accordance with the patient’s diagnosis, physician’s orders, the establish plan of care, and corporate policies and procedures. Responsible for accepting patient referrals, evaluating for services, and managing a caseload. Provides consultant physical therapy services, when appropriate.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Related to Patient Care
  2. Responsible for supervision of the Home Health Aide, when assigned for extension of therapy services. Responsible for supervision of Physical Therapy Assistants.
  3. Provides patient and family-oriented care through a process of physical therapy evaluation, assessment, planning, and implementing rehabilitative programs based on identified patient and family needs according to established short and long-term goals.
  4. Assist the patient’s physician and/or VNA staff in evaluating patient’s level of function by applying muscle, joint, sensory, perceptual and functional ability tests.
  5. Conducts the initial evaluation visit, within a time frame appropriate to the patient’s needs. The evaluation report will include the specific procedures and modalities to be used and the amount, frequency, and duration.
  6. Develops a written plan of care incorporating input from other disciplines involved in the care of the patient and notifies the physician of same.
  7. Treats patients to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and achieve maximum performance.
  8. Instructs patients in the care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, and prosthetic and orthotic devices, according to written plan of care.
  9. Advises and consults with the family on the patient’s total physical therapy program, when indicated. Provides written instructions, as necessary, to ensure clarity of communication.
  10. Periodically re-evaluates the patient’s needs and responses to treatment and notifies the physician, Clinical Management and primary clinician when there are changes in the patient’s condition which necessitate a change in the physical therapy program and the plan of care.
  11. Prepares clinical notes, progress notes, and discharge summaries, in accordance with policies. If physical therapy is primary, the therapist admits the patient for service and completes all admission documentation.
  12. Participates in interdisciplinary patient care conferences for coordinated planning, goal setting, and problem solving.
  13. Utilizes appropriate disciplines and resources for optimal patient care.
  14. Discontinues physical therapy services, when appropriate, notifying primary clinician, scheduler, clinical management and physician. Instruct the patient/family how to access follow-up.
  15. Related to Staff
  16. Functions as a member of the inter-disciplinary team, encouraging and maintaining open communications at all times.
  17. Provides clinical supervision for Home Health Aides and Physical Therapist Assistants for assigned patients and provides input regarding their performance to the appropriate manager. Countersigns all orders by PTA when necessary and updates the HHA Plan of Care as needed.
  18. Assist in the orientation of new staff or continuing education of existing staff, as requested.
  19. Related to Corporate Management
  20. Submits patient visit schedule to the Rehab Scheduler on a weekly basis and calls to inform of schedule changes and to receive new referrals.
  21. Participates in the utilization review/quality assurance program.
  22. Functions in a cost-effective manner in regards to utilization of time, mileage and supplies.
  23. Meets or exceeds established productivity and quality assurance standards.
  24. Seeks consultation and direction from management personnel as appropriate.
  25. Informs appropriate clinical management of perceived problem areas related to patient care, corporate management or community relations.
  26. Keeps clinical skills current with Physical Therapy norms.
  27. Related to Community
  28. Demonstrates a professional attitude, sound judgment and a continuity in interactions with physicians, other health care providers, and community agencies.
  29. Represents the VNA at community activities, as delegated.
  30. Promotes a positive corporate image.
  31. Acquires and utilizes knowledge of community resources.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited program in physical therapy
  • Licensed Physical Therapist; BLS certification
  • 12 months clinical experience and rehabilitation experience required 
  • Home health rehab service experience preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management. Willing/able to drive in varying weather conditions and in urban/rural settings.
Kelly Bush
Talent Acquisition Consultant
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

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