PRN Physical Therapist - Home Health Rehab Services - Ephrata

Ephrata, PA | Rehabilitation Services | Tracking Code: 55496EPH

Position Summary:

General Summary:

Under general supervision, provides physical therapy services at an entry to intermediate skills level to individual patients according to the principles and practices of physical therapy and works collaboratively with interdisciplinary treatment team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Evaluates patient using diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.
2 Plans individualized physical therapy program for each patient including exercises, therapeutic modalities and procedures.
3 Directs and supervises patient in active, active assisted, passive exercises, muscle re-education, and functional training using appropriate equipment as needed.
4 Provides instructions in therapeutic procedures to be continued by the patient.
5 Coordinates physical therapy activities in collaboration with the other members of the interdisciplinary team to facilitate achievement of goals established.
6 Conducts or participates in training medical and nursing personnel in physical therapy techniques and objectives.
7 Utilizes safe patient handling techniques for all patient transfers, lifts and positioning.
8 Provides supervision of PTAs and Rehab Aides as required by PA practice act.

Department Description:

WellSpan VNA Home Care’s staff of nurses, aides, therapists and other caregivers works with physicians to provide the services necessary to treat patients in the comfort of their own home.

WellSpan Rehabilitation therapists who work in home health have a diverse caseload, including orthopedic, neurologic, geriatric, lymphedema, chronic pain and postsurgical patients. As part of the team, you will help provide stimulating and challenging care to patients in the home environment.

Our team takes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, which requires you to work closely and coordinate care with other therapy disciplines and nursing. Caregivers within our integrated health system work hard to provide open communication and smooth handoffs among various levels of care.

 

Required Skills

Physical Therapist license

Valid driver's license in good standing

Required Experience

2-3 years general PT experience


at least 1 year home health experience preferred


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 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.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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