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Providence Health & Services Physical Therapist - Home Health Services in Salem, Oregon


Providence is calling a Physical Therapist - Home Health Services (1.0 FTE, Days Full-Time) to Salem Home Services in Salem , OR

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We are seeking a Physical Therapist - Home Health Services that will manage and provide skilled physical therapy to patients/clients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities in a home setting in accordance with a physician's plan of treatment, taking into account individual patients special or age related needs. Requires skills in patient/client evaluation and treatment, as well as professional consultations to achieve maximum patient/client independence in accordance with the individual's functional level and potential.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • At the physician's direction, evaluate and assess the patient in the home

  • Plan and administer medically prescribed physical therapy treatment for patients to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of body part

  • Demonstrate ability to complete a comprehensive physical assessment and identify need for referral to additional appropriate clinical disciplines

  • Perform patient tests, measurements, and evaluations such as range-of motion and manual muscle tests, gain and functional analysis, and body-part measurements

  • Direct and aid the patient in active and passive exercise, reeducation, gait training and functional training and activities of daily living including transfer activities and prosthetic training

  • Record and evaluate tests, measurements, and evaluations to aid in establishing or revising specifics of treatment programs

  • Administer therapeutic exercises to improve or maintain muscle function

  • Instruct, motivate, and assist patients in exercises, such as isometric, passive, and progressive-resistive exercises; and in functional activities, using weights, pulleys, exercise machines, steps, and assistive and supportive devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, parallel bars, prosthetic and orthotic devices

  • Administer treatments involving applications of physical agents such as moist packs (heat or cold), massage, electrical stimulation, TENS, oximetry, and ultrasound machines, under a physician's order

  • Record patient treatments, response, and progress using a point of care system to meet department standards, State and Federal regulations in a timely and accurate manner

  • Maintain accurate, thorough and timely documentation in accordance with department policy and procedures (e.g., evaluations, progress notes, discharge notes/summaries, charges, functional outcomes).

  • Confer with physician and other health practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revision in treatment programs, and integrate physical therapy with other aspects of patient health care

  • Report patient's reaction to treatment and any changes in condition to the physician

  • Provide written and verbal instructions to the patient/caregiver to assist the patient in resuming life in the community or in an established safe environment. Identifies specialized needs requiring specialized follow-up after discharge and making the necessary referrals

  • Instruct patient and family in physical therapy procedures to be continued at home

  • Direct and Supervise physical therapy assistants and aides

  • Provide quality care in an efficient, cost effective and caring manner

  • Demonstrate flexibility to meet service area/department's demands while maintaining department productivity standards as defined for Home Health by visits per day. (e.g., adjusts daily schedule to complete workload, prioritizes tasks, initiates a positive approach to problem solving)

  • Demonstrate advancement of professional physical therapy practice through continuing education

  • Participate in one activity annually which maintains/enhances professional expertise and clinical skills (e.g. continuing education courses, workshops, inservice presentations, involvement in professional special interest groups, self study, literature review, videos, educational forums, etc.)

  • Attend team/staff meetings and departmental continuing education in-services

  • Maintain a positive, professional presentation at all times, (e.g. appropriate appearance as per department policy, composure, sound judgment, positive coping behaviors, and adjustment to performance as directed by Supervisor and Manager.)

  • Participate in the Quality Assurance process as requested

  • Establish and promote positive working relationships both within the system and throughout the community

  • Participate as a preceptor in the orientation of new staff and/or students as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree -OR- Master's Degree in Physical Therapy; from an accredited institution

  • Physical Therapy licensure through the State of Oregon

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Provider Certification or ability to obtain in sixty (60) days

  • Renewal of BLS card every two (2) years

  • Driving record consistent with Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire

  • One (1) year of clinical experience in a healthcare setting, preferably home health, or active enrollment in the Providence Benedictine postgraduate preceptor program

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Physical Therapy

Location: Oregon-Salem

Req ID: 310146