Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, the Physical
Therapist is responsible for the delivery of appropriate, adequate,
effective, efficient direct patient care services assigned by the
Primary Care Clinician and approved by the Clinical Manager.
Responsibilities include implementation of the physician plan of
care, obtaining physician orders, supervision of home health aides,
and coordination of care within an interdisciplinary team and
participating in effective utilization management and control of
patient supplies. Consistently provides care based on the
age-related needs of the unique population with consideration of
their development/psychosocial needs, environmental safety,
educational needs, communication style, and level of understanding.
The Physical Therapist is accountable to the Primary Care Clinician
for ensuring that the plan of care is implemented following
professional standards of care and agency specific protocols.
Graduate from an accredited physical therapy program. Masters in
Physical Therapy or DPT preferred.
Current California PT license; valid California driver's
license; current auto insurance; current BCLS/CPR
One year of professional experience in an acute or similar
outpatient setting required. One year of experience in a home
health and/or hospice position preferred. Direct patient care
experience within the past five years required.
Exhibits excellent oral and written communication skills: with
legible handwriting for documentation of patient records in a clear
and concise manner. Basic understanding of home care services,
clinical standards of care and practice, Title XXII, Medicare
Conditions of Participation, CHAP home health accreditation
requirements, QI outcomes/benchmarking, infection control; good
understanding of reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other
payors; good working understanding of budget and other financial
Self-starter with a high degree of initiative, motivation,
flexibility, energy and creativity. Ability to form harmonious
working relationships with internal and external customers.
Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills and the ability to
manage resources for patient care in a cost effective manner.
Excellent collaborative and problem solving skills with customers
and management. Ability to exercise independent sound judgment in
planning and providing patient care. Demonstrated ability in
physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills and in
implementing plan of treatment. Excellent organizational skills.
Must be able to meet company productivity standards as indicated by
organization and manager. Must be able to handle sensitive issues,
conflict with or among others, respectively direct and reinforce
staff efforts; effectively plan and organize and prioritize work,
think critically to both effectively plan and organize department
operations consistent with Sutter Care at Home's strategic and
operating objectives and to effectively solve unique problems as
they arise or identify when to consult supervisor. Must be able to
deal with challenging work environment with time demands and
occasional conflicting priorities. Maintain a positive and
professional image and demonstrate self-directed learning to meet
professional development and/or license requirements. Is
responsible for maintaining all required licensure and
certifications. At orientation and annually thereafter, must be
able to meet Sutter Care at Home core competencies for position and
area of specialty, as appropriate. Must have reliable