Providence Health & Services Physical Therapist - Home Health King County in Tukwila, Washington
Providence is calling a Physical Therapist (PT) (Home Health King County, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to SCS Home Health in King County, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
Demonstrates competency in providing quality therapy services including assessment, intervention, program planning and implementation, discharge planning, related documentation and communication. Also demonstrates competency with identifying and making appropriate referrals regarding medical, social and emotional factors influencing care.
Evaluates physical and functional status as well as cognitive, psychological and perceptual function to determine the client's capabilities to function safely at home. The home and family/caregiver are assessed for safety risks, and ability to support and care for the client at home.
Develop a therapy plan of care in collaboration with clients/families. The plan of care is communicated with the multidisciplinary team to form a collaborative client care plan.
Provides care in accordance with physician orders and the established plan of care. Assesses the effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment to achieve goals.
Documents all evaluations, treatment and coordination of care contacts in appropriate facility/agency format. Meets agency time guidelines for completing documentation. Documentation reflects good clinical documentation as well as meeting agency billing and reimbursement requirements.
Provides case management of the client's care plan and provides supervision and ongoing coordination of services and resources as indicated in the client's care plan. Communicates pertinent medical and clinical information to the Interdisciplinary team, including information regarding the client's care plan, implementation of changes per physician order and assuring adequate medical follow-up. Also communicates pertinent information to team members, supervisor, facility/agency staff and external sources as appropriate.
Provides supervision for physical therapy assistants and case management for the clients that are being treated by the PTA. Physical Therapist will provide every fifth visit that is being treated by the PTA.
Independently manages own case load, plans and schedules home visits coordinating with other team members as needed to maximize effectiveness of overall care plan. Organizes weekly schedule to attend required meetings within schedule of client care needs. Responds to urgent client needs by prioritizing and triaging treatments. Communicates schedule and work plan to scheduling coordinator, supervisor and other team members as appropriate.
Meets agency productivity standards established for therapy. Uses time efficiently and effectively.
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from an institution approved by the State board.
Current licensure in the State of Washington as a Physical Therapist
Current Washington State driver’s license.
Access to daily use of an insured reliable vehicle or an alternate ability to travel to sites as required.
Evidence of current CPR training
2 years Physical Therapy experience with adult physical disabilities.
Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
One (1) year of Physical Therapist experience in home care or in related rehabilitation setting.
Physical Therapist working with geriatric patients
OASIS-C Certification; or Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy; or Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); or Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the APTA.
About the ministry you will serve.
Providence Home Services is a not-for-profit, home health ministry serving patients in their places of residence throughout King County in Washington state. We provide skilled nursing and therapy for patients who are recovering from or living with an acute or chronic illness. Our skilled and compassionate team includes nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, chaplains, occupational/physical/speech therapists, medical directors, and volunteers.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
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.
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.
Job Category: Physical Therapy
Req ID: 316979