Kaiser Permanente Home Health Physical Therapist in Granada Hills, California

In accordance with agency policy and state/federal regulations, provide independent, age-appropriate physical therapy to patients in their place of residence. Teach patient/family and care-givers preventative and rehabilitative procedures. Develop and coordinate the plan of care and provide case management.

Essential Functions: - Evaluate patients and interpret evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction. - Establish treatment goals and plan treatment to achieve established goals. - Initiate discharge planning for physical therapy. - Implement the plan of care through direct treatment of the patient, delegate a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel, and coordinate the treatment program with other health care personnel as appropriate. - Provide advice and education to patient and family. - Regularly reassess clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patients towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment. - Discharge patient from physical therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from physical therapy. - In accordance with agency policy, provides accurate, timely documentation of physical therapy patient management. - Participate in appropriate and approved educational and clinical research activities in physical therapy. - Participate in specialized patient care clinics outside the department. Assist in the development, implementation, and review of departmental patient care programs. - Perform other duties as needed in the areas of staff education, departmental operations, and departmental projects. - Supervise the work of Home Health Aides (HHA) according to regulation and agency policy. - Demonstrate on-going progress toward meeting the criteria for professional practice.

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum of two (2) years experience in physical therapy. Education - Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree with certification in Physical Therapy or foreign-trained equivalent. License, Certification, Registration - Current license to practice as a physical therapist in California. - Current CA Driver's license & a clear driving record for the past two (2) years. Proof of automobile insurance as required by law. - Approved BLS. - National Provider Identifier (NPI) required as of May 23, 2007.

Additional Requirements: - Clinically skilled to detect early warning signs of complications including medical assessments of skin integrity, mentation. - Ability to differentiate emergent versus non emergent patient care status. - Ability to look at patient holistically, not just body part or functional ability. - Competency to remove staples/sutures in the home. - Commitment to Service Orientation. - Effective written and oral communication skills (in English). - Good interpersonal skills. - Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications: - Experience in an automated clinical information system preferred. - Computer literate preferred. - Pediatric experienced preferred.

Notes: - May be required to travel to branch office as needed.

COMPANY Kaiser Permanente

TITLE Home Health Physical Therapist

LOCATION Granada Hills, CA