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Physical Therapist - Home Health

Job ID: 29818
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth Home Health in Bellingham, WA is seeking a Physical Therapist - Home Health for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $37.73, more depending on experience.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live.Acclaimed for its small-city flavor and the home of Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham has a robust art, music and cultural scene while boasting65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore, pristine lakes, forests, saltwater beaches, and snow-covered peaks -there are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives!Located 90 minutes north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of British Columbia, Canada, this idyllic city has been rated as one of America's most desirable communities by Money, Outside, Kiplinger, Forbes, and National Geographic magazines. Head to Mount Baker for a day in the snow. Tour the San Juan Islands by sea kayak or sailboat. Trek the North Cascades on foot. Stay in town to explore the shops and cafes of historic Fairhaven and Downtown and then catch a show at Mount Baker Theater – you can do it all in Bellingham! 

JOB SUMMARY

Establishes and implements physical therapy plans of care in collaboration with Physician. Administers therapy treatments to patients with physical disabilities resulting from injury, disease or surgery. Uses techniques such as heat, electricity, water, muscle manipulation, massage and exercise. Responsible for the evaluation of patients and following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served.

What you will do:

  1. Evaluates assigned patients and establishes a treatment plan and goals, using data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, and observation and team members.
  2. Provides individualized therapy treatment in accordance with plan of care.
  3. Makes recommendations for relative content and scope of therapy services and implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.
  4. Recommends and develops new therapy services and programs in collaboration with staff.
  5. Shares expertise with other health care professionals. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to ensure smooth, continuous care of patients. Acts as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staff to facilitate problem solving, coordination of services and acts as an educational resource.
  6. Completes documentation accurately, timely and within professional standards.
  7. May spend minimal time to assist with evaluating and orienting new caregivers and making recommendations to management regarding equipment and space needs related to physical therapy functions.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Physical Therapy or closely related field (foreign equivalent accepted).
  • General knowledge of field and ability to utilize library resource appropriately
  • Previous experience as a Physical Therapist is preferred.
  • Specific experience in setting as described by the position posting
  • Current Physical Therapist license from the state of Washington Physical Therapy Licensing Board 
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification through American Heart Association required at date of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Ability to assess patient’s condition and exercise independent judgment to implement life-sustaining action

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Oregon West Network – Home Health:

  • Requires one year of Physical Therapist experience, with home health/geriatric experience preferred.

ST. JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion 34% to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing over 35 lbs. or less
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
  • Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day.

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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