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Physical Therapist

Company: Ecumen
Location: Duluth
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Job Description:

Ecumen Home Care-Lakeshore seeks a Physical Therapist to join its team. Ecumen Home Care-Lakeshore provides in-home and community based services in the Minnesota Duluth area and is located in Duluth, Minnesota. Ecumen creates home for older adults wherever they choose to live. Our employees are dedicated to empowering our customers to lead richer, fuller lives and have consistently recognized Ecumen as a "Best Place to Work," an award by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.

The Physical Therapist is responsible for restoring patient's function, alleviates pain, and prevents disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed physical therapy.

Essential job responsibilities include:


  • Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription.

  • Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence. Administers therapy statements according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by aides and assistants.

  • Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, documenting and evaluating patient's progress; recommends and implements adjustments and modifications.

  • Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.

  • Ensures continuations of therapeutic plan by designing and instructing patients, families and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipments.

  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient record; provides accurate and detailed record of services rendered for billing purposes.

  • Supervises and develops the physical therapy staff. Maintains professional and technical knowledge.

    Physical Therapist

    Minimum Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy
    • Previous experience working as a Physical Therapist
    • Licensure/Certification: Current license, state certification, or registered as a Physical Therapist in good standing
    • Current valid driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance if applicable
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats
    • Must be flexible and adaptable to changing situations including able to work irregular hours, attend meetings and special events
    • Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident's Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • 2+ years previous experience in home health, hospice or senior care

        Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.

        We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.

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