James River Home Health and Hospice
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Full Time

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Looking for an exciting career helping others? Look no further than James River Home Health and Hospice. Join our agency and experience a rewarding career by helping patients recover from illness or injury. The COTA position is an important position for ensuring patients get the care they need in the patients home.  Our corporate office is located in the Arboretum at Midlothian Turnpike and Powhite Parkway. We offer a friendly office environment with competitive salary and benefits.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, and Vision JRHHC pays 75% of employee only cost.
  • Life, AD&D, STD, LTD up to $50,000 of salary paid 100% by employer.
  • 401k plan
  • PTO , Holidays, Bereavement leave.
  • User friendly Home Health software.
  • Company cell phone.
  • Social events/picnics.

 

DUTIES
Provide skilled Physical Therapy services on an intermittent basis to clients in their homes under direction from the Registered Physical Therapist.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of a Registered Physical Therapist (PT) provide client services which have been delegated by the PT.
Under the supervision of the physical therapist, assist in evaluation and development of a rehabilitative plan of care and in periodic re-evaluation as required.
Participate in the preparation of clinical and daily progress notes, all notes are reviewed by the PT and submitted within 72 hours, also prepares periodic summary reports.
As directed, perform routine strengthening and therapeutic exercises and assists the client with the use of self-help devices.
Together with the PT, instruct the client and family and assists in teaching exercise programs to the client and family.
Identify possible ineffective drug therapy or adverse reactions, significant side effects, drug allergies, and contra-indicated medication and reports same to the PT.
Observe and record activities and findings in the clinical record and reports to the PT and the physician the client's reaction to treatment and any changes in the client's condition.
Consult with PT regarding the outcome of home visits and reports physical findings in written form.
Under the supervision of the Physical Therapist, assist in evaluation and development of the rehabilitative plan of care and in periodic re-evaluation as indicated.
Instruct other health team personnel including, as appropriate, Home attendants, as well as family members with respect to certain phases of physical therapy, so that they may work with the client.
Write daily progress notes on clients, submit same within 72 hours, and prepares periodic summary reports as indicated.
Attend rehabilitation department staff meetings and case conferences.
Participate with staff, clients, and physicians in discharge activities and assists the Physical Therapist in completing the Physical Therapy Discharge Summary.
Confirm, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Supervisor/Director of Therapy in order to coordinate agency visits.
Assume responsibility for self-development by continually striving to improve his/her health care knowledge through educational programs, attendance at workshops and conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading.
Assume other duties deemed appropriate and necessary by the PT and as designated by Registered Nurse Case Management and the Nursing Supervisor.
Assists in the Agency Admission Process
Obtain a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition.
Evaluate the client, the client's significant other(s) and the home situation to determine what instruction will be required, what assistance will be available from the family in caring for the client, and what other agency and community services will be required.
Assure that the physician's orders are appropriate and discusses necessary changes.
JOB CONDITIONS
The ability to drive and the ability to access clients' homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible are required.
Hearing, eyesight, and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the client's condition and to perform client care.
On occasion, may be required to bend, stoop, reach and move client weight up to 250 pounds; lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds.
Must be able to communicate effectively in English.
EQUIPMENT OPERATION
Physical therapy equipment and other medical equipment will be utilized. Hand washing materials.
COMPANY INFORMATION
Has access to all client medical records which may be discussed with Director of Nursing, the Administrator, the Executive Director, and the Quality Assurance department staff.
QUALIFICATIONS
1.       Must be a graduate of an approved school giving a course of not less than two years for Physical Therapy Assistants.
2.       Must be licensed in Virginia as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
3.       Must have a criminal background check.
4.       Must have current CPR certification.

 

 

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