Do you have:
- The need for flexibility over your daily schedule.
- The desire to work independently yet still be part of a collaborative team of skilled professionals.
- Experience in providing assessments, continuum of care and patient support for neurologically impaired and medically-complex patients including TBI, SCI and stroke.
If yes, read on..
CareMeridian operates a small rehabilitation care facility in Santa Clara County (city of Gilroy) and we are looking for an PHYSICAL Therapist to independently contract for services.
Our facility is small (12 beds) and built upon the idea that people rehab better in a nurturing, beautiful and home like setting. In addition to therapists our dynamic team includes an activities director, nurses (RNS and LVNS), and CNAs. Our staff to patient ratio is 1:4. This means that you will be part of a care team that provides consistent care to patients and gives you assistance when you need it.
- Must be a licensed PT in the State of California
- Must have Professional Liability Insurance
- Must have a current CPR card
CareMeridian’s description of services to include but are not limited to:
Physical therapist will provide services that help restore or maintain function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of residents suffering from injuries or disease.
When the physician orders physical therapy services, the therapist’s responsibilities shall include but are not limited to the following:
- Initial resident assessment, completed and documented within 72 hours of admission. Update quarterly, at a minimum, and as needed.
- Develop an individualized plan of care tailored to each resident’s needs upon admission to include long and short term goals. Update quarterly, at a minimum, and as needed.
- Assess and treatment of range of motion deficits through exercise, positioning, and splinting.
- Tone assessment and use of muscle tone management, when appropriate.
- Assess and treatment of strength through therapeutic exercise.
- Assessment of balance, coordination, and gait with training in use of appropriate assistive devices.
- Use electrical stimulation, hot packs or cold compresses, and ultrasound to relieve pain and reduce swelling. Deep-tissue massage to relieve pain and improve circulation and flexibility.
- Orthotic/Prosthetic assessment and training program.
- Wheelchair assessment, transfer training and bed mobility intervention.
- Wound care evaluation and intervention.
- Assessment of home safety needs prior to discharge, when appropriate.
- Determine proper equipment usage, application and body position.
- Teach residents to use assistive and adaptive devices.
- Educate residents, family members and staff regarding impairments, disease processes, and treatment strategies.
- Monitor and document resident’s progress and adjust/modify physical therapy treatment/program accordingly.
- Provide appropriate referrals for related services.
- Collaborates with other staff members of the interdisciplinary team, as appropriate, for case management.
- Participate in the Interdisciplinary Team Conference, as appropriate, and report on resident status, goals and interventions.
- Participate in resident community reintegration and discharge planning, as appropriate.
- Participate in Performance Improvement Program, as appropriate.
Please submit your resume using the form below.