Physical Therapist - SNF
Company: Brookdale Senior Living
Posted on: October 14, 2021
Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of
our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a
benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile.
The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn
more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your
career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health,
financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you
can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something
bigger than yourself.
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and
military spouses are encouraged to apply.
We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients,
we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is
through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited
Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
• 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
• Benefit plan package
• Employee Stock Purchase Program
• Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
• Associate Compassion Fund
• Associate Discounts
• Identity theft protection
• Pet savings and insurance plans
• Voluntary benefits available
Full-time associate benefits:
• Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision,
flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
• Paid Time Off
• Adoption Benefit
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and
• Voluntary STD and LTD
Please note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all
associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to
limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held
religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.
Provides and directs high quality Physical Therapy services to
patients, including screening, assessment, treatment, program
planning and implementation. Promotes rehab services within the
Community, attends meetings and care conferences, performs
administrative and billing duties within specified guidelines and
timeframes. Demonstrates personal and professional work behaviors
which promote the practice of physical therapy within the
Community. Adheres to applicable principles and practices of
physical therapy, Brookdale policy and procedures and State /
- Optimizes the functional abilities and skills of patients by
conducting patient screens, initiating referrals; evaluating and
treating appropriate patients; effectively participating in the
care planning process; appropriately documenting progress toward
identified objectives and communicating patient status and needs to
the patient, the patient's family, the staff and other
professionals as appropriate.
- Conducts therapy evaluations using standardized tests,
specifically selected to assess the individual patient after
thorough review of the resident's medical record, in order to
determine patients' baseline status and identify impairments,
functional deficits and potential to improve based on normative
- Establishes individual patient plan of care, based on current
evidence, to optimally address patient-specific goals and to comply
with service delivery parameters in accordance with the Resident
Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual, Managed Care Contract or other
guidelines specific to skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Develops
treatment plans by identifying a problem list, including long and
short-term goals and methods to achieve identified goals.
- Coordinates treatment plan with patient, family and other team
members. Implements and conducts skilled treatment as outlined in
the treatment plan. Monitors patient's response to intervention and
modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with
physician's orders. Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs
of the patient.
- When appropriate, refers patients for treatment to Physical
Therapist Assistants (PTA) by completing evaluation and initial
plan of treatment and communicating necessary and sufficient
information. Supervises and directs PTA in the implementation of
the treatment plan Provides on-going guidance and consultation with
the PTA to ensure optimal delivery of treatment interventions.
- Develops appropriate home program to maintain and enhance the
performance of the patient in his/her own environment. Participates
in transition / discharge planning. Provides / recommends adaptive
devices, orthotics or prosthetics. Trains patient, family and
appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.
- Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services
delivered and of individual patient's outcomes for effectiveness
and efficiency, using predetermined criteria such as Section GG of
the MDS and other standardized tests and measures.
- Participates in patient, family and staff education. Confers
formally and informally with other team members in coordinating the
total rehabilitation program of the patient. Attends in-service
training and facility meetings as required.
- Utilizes the Community electronic medical record to review the
patient's medical chart, complete forms such as patient screens,
physician orders, transition documentation. Documents evaluation,
treatment encounter notes, progress reports, re-certifications,
discharge notes and other required patient data in the Therapy
electronic medical record. Utilizes guidelines for skilled
documentation following standards established by The Center for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Administrative
Contractor Local Coverage Determinations (MAC LCD) and
- Submits billing, payroll and expense documentation in an
accurate and timely manner, meeting all regulatory guidelines.
Assists in the collection of statistics as directed.
- Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions, and
OSHA standards for the
healthcare professional. Assists with and participates in Quality
Assurance and Performance Improvement Programs as required. Adheres
to established confidentiality standards as required by Brookdale
concerning patient information.
- Attends in-service training as well as provides education to
members of the patient care team and members of the community.
- Consistently demonstrates sound judgement in the evaluation,
planning, implementation and follow-up of patient therapy
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication
- Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and
- Complies with Human Resource policies including, but not
limited to, maintaining professional licensure in good standing,
staying current for personnel file items (TB Test, CPR
Certification, etc.), complying with State / Federal / Brookdale
wage and hour law regulations, device management and Learning
Management System (LMS) completion.
This job description represents an overview of the
for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent
a comprehensive list of
. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her
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