Home Care Physical Therapist (PT)

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Physical Therapy (PT / PTA)




The Physical Therapist is a qualified professional who directs, supervises, evaluates and provides therapy services to patients in the home as prescribed by the attending physician.



  • Evaluates the Physical Therapy patient to determine the rehabilitation needs and potential for achievement and develops a plan of care in accordance with the findings.
  • May admit the patient and assesses physical therapy and all other needs according to OASIS and PPS regulatory guidelines.
  • Makes the initial therapy evaluation visit and re-evaluates the patient’s physical therapy needs during each visit. Makes follow-up assessments according to OASIS and PPS regulatory guidelines.
  • Communicates significant findings, problems, and changes in condition or environment to the appropriate supervisor, the physician, and other team members involved with patient care.
  • May initiate plan for patient safety, using the patient, family, and community resources.
  • Participates in the implementation of and development of the Plan of Care to ensure quality and continuity of care and proper discharge planning.
  • Verifies the Plan of Care prior to each visit and provides care according to physician’s orders, assessment data, and established standards and guidelines.
  • Initiates and revises the Plan of Care in response to identified patient care issues.
  • Writes physician orders to cover additional visits and changes to the Plan of Care, per agency policy.
  • Incorporates patient care goals established in the Plan of Care, into therapy care, as evidenced by documentation in therapy notes.
  • Performs direct therapy services in accordance with accepted standards of practice and certified by the patient’s physician.
  • Selects diagnostic and therapeutic materials appropriate to patient needs.
  • Instructs and provides patients and/or their caregiver in the home therapy program providing modification and clarification when necessary.
  • Instructs and evaluates the Home Health Aide with special patient care procedures in accordance with the Home Health Aide scope of practice and home health care policies.
  • Instruct and evaluates the therapy assistant with the patients Plan of Care in accordance with the therapy assistant scope of practice and home health care policies.


Caring for Our Own Family – AVAILABLE BENEFITS

Great Lakes Caring health care professionals are our most important and treasured asset. Without their caring, compassion and commitment to providing absolute superior quality health care services, we would not continue to succeed like we have. The road to better health care starts with a State-of-the-Heart work environment. Therefore, we place a great emphasis on providing resources and benefits that enhance the workplace and the work lives of our team members.


These benefits include access to:

  • Health insurance plans
  • Flexible spending accounts—medical and dependent
  • Dental plans
  • Retirement savings (401k)
  • Life insurance
  • NURSECAR℠ company car program
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Mobile electronic devices
  • Disability insurance—short and long term
  • Regular bonuses
  • Paid time off
  • Recognition for exceptional performance
  • Annual awards program
  • Special company events and raffles
  • Send Us An Angel employee referral bonus program


  • EDUCATION: Graduate of a Physical Therapy program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, or the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy (DPT) Master’s degree in Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy (MSPT) or Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy (BSPT) with 5 or more years of experience as a physical therapist. Ohio Addendum: Graduate of a Physical Therapy program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, or the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy (DPT) Master’s degree in Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy (MSPT) or Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy (BSPT) with 3 or more years of experience as a physical therapist
  • LICENSURE: Current State Physical Therapy license. Must have valid driver’s license if work related travel is required for assignment.
  • EXPERIENCE: Preferred one (1) year experience in a health care facility. Home care experience desirable. 
  • SKILLS: Physical therapy skills as defined as generally accepted therapy standards. Requires interpersonal skills, supervisory & communication skills. CPR required.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Reliable transportation and valid automobile insurance coverage. if work related travel is required for assignment.
  • HEALTH STATUS: Meets all applicable agency policies and procedures related to health screening and required testing.

Physical Demands

  • Complete required work on a daily basis.
  • Cope with work involving ill, disabled, and dying patients.
  • Sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently. (Must be able to lift 80-100lbs)
  • Move equipment and supplies necessary for job functions.
  • Read, speak and write English in order to fulfill job functions in an understandable way.
  • See/hear or use prosthetics that enable accomplishment of job.
  • Meet the health requirements of the agency.
  • May have possible exposure to infectious diseases.
  • Abide by all occupational safety and bloodborne pathogen protocol to minimize illness and/or injury.
  • Move, support and/or transfer patients as required to perform essential functions of position.


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