Provides physical therapy interventions to accommodate the individual needs of the patient in the home care setting. Demonstrates knowledge and compliance with the patient's established Plan of Care (POC), identifying any barriers to successful implementation. Instructs patients and caregivers in exercise program, specific care techniques, and use of equipment as approved by the supervising therapist. Evaluates the patient's response to the POC and progress towards goals on an ongoing basis, reviewing the treatment plan with the therapist at least monthly. Demonstrates appropriate problem-solving abilities. Provides supportive documentation to justify service extensions.
Demonstrates knowledge and competence in standard professional practice, working within the parameters of licensure to implement the POC as delegated by the supervising therapist. Demonstrates knowledge of applicable Agency policies and procedures, state and federal guidelines, and CHAP standards.
Communicates effectively; provides timely notice of availability, reports any identified problems, schedule changes, or other factors altering the established POC. Communicates patient progress toward goals to the therapist prior to anticipated discharge to determine appropriateness of discharge or possible need for continuation, ensuring optimal patient outcomes.
Documents all coordination of care efforts and/or communication. Completes and submits paperwork in a timely manner in accordance with Agency requirements. Participates in person or by teleconference in clinical conferences, educational presentations, and performance improvement activities of the Agency; assists Agency in identifying educational needs and interests. Provides timely response to Quality Improvement requests for clarification and completion, ensuring correctness of documentation and accuracy of billing. Participates in weekend rotation as scheduled, Emergency/Disaster Plan as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
CHRISTUS HomeCare offers the finest in home health and hospice services from an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals. CHRISTUS HomeCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit home care system comprised of multiple agencies and Visiting Nurse Associations throughout Texas and Louisiana. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of CHRISTUS Health where we put faith in patient care, to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.