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Physical Therapy job in Augusta, Georgia

Physical Therapy Job in Augusta, Georgia

Physical Therapist / PT

Discipline: Physical Therapy
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Augusta, Georgia
Salary/Pay rate: Negotiable

Job Description

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As a Physical Therapist your goal is to restore, enhance and increase functionality. Our goal is to give you the support you need to make a positive impact on every patient in your care, whether you work in a skilled nursing environment, assisted living, providing outpatient therapy, home healthcare, or in a blend of all rehabilitation settings. And as a Physical Therapist / PT with Aegis Therapies, you may work in any or all of these settings. Aegis is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home care. Putting patients first. It's what building a career with Aegis Therapies is all about.

Performs evaluations and develops effective patient treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing the treatment location.

Essential Job Functions
• Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription. Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
• Administers therapy statements according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by aides and assistants. Complies with company protocol for patient rounding.
• Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, noting and evaluating patient's progress; providing medically necessary treatment plan and modifications.
• Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers and other health care workers; Participates in the Q & A process for rehab related issues.
• Manages the appropriate therapy minutes per RUGS category for patients
• Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing patient specific maintenance programs; instructing patients, families and/or caregivers in follow-up maintenance programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
• Accuracy in completion of MDS or OASIS items per workflow model
• Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Maintains patient confidence and protects nursing home operations by keeping information confidential.
• Protects patients and employees by adhering to facility infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with facility and department procedures, rules and regulations. Complies with company protocol for denial management. Ensure appropriate daily billing of services.
• Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
• Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks.
• Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
• Travel required as needed to perform job.
• Provides community based services such as health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple sites as determined by patient/patient need. Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor.
Qualifications

- Graduate from an accredited program for Physical Therapy
- Current license as a Physical Therapist in the state of practice as required
- Must meet Clinical Competency requirements
- Must have and maintain current CPR certification
- Ability to travel as needed to perform job
- Capable of maintaining regular attendance

Company Profile

Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front.

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    Job Type: Permanent
    Discipline: Physical Therapy
    State: Georgia