The Physical Therapist is an employee in the Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) and works collaboratively with Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services (PMRS) at VA Butler Healthcare System. She/he has administrative responsibility for the HBPC program and coordinates overall care delivery for the multidisciplinary HBPC team to ensure optimal provision of care for the Veterans served. Clinical responsibilities include: The Physical Therapist will function in accordance with Federal Law, the State Practice Act, and the Standards of Practice for Physical Therapists. Ensures compliance with regulatory and clinical standards of care for Veterans in the home environment. Communicates regularly with multidisciplinary team including providers, nurses, social workers, dietitians, psychologists and others involved in the care of Veterans in the home environment. Works with team to develop appropriate treatment programs for HBPC participants based on advance knowledge of clinical practice for care in the home environment. Performs physical therapy evaluations and treatment with home-based patients, male and female, ages ranging from adult to geriatric, having a variety of disabilities. These cases may be complex in nature with chronic and acute disease process. Evaluate functional ability of Veterans requesting H/HHA services. Completes evaluation of home environment for HBPC Veterans to determine any recommendations for home modifications and the Veteran's need for assistive devices. Evaluates patient needs for durable medical equipment, delivers, and educates Veteran and caregiver on use. Maintains a high degree of clinical skill and advanced knowledge to make autonomous clinical decisions and function independently in the home environment. Assures all documentation is completed within mandated timeframes. Administrative responsibilities include: Establishes and maintains quality improvement data for the HBPC program. Analyzes and shares data with staff and creates action plans for ongoing improvement to maintain and improve program efficiency. Reviews COIN report monthly to ensure up-to-date and accurate data related to VERA reimbursement Develops initial treatment plans from interdisciplinary documentation, organizes and leads weekly interdisciplinary team meetings. Reviews and creates policies / procedures and participates in strategic planning for both short-term & long-term goals for the HBPC program. Guides new program initiatives as appropriate for ongoing program improvement. Assists in recruitment, interviewing, hiring and orientation of new staff, students and/or volunteers. Represents the HBPC program on local, VISN level and national committees as assigned, and generates reports as requested and as needed Organizes work, sets priorities, and delegates tasks to meet needs of the HBPC program. Regularly presents as a resource to local leadership re: day-to-day and longitudinal data, trends, and patient breakdown Teaching and training responsibilities include: Provides education to HBPC and other clinical areas regarding physical therapy practice and available services. Organizes and completes focused annual competency training for HBPC staff. Completes required annual training. Maintains and completes requirements for state licensure. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.