PT in Salem, OR at Carestaff Partners

Date Posted: 7/27/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contractor
  • Location:
    Salem, OR
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/27/2020

Job Description

CareStaff Partners is seeking a Registered Physical Therapist (PT) for a critical contract position with a Home Health Agency near Salem, OR.

The Assignment

  • Specialty: PT - Physical Therapist
  • Setting: Home Health (HH)
  • Patient Population: Adult and Geriatric (19-65+)
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Shift: 8 Hour Days
  • Contract Length: 13 Weeks
  • Required Licensure/Certification: Active Professional License
  • Pay: Gross Hourly $42-47/HR - Blended Rate
 

Physical Therapists (PT):

  • Review patients’ medical history and any referrals or notes from doctors, surgeons, or other healthcare workers
  • Diagnose patients’ functions and movements by observing them stand or walk and by listening to their concerns, among other methods
  • Develop individualized plans of care for patients, outlining the patients’ goals and the expected outcomes of the plans
  • Use exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients’ pain, help them increase their mobility, prevent further pain or injury, and facilitate health and wellness
  • Evaluate and record a patient’s progress, modifying a plan of care and trying new treatments as needed
  • Educate patients and their families about what to expect from the recovery process and how best to cope with challenges throughout the process

Physical therapists provide care to people of all ages who have functional problems resulting from back and neck injuries; sprains, strains, and fractures; arthritis; amputations; neurological disorders, such as stroke or cerebral palsy; injuries related to work and sports; and other conditions.

Physical therapists are educated to use a variety of different techniques to care for their patients. These techniques include exercises; training in functional movement, which may include the use of equipment such as canes, crutches, wheelchairs, and walkers; and special movements of joints, muscles, and other soft tissue to improve movement and decrease pain.