Location: Nashville, Tennessee
VHCS Clinical - Therapy
Vanderbilt Home Care Services
Physical Therapist (32 hour weekend position)
Saturday, Sunday and one Weekday
Provide physical therapy services to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes. Actively collaborates with the health care team to meet patient care, outcomes and system improvement objectives.
In this role you will drive to the patients home to provide the prescribed care. Hourly pay with additional mileage allowance.
Vanderbilt Home Care is part of one of the country's most respected medical centers. We provide in-home care for patients with chronic conditions.
Bringing Vanderbilt Care into Your Home Since 1985
Vanderbilt Home Care provides caregivers in the patient's own environment under the direction of the patient's physician. When you or your loved one receives care from Vanderbilt Home Care, you are in the hands of highly skilled, compassionate individuals. We take pride in our work and feel privileged to be part of one of the country's most respected medical centers.
Our Mission and Values:
Our mission is to provide excellence in home care with the high standards that we would expect for our own family and loved ones. Our values include:
Support for community based home services through excellence in clinical practice and education
Patient safety and quality
Strong interdisciplinary collaboration, communication and partnership
Evidenced based practice and clinical expertise
Technology enhanced innovation
The Home Health Quality team is a small task oriented team which consists of a quality educator, a quality data analyst, and quality reviewer. They work closely together with clinical managers to provide meaningful data on home health patient population and clinician best practices.
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES* PLANNING AND MANAGING CARE* Formulate functional treatment plan that is goal focused, individualized, safe and age-specific to address deficits and patient/caregiver areas of concern.* Evaluate patient/caregiver responses and modify plan of care according to VHCS and VUMC standards.* Administer and score standardized and criterion referenced tests.* Interpret the results of the assessment and their significance to the patient, family, referring physician and other members of the health care team.* Evaluate and incorporate new research findings into the assessment and treatment of patients.* Assist with establishing or modifying existing "Standards of Practice" for specific patient groups.* Complete documentation according to agency policy* Meet productivity standards.* Demonstrate accountability as an individual and team member in meeting patient/family needs.* Participate in identifying cost effective measures for clinical care.* Manage clinical assignment in an organized, efficient manner using human and other resources.* Continuum of Care/Provision of Care* Provide therapeutic interventions for identified objectives.* Evaluate patient/caregiver responses and modify plan of care according to VHCS and VUMC standards.* Assure coordination of care for all patients including multi-disciplinary coordination as a case manager.* Identify and recommend for referral to other services as indicated.* Assure patient safety.* Establish relationship of trust and confidentiality with patient/caregivers.* Practice Infection Control.* Meet obligation for reimbursement of the services.* Patient/Caregiver, Team & Community Education* Incorporate new information from ongoing dialogue with patient, family, team, physician and payer into treatment plan* Provide education/consultation to patient/caregiver/team/community.* Assess patient/caregiver learning needs, coordinate necessary teaching, and evaluate teaching outcomes.* Effectively identify and use appropriate educational tools and materials.* Plan educational programs to assist team/department with identified need.* PROBLEM SOLVING* Identify problems and/or actual or potential variances from goals and communicate with the health care team.* Initiate collaboration with the health care team to assure timely identification of the root cause(s) of problems/variances.* Participate in finding solutions for problems/variances and implement actions that move patients/caregivers toward desired goals.* Communication/Collaboration* Adapt communication to needs/level of patient/family/caregiver understanding or target audience.* Clearly and efficiently communicate significant information across the continuum of care and/or from one caregiver to another.* Independently collaborate with peers, members of HCT, and physician.* Seek leadership's guidance in conflict resolution.* CONTINUOUS LEARNING* Develop and achieve personal and professional goals.* Participate in quality improvement activities.* Identify need for professional growth and seeks appropriate professional development opportunities, obtaining a minimal number of educational activities annually that meet licensure requirements.* Team/ Organization:* Function as an integral member of the team, demonstrating ability to: respect roles and professional boundaries of self and others; follow through with assigned roles and required activities; understand/comply with policies and procedures.* Precept new staff.* Attend/participate in agency and committee meetings, including agency and discipline-specific Unit Boards, utilizing the Shared Governance model.* Adhere to and promote VHCS Mission and Vision.* Integrate professional practice/job responsibilities and organizational expectations.* Comply with standards, policies/procedures, laws and organizational expectations.* Strive to meet organizational service, satisfaction and cost goals.* Represent VHCS on committees, etc. outside the agency, as applicable.TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES
Allied health is among the fastest growing occupations in healthcare today. This area can be defined as credentialed professionals who perform supportive, diagnostic, and therapeutic health care services to promote health and prevent disease in a variety of settings.
These areas are crucial to Vanderbilt Health's reputation for excellence in these areas that has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South.
Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the southeast choose Vanderbilt Health for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.
Core Capabilities :
LIC-Physical Therapy License - Tennessee
Relevant Work Experience
Experience Level :
Bachelor's: Physical Therapy (Required)
For a copy of the physical requirements of this position to determine if you can perform the duties with or without an accommodation or to request an accommodation, please contact VUMC Employee Relations at 615-343-4759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.