Physical Therapist – Home Health | Full-Time

Shae

Why Blue Mountain Hospital District & Grant County?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is located in Grant County, Oregon, at the heart of the John Day River, in beautiful, rural, Eastern Oregon.  Our District is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family & Rural Medicine Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, an Intermediate Care Center and all of the supporting ancillary departments necessary to care for the health and wellness of our community.

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in a valley surrounded by the Blue Mountains.  The Strawberry Mountain Range and John Day River Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking/mountain biking/horse riding trails, to high and low lakes and ponds.  Our area is known to be a “go to” place not just for recreation, but also for big game hunting and fishing!

Join our family-like team and settle into a lifestyle that is hard to beat!

For more information on our area, visit our Grant County Chamber of Commerce page at: https://www.gcoregonlive.com/

Position Summary:

Our Physical Therapists in the Home Health setting evaluate the care plans and administer comprehensive physical therapy modalities/regimens to patients in their place of residence for the purpose of developing and restoring function through rehabilitative physical therapy as prescribed by a physician.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Performs accurate and comprehensive assessments
  • Completes OASIS data sets for “therapy only” cases.
  • Ensures that changes in patients’ clinical status are communicated to other healthcare team members and HHA office staff verbally and in writing in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that physician orders are communicated to other healthcare team members and HHA staff in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner.
  • Coordinates care planning and delivery with the physician, patient and family/caregivers, other healthcare team members and HHA staff to facilitate optimal patient outcomes.
  • Assesses the patient for the need for durable medical equipment as well as other adaptive equipment needs.
  • evelops appropriate home exercise programs tailored to the patient’s clinical status, needs and age.
  • Provides supervision and mentorship to PT assistants.
  • Adheres to all applicable laws, regulations and standards.
  • Submits verification of completed visits in accordance with HHA policy.
  • Maintains current knowledge of community resources.  Identifies and accesses appropriate external and internal resources to meet patient and/or family needs and to facilitate optimal patient outcomes while home care services are being provided, and for transfer and discharge processes.
  • Must have ability to work independently and willing to serve our patients, county-wide.
  • Must have time management skills, able to set up own appointments with patients.
  • May have supervisory responsibilities for a Physical Therapy Assistant.

Education Required:

  • Valid/Current State Physical Therapy license.
  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum/school.
  • For Medicare certified agencies:
    – Graduate of a physical therapy curriculum approved by The American Physical Therapy Association, or The Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, or The Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Preferred: Doctorate of Physical Medicine

For more information, contact:

Holly Thompson, Human Resources Generalist
hthompson@bluemountainhospital.org  |  (541) 575-3820