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4916 North Washington Street, Bismarck, ND 58503

Physical Therapist

Website Ethos Home Health & Hospice


  • Work closely with clients, family members, and other home health and therapy staff. 
  • Provide work direction, supervisory visits, and delegation to the Home Health Physical Therapist Assistants (if applicable).
  • Responsible for organizing, developing, and directing physical therapy services in accordance with the standards and practice of physical therapy, state and federal regulations, and Ethos’ policies and procedures. 
  • Assure that the highest degree of quality care, customer service, fiscal responsibility, and regulatory compliance is maintained at all times. Be pleasant, respectful, and courteous to clients, family members, visitors, and fellow employees at all times.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Direct Care Activities – Evaluate clients; obtain and interpret data necessary for treatment from medical records, observation of client in natural setting, interviews, and administration of standardized tests and measurements. Develop treatment plans and programs, including short and long-term anticipated functional outcomes, and administer physical therapy treatment. Obtain approval for services from physicians or designees; and provide treatments per physician’s orders. Provide quality care that meets client’s goals and needs by performing periodic client re-evaluations to determine effectiveness of treatments; then adjusting treatment plan and program appropriately to reach functional outcome. Work closely with RN case managers and intake personnel for client intake, care planning, and therapy discharge planning of clients. Maintain same day admission philosophy and communicate when this is unachievable and coordinate with RN case managers when admission can occur. Communicate to case manager when admission cannot occur within 48 hours.
  • Client Records and Billing – Provide accurate and timely documentation of services rendered utilizing specific home health software. Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of all payer sources. Review and sign documentation of the Physical Therapist Assistant as required. Complete appropriate visits for PTA supervision if applicable. Complete and/or check accuracy of completion and timely submission of billing information and appropriately account for all services rendered. Keep schedule on EMR as accurate and up to date as possible.
  • Communication – Demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills for purpose of work tasks and patient care. Able to clearly communicate with patients, families, staff and others to meet job requirements. Modify and adjust communications as needed to reach common understanding. Must have available and know how to use a cellular phone. 
  • Follow-up Programs – Optimize successful discharge from therapy for patients with highest function and least amount of risk possible allowed per entitlement. Educate client and family/caregivers about transition to restorative, wellness or nursing programs. Educate client in appropriate home exercise program or other health management program. Recommend and train in use of appropriate assistive equipment and environmental adaptations to maximize function. Professionally connect with physicians, outside vendors and other healthcare professionals of services when appropriate to ensure continuum of care.
  • Leadership and Organizational Skills – Show exemplary qualities in attitude, effort and work performance. Work within parameters of budget and resources available. Evaluate outcomes of therapy interventions. Complete additional duties, projects, in-services, promotional events and program development as assigned by Regional Clinical Manager.
  • Professional Growth – Maintain professional and clinical knowledge by attending facility in-services and workshops/training on topics that provide depth to Ethos programming and professional development. Share and collaborate on knowledge acquired with team members for patient success. Demonstrate use of evidenced-based practice. Participate in clinical education opportunities for students of the profession.
  • Safety – Follow safety procedures for work environment and promote client safety while performing direct care.  
  • Other Duties as Assigned – The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

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To apply for this job email your details to Benjamin.Crawford@mslcc.com