Healthcare Roles – Social Worker, OT, PT, Speech Therapist, NP

LHC Group
Job LocationUS

Nurse Practitioner

Location: Varies

Responsibilities:

  • Provides independent primary care, consultation, and advice to others as a highly specialized practitioner.
  • Makes patient visits, assumes on-call duties, exercises prescriptive authority in collaboration with the supervising physician and directs interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Manages the coordination of care, including patient visits, of patients who have complicated diseases, as requested by the team.
  • Performs comprehensive assessments for complicated patients and coordinates the plan of care.
  • Performs the patient face-to-face encounter visits, when indicated, for physicians with a collaborative agreement.
  • Documents and maintains appropriate records relating to all services rendered, using company defined processes|forms.
  • Provides internal and external clinical education, as indicated.
  • Attends and actively participates in team and staff meetings.
  • Serves as a clinical resource to all staff members.
  • Participates in requested quality and performance improvement activities.

Qualifications:

  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Current certification as a clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner in the state of practice.
  • Current certification by ANCC or AANP
  • Current drivers license, vehicle insurance and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.
  • NPI Number
  • DEA with prescribing privileges
  • PECOS enrollment Certification
  • CAQH enrolled
  • Medicare number
  • Medicaid number (referable, not required)
  • Greater than one year NP experience in chronic disease management, family or primary care.

Occupational Therapist

Location: Varies

Responsibilities:

  • Provides service within the scope of practice as defined by the state laws governing the practice of Occupational Therapy, in accordance with the plan of care, using evidence based techniques, and in coordination with other members of the health care team.
  • Evaluates the patient’s functional status, status of all body systems as required for CMS documentation, and occupational therapy needs. Consults with the physician in the development of the therapy plan of care.
  • Observes, records, and reports to the nurse supervisor and the physician the patient’s response to treatment and changes to the patient’s condition.
  • Instructs and informs participating members of the health care team, the patient and the family/caregivers, regarding the plan of care, functional limitations, and progress towards goals.
  • Visits patients within the entire service area of their respective agency and other nearby LHC agencies as needed.
  • According to Plan of Treatment, completes a progress note for each visit, and submits progress notes per LHC policy.
  • Completes all patient evaluations and develops the OT plan of care within state specific guidelines. Reports outcomes of evaluation, goals, and anticipated projected frequency of care to nurse supervisor within 24 hours of the evaluation.
  • Participates in staff conferences and committees as requested by the agency.
  • May supervise home health aides per LHC policy if allowed per state regulation.
  • Provides supervision of the OTA as per LHC policy and state regulation.Prepares a written discharge summary and/or a written summary report on the patient’s condition at least every 60 days.
  • Conducts patient assessments evaluating the level of function by applying diagnostic and prognostic functional ability tests.
  • Provides in-service education as requested by agency leadership.
  • Adheres to LHC Therapy Standards of Practice in provision of services to all patients.
  • Is responsible for accessing education to maintain and enhance clinical knowledge and skills that are up to date with the current standards of care for the profession and to maintain state issued licensure.
  • Participates in a weekend rotation to provide services for their respective agency and other nearby LHC agencies as needed.

Qualifications:

  • License Requirements
  • Current Occupational Therapy licensure in state of
  • Current CPR certification
  • Current driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle, or public transportation.

Physical Therapist

Location: varies

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates the patient’s functional status and physical therapy needs. Assists the physician in the development of the therapy plan of care.
  • Provides services within the scope of practice as defined by the state laws governing the practice of physical therapy, in accordance with the plan of care, and in coordination with other members of the health care team.
  • Observes and reports the patient’s response to treatment and any changes in his/her condition to the supervising nurse and/or the physician.
  • Treats patients to relieve pain, develop and restore function, and / or maintain maximum functioning using acceptable standards of practice.
  • Instructs and informs participating members of the health care team, the patient, and the family/caregivers regarding the plan of care, functional limitations, and progress toward goals.
  • Visits patients according to Plan of Treatment, completes a progress note for each visit, and submits progress notes per LHC policy.
  • Completes all patient evaluations and develops the PT plan of care within state specific guidelines. Reports outcomes of evaluation, goals, and anticipated projected frequency of care to supervising nurse within 24 hours of the evaluation.
  • Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary.
  • May supervise home health aides in lieu of a RN if physical therapy is the only skilled service being provided and if allowed per state regulation.
  • Provides supervision of the PTA as per LHC policy.
  • Prepares a written discharge summary and/or a written summary report on patient’s condition at least every 60 days.
  • Provides in-service education as requested by agency leadership.
  • Adheres to LHC Therapy Standards of Practice in provision of services to all patients.

Qualifications:

  • Licensure Requirements
  • Current Physical Therapy licensure in state of practice.
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Must have a current driver’s license and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle.

Social Worker

Location: Varies

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the patient, significant others, physician, and health care team staff to understand significant personal, emotional, environmental, and social factors and difficulties related to the patient’s health problems; which interfere with maximizing the benefit of medical services and the plan of care.
  • Contributes as a health care team member to the development of comprehensive, integrated treatment plans for patients.
  • Instructs health care team members on community resources available to assist patients.
  • Plans for continuity of care with hospitals and community agencies.
  • Assesses and treats social and emotional factors related to patient’s illness to determine ability to cope with daily living problems.
  • Assists the patient and significant others to understand, accept, follow, and implement medical recommendations.
  • Assists the patient and significant others in utilizing community resources which will help the patient to achieve and maintain optimal functioning.
  • Identifies gaps in community resources and stimulates resource development and/or improvement.
  • Visits patient according to Plan of Treatment; completes a progress note for each visit; and submits progress notes to the agency on an at least weekly basis.
  • Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary.
  • Provides in-service to agency staff as needed
  • Sends the physician a written summary report on patient’s condition at least every 60 days

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
  • One year of social work experience in a healthcare setting.
  • License Requirements
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Current driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.

Speech Language Pathologist

Location: Varies

Responsibilities:

  • Provides services within the scope of practice as defined by the state laws governing the practice of speech therapy, in accordance with the plan of care, and in coordination with other members of the health care team.
  • Evaluates the patient’s level of function by applying diagnostic and prognostic functional ability tests. Assists the physician in the development of the therapy plan of care.
  • Treats patients to communicate effectively by expressing thoughts according to the patient’s condition using acceptable standards of practice.
  • Observes, records, and reports to the supervising nurse and/or physician the patient’s response to treatment and changes in the patient’s condition.
  • Instructs the patient, the family and/or caregiver and other members of the health care team in areas of speech therapy in which they can participate.
  • Visits patient according to plan of treatment, completes a progress note for each visit, and submits progress notes per LHC policy .
  • Completes all patient evaluations and develops the ST plan of care within state specific guidelines. Reports outcomes of evaluation, goals, and anticipated projected frequency of care to supervising nurse within 24 hours of the evaluation.
  • Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary.
  • Provides in-services to agency staff upon request of supervising nurse.
  • Sends the supervising nurse and/or the physician a written summary report on patient’s condition at least every 60 days.
  • Adheres to LHC Therapy Standards of Practice in provision of services to all patients.

Qualifications:

  • License Requirements
  • Must be currently licensed in Speech Therapy in the state of practice.
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Must have a current driver’s license and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.

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