Nov 29, 2021

Physical Therapist - Home Health

  • Providence
  • Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA
Full-time Physical Therapy

Job Description


Providence is calling a Physical Therapist (PT) (Home Health, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla, Walla, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Consistently demonstrates adherence to the principles and requirements outlined in the Commitments and Compliance Integrity Program and any other organization or departmental materials related to compliance with laws, regulatory requirements.
  • Consistently demonstrates adherence to Medicare and Medicaid regulations which directly or indirectly relate to the performance and job expectations.
  • Employee demonstrates knowledge of PSMMC’s policy on Patients Rights and Responsibilities and respects these rights and responsibilities in carrying-out daily activities.
  • Actively participates in departmental and organization performance improvement activities in accordance with hospital and joint commission standards.
  • Demonstrates leadership by performing his/her work in a manner that meets or exceeds the level of care and service that PSMMC promotes to the communities we serve.
  • Participates in hospital and department specific practices to maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff.
  • Maintains the security and confidentiality of data and information used in performance of his/her daily duties conforming to hospital policy, laws and regulations as appropriate.
  • Maintains positive working relationships and fosters a cooperative work environment.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, physicians and staff in a professional manner.
  • Provides clear, concise, pertinent reports/information.
  • Recognizes and reports signs/symptoms of abuse and neglect for all ages of patients served.
  • Implements the physician plan of care and documents in the record within established timeframe.
  • Documents patient and family education and completes established forms.
  • Completes daily documentation and turns in with itinerary within two business days.
  • Conveys and documents appropriate information to patient and families regarding any financial responsibilities and assures insurance authorizations are obtained in a timely basis.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform complete therapy assessment and documents in record per Medicare language.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop and implement a therapy care plan based on patient assessment(s) and documents in record (from admit through discharge).
  • Demonstrates ability to teach patient and family using appropriate techniques and documents in record.
  • Demonstrates ability to coordinate care of patients with other team members; delegates to and supervises home health aides.
  • Completes pain assessment, intervention and documentation of pain management according to standards.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform patient safety assessments upon admission and documents on ASIS or discipline specific evaluation form.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide lymphedema assessment and treatments.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform patient safety assessments, identify safety concerns, develop a plan for patient safety, and implement the plan.
  • Pain management: Identifies assessment, intervention and documentation of pain management according to standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of preparing patients for discharge along the continuum of care and communicates follow up care as needed including community resource referrals.
  • Completes mandatory education per policy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and/or ability in the use of the following equipment in a safe manner (TENS, Ultrasound, CPM).
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide/follow: (Therapeutic exercise programs, Lumbar/cervical Discectomy precautions and protocols, total hip precautions and protocols, total knee precautions and protocols, total shoulder precautions and protocols, lower extremity amputee protocol).
  • Employee completes all tasks and duties accurately and timely within assigned shift. Demonstrates initiative to perform job duties autonomously.
  • Attends mandatory and other education offerings per department and hospital requirements. May assist with education on the unit.
  • Completes and returns to the office the initial assessment packet within two business days.
  • Plans and communicates weekly/daily schedule with management.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Licensed to practice as a Physical Therapist in Washington State
  • Licensed to practice as a Physical Therapist in Oregon within six months of hire
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance
  • Current BLS – Healthcare provider (must be AHA accredited)
  • Ability to institute emergency measures, CPR, when necessary in the home setting

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree or Ph.D in Physical Therapy
  • 1 year experience in a therapist capacity in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or other related medical field
  • Home Health experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Physical Therapy

Location: Washington-Walla Walla

Req ID: 307519