Physical Therapist

VHSNJ AT HOME LLC Totowa Requisition # 2020-86214 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkOne Weekend a Month HolidaysTwo of 6 On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30 am - 4:30 pm Address783 Riverview Drive, Totowa, 07511

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How have you impacted someone’s life today?

At Hackensack Meridian Health, our nursing teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of nursing services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.

Visiting Health Services of New Jersey (VHSNJ), a partnership between Hackensack Meridian Health and St. Joseph's Health, provides a comprehensive continuum of home health care and hospice services, support, and resources to patients and families in Passaic, Bergen, and parts of Morris counties. The VHSNJ multi-disciplinary clinical and support teams provide high quality care to patient’s where they most want to be-in their homes.

At Visiting Health Services of New Jersey and Hackensack Meridian Health, we recognize our clinicians by offering a Total Rewards package including:

Comprehensive Health Benefits, generous Paid Time Off, Travel Reimbursement as well as an investment in your future with a 401k match and Tuition Reimbursement.


Responsible for providing professional rehabilitation therapy to patients in their home through evaluation, development and implementation of individual goal-oriented therapy programs in accordance with organization policies and procedures and external organizations.


  1. Complete patient evaluation within the specified time frame and assure it contains data that is reflective of a complete, holistic assessment of the client’s condition.
  2. Develop an individualized treatment program based on the evaluation findings focusing on time-oriented, functional and measurable short and long-term goals.
  3. Prepare appropriate system documentation, such as progress notes, reassessments and discharge summaries according to policy and procedures.  Assure that progress notes and reassessments reflect skilled care and monitor the patient’s status and progress towards goal achievement.
  4. Assure documentation is precise.  Assure documentation is submitted in a timely manner and supports the need for continued skilled care in the home.
  5. Assure that service delivery follows the frequency an duration on the physician’s plan of care for the client.
  6. Act as liaison among physician, MCP and other members of the health care team to ensure effective coordination, appropriate resource referral, and utilization of home health aide services.
  7. Act as a supervising therapist to the Physician Therapy Assistant (PTA).  Assess the ability of the PTA to perform the selected interventions as directed on an ongoing basis. Assure co-signatures are performed within regulatory timeframes.
  8. Educate the patient and/or caregiver in a written home program.  Submit a copy of the program for the medical record according to policy.
  9. Provide comprehensive education to patients and/or caregivers based upon their identified needs in a manner that they are able to understand.
  10. Develop a rapport and mutual respect with the patient to foster an optimum environment for goal achievement.  Implement the treatment plan utilizing correct and appropriate clinical skills and techniques.  Independently meet productivity requirements on a consistent basis.
  11. Participate in discharge planning throughout the patient’s course of care.  Address problem areas appropriately.
  12. Complete scheduling requirements timely and accurately by updating and submitting new and changed schedules through appropriate system applications.
  13. Respond to voice mail and messages in a timely manner.
  14. Document case communication with other members of the health care team as appropriate throughout the patient’s course of care utilizing secure messaging through appropriate application.

Assure the discharge summary indicates the patient’s current


Knowledge, Education and Skills Required:


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy (PT)
  2. Minimum of Six (6) Months PT Experience
  3. PC Experience/Skills


Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred:


  1. Doctorate


Required Certification/Licensing:  


  1. Registered Physical Therapist
  2. CPR Certification
  3. BLS

Our Network

As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.