Physical Therapist - Contractor
WHY CHOOSE A CONTRACT THERAPIST POSITION AT UCP? Supportive working environment Flexible hours and schedule Established caseload No or limited travel. 1-2 nearby campuses Multiple locations in Central Florida Opportunities for pick – up treatments; no or limited “down time” Face to face and /or virtual therapy intervention opportunities Competitive rates School based and outpatient therapy services’ options Electronic documentation CF candidates welcome to apply SPEECH THERAPY SERVICES: UCP of Central Florida provides pediatric therapy services via educational and medical service delivery models to children with varied diagnoses from birth to 21 y/o. Our speech therapy services focus on preserving, developing, and restoring verbal and non-verbal communication, oral motor and feeding skills incorporating a variety of treatment and techniques and approaches and the use of therapeutic devices.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Submit accurate and timely Super bills on a daily basis according to UCP guidelines. Provide and monitor client coverage and turn in and revise schedules on a weekly basis. Select and conduct appropriate ST evaluations and re-evaluations. Timely and accurately write client evaluations and re-evaluations according to UCP guidelines. These documents must be turned in 48 hours from conducting event. Correctly interpret evaluative data to establish measurable goals for the clients. Effectively apply and adapt evidence-based therapy sessions according to patient’s needs and established goals. This includes recognizing when the patient has received optimal benefit from therapy services. Write accurate and complete daily progress notes at the end of each session using UCP format and update accountability forms at the end of each session as needed. Conduct home assessments when necessary. Ensure compliance of UCP Confidentiality and HIPAA patient rights procedures for all client files and information in therapist caseload. Submit accurate and timely Part C/Early Step reports, assistive technology reports, equipment recommendations, discharge notes and school reports. Provide Speech Therapy consultations to education staff to facilitate incorporation of clients’ speech therapy goals into classroom activities and participate in an interdisciplinary planning with staff members. (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Education Personnel and Family Services). Provide parent consultations and instructions for home programs. Copy of all home programs should be sent to main file. Generate monthly parent therapy notes for in-clinic clients. Assist with training and monitoring interns, students, (only for contractors interested in this assignment) Participate in client staffing, classroom team meetings, wheelchair clinics, and in hospital, doctor’s office, school, and medical equipment company visits when necessary. Recommend and create/pursue assistive devices or equipment for individual clients through purchase or loans for use at UCP and at home. Complete correspondence to community resources regarding client care (i.e. physicians, schools) as needed. Work with other community agencies as directed or needed.