Therapist

Home Health Physical Therapist

Provide skilled therapy intervention and treatment to patients in a home setting. Including, appropriate utilization of treatment plans and assessment skills. Monitor carefully the patient status and progress toward goals as well as compliance with physician’s orders. Responsible for educating patients and caregivers while preparing the patient/caregiver for discharge as appropriate.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements :

  • A person who is licensed, by the State of VA, and

(1) Graduated after successful completion of a Physical Therapist education program approved by one of the following:

  • The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).Successor organizations of CAPTE.
  • An education program outside the United States determined to be substantially equivalent to Physical Therapist entry-level education in the United States by a credentials evaluation organization approved by the American Physical Therapy Association or an organization identified in 8 CFR 212.15(e) as it relates to Physical Therapists; and * Passed an examination for Physical Therapists approved by the State in which physical therapy services are provided.
  • On or before December 31, 2009—
  • Graduated after successful completion of a physical therapy curriculum approved by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE); or
  • Meets both of the following:
  • Graduated after successful completion of an education program determined to be substantially equivalent to Physical Therapist entry level education in the United States by a credentials evaluation organization approved by the American Physical Therapy Association or identified in 8 CFR 212.15(e) as it relates to Physical Therapists.
  • Passed an examination for Physical Therapists approved by the State in which physical therapy services are provided.

Before January 1, 2008—

  • Graduated from a physical therapy curriculum approved by one of the following:
  • The American Physical Therapy Association.
  • The Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association.
  • The Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • On or before December 31, 1977 was licensed or qualified as a Physical Therapist and meets both of the following:
  • Has 2 years of appropriate experience as a Physical Therapist.

(2) Has achieved a satisfactory grade on a proficiency examination conducted, approved, or sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service.

Before January 1, 1966—

  • Was admitted to membership by the American Physical Therapy Association;
    or
  • Was admitted to registration by the American Registry of Physical Therapists;
  • or
  • Has graduated from a physical therapy curriculum in a 4-year college or university approved by a State department of education.

Required experience:

  • Home Health: 1 year
  • Physical Therapy: 1 year