Physical Therapist

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Physical Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Connect Home-Fargo


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


The physical therapist employed through Home Care & Hospice is responsible for providing physical therapy services and for adherence to all conditions outlined in all policies and procedures.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Provides physical therapy services to patients according to a written physician's plan of care. This may include, but will not be limited to:
    1. Assessing and evaluating therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status, and participation in the development of the total plan of care. Evaluates home environment.
    2. Assesses for muscle strength, mobility, gait, ROM—potential for rehab.
    3. Directing physical therapy treatment.
    4. Instructing patients and families/caregivers in the use and care of therapeutic appliances.
    5. Determining priority needs for physical therapy
    6. Reporting to physician patient’s reaction to treatment or changes in condition.
  2. Initiates physical therapy program and instructs other personnel and/or family/caregiver members in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with a patient, as well as instructing them as to the goals of the physical therapy program for the patient by participating in case conferences.
  3. May train patient in the use of prosthetic device.
  4. Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers as necessary.
  5. Prepares and submits clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment of goals.
  6. Participates in discharge planning for patient.
  7. Prepares and submits a clinical progress summary based on the attainment of goals as directed by Organization policy.
  8. Provides physical therapy consultation to home families/caregivers when indicated.
  9. Provides in-service education programs for nursing organization personnel as needed.
  10. Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants according to organization policy and state regulations.
  11. When therapy is the only skilled service, instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care every two (2) weeks.

Non-essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Participates in peer consultation process
  2. Other duties as assigned by management



Possesses a degree from a baccalaureate, Masters or Doctorate program in physical therapy approved by an accredited organization.

Licensed to practice as physical therapist within the State of service (MN, ND, &/or SD).

Two years of appropriate experience as a physical therapist

Possesses and maintains current CPR certification

Current ND Driver’s license



Community/home health experience 



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