Sparrow Health System

Title: Physical Therapist

Employment Type: Direct Hire, Benefit Eligible and employer matching 401(k)

Office Location: 3315 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912

Territory: Greater Lansing Area

Sparrow Home Care is a non-profit, certified home care agency serving the Mid-Michigan region including residents of Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Ionia, and surrounding counties since 1984. As the leading home care organization in Mid-Michigan, we work with you to find your best healthcare options and provide an uninterrupted continuum of care as you transition back to your daily life.

General Purpose of Job:  

  • Provides direct physical therapy services for department patients. Serves as a consultant to other professionals involved in patient care
  • When nursing not ordered by physician, able to complete initial assessment including medication reconciliation, and set up the patient’s plan of care based on collaboration with physician.
  • Provides physical therapy evaluations and treatment services to patients as prescribed by the physician.
  • Develops a treatment plan delineating long and short-term goals based on the results of the evaluation.  Interprets to the patient and family the evaluations results, the goals and methods of treatment, and the expected results of treatment; involves the patient and family in goal setting.
  • Teaches appropriate procedures and supportive activities to patients and caregivers; interprets to the patient and family the evaluation results, the method of treatment, and the anticipated results of the treatment consistent with the care prescribed by the physician; teaches appropriate procedures, safety practices, and supportive activities to patient and family members; helps the family to accept responsibility for providing care.
  • Recommends addition or modifications of equipment, appliances, and the physical environment of the patient’s home.
  • Confers periodically with attending physicians regarding their patient’s progress, the physical and emotional conditions and reactions to treatment, and social and physical factors in the environment that affect patient care.
  • Provides families with information, support, and encouragement to motivate them to participate actively in rehabilitation process.
  • Maintains necessary records, assessments, progress notes, and clinical conference notes on a timely basis for incorporation into patient’s clinical records.
  • Coordinates physical therapy services with the interdisciplinary term; consults with the other professionals as necessary provides advisory and consultation services to other staff.
  • Demonstrated rehabilitation procedures and supportive activities on selected patients to other treatment team members responsible for follow up services.
  • Instructs and supervises PTA’s in the provision of care for patients after initial evaluations per insurance guidelines and agency policy.
  • Instructs HHA staff in home exercise program where appropriate and conducts HHA supervisory visits when RN services are not / no longer involved.     
  • Maintains professional standards, compliance with State, Federal (CMS conditions of participation) and Joint Commission regulations, and infection control protocol by participating in in-services, staff meetings, process improvement teams, continuing education seminars when available, and adhering to the SHC expectations – standards of care guidelines.   

Specialized Knowledge & Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to apply therapeutic principles and formulate effective care plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to enter/exit patient homes that may/may not be handicap accessible.
  • Demonstrates ability to use a keyboard as may be required to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with patients, families, physicians, and interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to assemble and document data in proper format.


  • Minimum of two years of acute care experience, out patient setting or Home Care experience (recent experience in home care setting preferred)
  • Doctorate, Masters or Bachelor of Science degree, graduation from an accredited school of Physical Therapy
  • Current Physical Therapy license in State of Michigan
  • Valid Driver’s license and automobile insurance.
  • Active American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Certification upon hire.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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