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Physical Therapy Assistant - Home Health  

Category Therapy  
Position Requirements

As a Physical Therapist Assistant, you will:

  • Provide therapy services consistent with the patient's Plan of Treatment.
  • Observe patient during treatment, compile data and report patient's progress.
  • Act as a liaison and maintain contact with patients, Physical Therapist and Clinical Team to ensure effective care coordination.
  • Provide hands-on care and education of the patient.
  • Works with other highly skilled clinicians through a multi or interdisciplinary team approach

Job Responsibilities:

  • Travels to patient homes and provides physical therapy care and patient assessment duties.
  • Implements treatment plan.
  • Conducts treatments for exercise, posture correction, etc.
  • Observes, records, and reports the patient’s reaction to treatment and changes in condition.
  • Instructs patients, family members of patients and other health personnel in the use of equipment, or phases of therapy with which they may work with patient
  • Ensures for appropriate discussion of patients and required completion of documentation.
  • Coordinates discharge plan decisions and the final assessment with the Physical Therapist.
  • Coordinates on-going care with Physical therapist, the RN Case Managers and other clinical staff to ensure coordination of care. Reports any concerns or issues.
  • Identifies any barriers to achievement of identified goals/outcomes and works in collaboration with the RN Case Manager and other patient care team members to assure coordination of care is provided to attain desired outcome.
  • Communicates significant changes in patient condition.
  • Documents plan, notes, requirements per regulations in timely manner and accurate.
  • Follows-up with RN or Director of nursing to ensure notification and documentation of missed visits is provided in accordance with proper procedures in a timely manner.
  • Completes and submits timesheets or time logs to supervisor on a timely basis which accurately document hours, mileage, travel and other time worke
  • Cleans and maintains therapy equipment ensuring that equipment is in safe and proper working order.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

Qualifications

• Degree from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program (approved by the APTA)

• A minimum of six months physical therapist assistant experience preferred

• Home Health experience a plus

• Current and unrestricted PTA licensure

• Current CPR certification

• Good organizational and communication skills

 
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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