Physical Therapist Assistant - Home Health (York County) - Day/Evening

VNA Home Health Services, York, PA | Clinical Care | Therapy and Rehab | FTE: 1 | Regular | Tracking Code: 109389

General Summary

Performs treatments and provides exercise instruction, demonstration and education for patients at an intermediate to advanced skills level.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:
  • Carries out a program of exercise and treatment for assigned patients, as determined by evaluation performed by the Physical Therapist.
  • Assists the Physical Therapist during patient testing, evaluations and complex procedures according to the rules and regulations of the APTA and PPTA.
  • Coordinates physical therapy activities in collaboration with the other members of the interdisciplinary team to facilitate achievement of established goals.
  • Ensures compliance with regulations set forth by the regulatory agencies and state governing bodies.
  • Conducts or participates in training medical and nursing personnel in physical therapy techniques and objectives.
  • Utilizes safe patient handling techniques for all patient transfers, lifts and positioning.
  • Complies with PA practice act related to communication with supervising Physical Therapist.
  • Participates in mentoring of fellow staff and students as defined by clinical ladder.
  • Performs additional administrative duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, orientation, competency training, participation in peer/performance reviews and in-services.
  • Assists leadership team in program development and performance improvement.
Common Expectations:
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  • Maintains patient record, as required by profession, with accurate documentation to support medical necessity and functional ability.
  • Ensures the process design of established policies/procedures, objectives, quality management, safety, environment and infection control standards are utilized consistently.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
  • Collaborates with other team members to create a culture of patient centeredness and clinical excellence.
  • Acts as a role model in Red Rules compliance with a focus on hand hygiene and patient identifiers.
  • Utilizes SBAR as a standard method of communication in all aspects of patient care.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
Required for All Jobs:
  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:
  • Standing - Occasionally
  • Walking - Occasionally
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (26 to 50 lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally
Working Environment:
  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure
Qualifications

Minimum Education:
  • Associates Degree Required
Work Experience:
  • 2 years Relevant experience. Required
Licenses:
  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant Upon Hire Required and
  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required
Driver's License Statement:

Must possess a valid driver's license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.

Courses and Training:
  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant program. Upon Hire Required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrates skills for program development/leadership.
Amanda Everett
Amanda Everett
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