York, PA | Rehabilitation Services | Tracking Code: 85048

Physical Therapist Assistant I - Home Health York

Amanda Everett
Amanda Everett
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, performs treatments and provides exercise instruction, demonstration and education for patients at an entry to intermediate skill level.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Carries out a program of exercise and treatment for assigned patients, as determined by evaluation performed by the Physical Therapist.
  2. Assists the Physical Therapist during patient testing, evaluations and complex procedures according to the rules and regulations of the APTA and PPTA.
  3. Coordinates physical therapy activities in collaboration with the other members of the interdisciplinary team to facilitate achievement of established goals.
  4. Ensures compliance with regulations set forth by the regulatory agencies and state governing bodies.
  5. Conducts or participates in training medical and nursing personnel in physical therapy techniques and objectives.
  6. Utilizes safe patient handling techniques for all patient transfers, lifts and positioning.
  7. Complies with PA practice act related to communication with supervising Physical Therapist.
 

NonEssential Accountabilities:

  1. Maintains and cares for equipment and supplies.
  2. Appropriately documents maintenance and repairs.
  3. Attends meetings as required.
  4. Performs other related duties as identified.
 

Common Expectations:

  1. 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).
  2. Maintains patient record, as required by profession, with accurate documentation to support medical necessity and functional ability.
  3. Ensures the process design of established policies/procedures, objectives, quality management, safety, environment and infection control standards are utilized consistently.
  4. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
  5. Collaborates with other team members to create a culture of patient centeredness and clinical excellence.
  6. Acts as a role model in Red Rules compliance with a focus on hand hygiene and patient identifiers.
  7. Utilizes SBAR as a standard method of communication in all aspects of patient care.
  8. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Education:
    • Associate's Degree
  • Required Courses:
    • Graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant program
  • Required Certification:
    • Certified Physical Therapist Assistant
    • BLS certification
  • Minimum Experience Required:
    • Up to 6 months+

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