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Job Title:  Physical Therapy Assistant per diem
Job Ref No:  2017-1826
Location:  Florida
City:  Temple Terrace
Job Description:  Overview


The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) performs visits as ordered under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist. Responsible for the following: the home health patient physical therapy Plan of Care (POC) as established by the Physical Therapist (PT) and the Physician's orders. Coordinates care with Physical Therapist and other disciplines promoting the team approach and continuity of care. Delivers high quality professional physical therapy and education, and performs therapy skills with a high degree of proficiency. Notifies the Physical Therapist and pertinent others of changes in condition or the need for reassessment of the Plan of Care to meet patient's needs. Completes documentation according to Company Policy and Regulatory guidelines.

  • Graduate of a Physical Therapy Assistant school approved by the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Minimum of one (1) year of clinical Physical Therapy Assistant performance in an acute or Rehab setting Preferred: Two (2) years of Home Health Physical Therapy Assistant experience
  • Current PTA licensure within the state of FL
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Mobile Driver - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance per Company policy
  • Able to travel and have reliable transportation to meet visit schedule
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of patients
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English (written and verbal)
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse people
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Ability to physically access any home (i.e., navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning) in any area Company serves
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation Competencies:

  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position. Responsibilities of all employees:

    • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
    • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
    • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
    • Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
    • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
    • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
    • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
    • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
    • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
    • Advance electronic media skills.
    • Support Company research and educational activities.
    • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position. Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides physical therapy treatment and interventions to program patients based on POC established by Physical Therapist (PT) and under the supervision of the PT.
  • Provides training, guidance, and supervision to program staff and patients/family members regarding therapy.
  • Recommends therapeutic exercises to PT.
  • Participates actively in the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) by providing clinical expertise in team planning, problem solving, and processes.
  • Fulfills all administrative requirements including, but not limited to, collaboration with other Therapists, attendance at team and staff meetings, and recording and tracking of physical therapy durable medical equipment (DME).
  • Assists with developing an initial treatment program based on the Physical Therapist's initial evaluation and treats accordingly as approved by Physical Therapist,
  • Responsible for reporting on the condition of the patient to the appropriate supervisor
  • Records and signs treatments in patient's medical record; records, signs, and dates clinical documentation.
  • Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge and permitted by Chapter's policies and procedures and other local, state and federal guidelines
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

Employer:  Chapters Health System.

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