Physical Therapist Assistant PRN

Reliant Rehabilitation - Delmar, DE3.0

Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $77,000 a year
Company Overview:
Reliant Rehabilitation is a leading provider of rehabilitation management services - providing programs to Acute Care Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Subacute Facilities, LTACHs, Rehab Hospitals, and CCRCs across the United States. We have a proven track record as a results-oriented partner and are looking for motivated and talented candidates to join our team.

Reliant Rehabilitation believes that the most important differentiating quality of outstanding organizations is the set of values that inspires, unites and sustains them. Values are constant and enduring, and precede and underlie business plans, policies, procedures, practices, performance and outcomes. The company's values are:

We are committed to the highest level of standards and integrity
We will profit in direct proportion to our ability to effectively meet the needs of our customers.
We strive to create an environment of mutual respect and teamwork.
We are committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions to their needs.
At Reliant Rehabilitation we are committed to adhering with the laws and regulations that govern the provision of healthcare services. The Company’s success depends on our ability to monitor our compliance with applicable Federal and State statutes and to prevent waste and abuse. Reliant Rehabilitation is nationally recognized by our successful patient outcomes, compliance with laws and regulations and success rates with medical review. This accomplishment is accredited to our ability to develop and implement training for our team so they can strive to “Make a Difference Where it Counts”.

Reliant has adopted a compliance program called, “Do the Right Thing”. Our program is designed to ensure that we provide each team member with the necessary tools in all aspects of the ever-changing federal, state and local rules and guidelines related to billing, supervision, patient rights and specific policy and procedures that impact our business. This provides all team members with the same opportunity for excellence in our effort to adhere to laws and regulations that govern payment for our services.

Job Summary:
To assist in providing quality patient care while maintaining positive levels of interaction with facilities and clients, under the direction of a licensed or registered physical therapist. Adheres to applicable state regulation concerning physical therapy.

Essential Functions:
Under the direction of the licensed or registered physical therapist, optimizes functional abilities and skills of patients in facilities by: assisting in screening and initial evaluation of all patients; implementing treatment for all assigned patients; delivering treatment according to the established treatment plan; accurately documenting progress toward objectives and communicating patient status and needs to the patient, the patient’s family, the staff and other professionals.
Provides direct supervision Rehab Aide in skilled tasks during group and individual treatment in a manner that promotes appropriate utilization of resources and development of clinical skills in accordance with State Practice Acts and Reliant Pro Rehab, LLC policy.
Builds a strong rehabilitation care practice within each facility by: establishing and maintaining courteous and helpful interaction patterns with staff, patients and families which reflects sensitivity to individual needs and a problems solving approach; contributing to facility patient care, utilization review, administrative staff/department head, and family conference activities/communications as directed by the physical therapist; establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other health care professionals and colleagues in the community; maintaining awareness of change in patient populations, patient conditions and programs and keeping the licensed or registered physical therapist informed directly and in a timely manner, of patient progress and facility issues; adhering to the requirements of the Patient’s Bill of Rights; adhering to established facility policies and procedures related to environmental safety, orderliness, risk management, infection control and emergency situations.
Enhancing clinical expertise, professional and management skills through interaction with managers, therapists and other professional staff, self-study, and other continuing education activities. Maintaining valid state license (where appropriate); obtain membership and participate in professional organizations; maintain awareness of issues related to the profession of physical therapy and the health care environment.
Understand managed care/Prospective Payment System (PPS) billing and treatment guidelines. Provide quality care as well as reasonable goals and outcomes within the guidelines.
Compliant with infection control procedures and environmental safety protocol within a facility.
Maintain confidentiality of Reliant Pro Rehab, LLC, facility and patient information.

Team Player.
Communication skills for accurate, concise, and organized oral and written presentations of information to patients and staff.
Listening, reading and comprehension skills for analyzing reports, charts and correspondence.
Effective clinical problem solving skills (e.g. identify and prioritize issues in responsive manner, develop sound and innovative action plans, execute action plans on a timely basis, ensure appropriate results, etc.)

Required credentials:
Graduate of an APTA accredited school for Physical Therapist Assistants.
Valid state license (where appropriate).

Travel between facilities during scheduled hours.
Work varying hours, including weekends and holidays.
Performs all other duties as assigned by Rehabilitation Director.
Attendance at all Reliant Pro Rehab, LLC staff meetings is mandatory.
Patient lifting using appropriate biomechanical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting (50) pounds of dead weight alone.
To walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a work day/shift.
Visual, auditory and speaking skills sufficient to evaluate, diagnose, communicate, and monitor patient needs, and to maintain accurate records, recognize people and provide and understand written, verbal and gestural communications.
Fine motor skills for legible and accurate writing and key stroking for charting, scheduling, daily correspondence, and reports.
Fine motor skills for handling of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
Sustain activity for multiple consecutive hours in accordance with state labor laws.