Physical Therapist Assistant
Sign on Bonus:
Director of Rehabilitation and Physical Therapist
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Associates Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program.
- Current licensure as Physical Therapist Assistant in practicing state(s)
- Assume responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development to maintain current licensure and certification.
- Provide physical therapy services to residents in accordance with established standards of practice, Company procedures, Therapy Department procedures and productivity standards under the direction of the Physical Therapist.
- Adhere to Company procedures regarding documentation and billing of physical therapy services.
- Demonstrate sound judgment in the implementation and follow-up of resident therapy programs.
- Assist the Physical Therapist in the evaluation of residents as directed.
- Assist the Physical Therapist with the development of treatment plans as directed.
- Establish individual resident therapy schedules in cooperation with the Physical Therapist and other team members.
- Conduct treatment according to the established treatment plan.
- Assist in the selection of physical therapy techniques/ media, the sequence of activities, and adaptation of techniques/ media based on resident’s response to intervention in conjunction with the Physical Therapist.
- Monitor resident’s response to intervention and discuss adaptation of treatment with the Physical Therapist to attain goals in accordance with established plan of care and physician orders.
- Participate in resident, family/ responsible party and staff education by instructing on physical therapy procedures, strategies, recommendations and/ or program to enhance carry over outside of therapy sessions and in preparation for discontinuation of therapy services.
- Confer formally and informally with other team members in coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the resident.
- Participate in discharge planning.
- Supervise Rehabilitation Aides, Physical Therapy Aides, students and volunteers as directed and within state practice guidelines.
- Provide education to the rehabilitation department, facility staff and community as directed.
- Report to work on time and coordinate schedule to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency during assigned shift.
- Assist with and participates in Quality Assurance Program as required.
- Attend and participate in scheduled training, educational classes and meetings required or requested for position.
- Adhere to high standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene and dress code.
- Adhere to all policies of company, including job description, certification requirements, mission statement, HIPAA, confidentiality standards and resident rights.
- Maintain a current knowledge of law and regulations regarding rehabilitative services and consults with supervisor to ensure that all employment actions are in compliance with applicable regulations.
- Ensure a safe environment and utilizes tools and equipment in a safe manner complying with all infection control, universal precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
- Report all hazardous conditions including incidents, injuries and equipment to Supervisor/ appropriate personnel immediately.
- Responds to and acts appropriately in emergency or disaster situations.
- Adapt to changes in responsibilities in a positive manner, is receptive to new ways of completing tasks and is flexible in carrying out assignments.
- Communicate and interact professionally and effectively with residents and coworkers ensuring a cooperative environment while maintaining self-control.
- Communicate and interact professionally and respectfully with family members in attending to and meeting their requests.
- Perform all other duties as assigned and as required to effectively discharge the responsibilities of the position and are in the best interests of the organization.
- Must be able to constantly operate computer and other office productivity machinery (phone, printer, copier, etc.)
- Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
- Ability to look at a computer monitor for extended periods of time.
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Must be able to walk throughout facility and department, tolerate constant/ repetitive standing, traverse stairs, stoop, bend, squat, kneel and reach when performing daily work.
- Travel: As needed.
- Maintain predictable attendance