Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Lorian Health - Anaheim, CA (30+ days ago)4.3


Lorian Health is an established home health agency seeking energetic members to join our team of skilled professionals.

Lorian has an immediate need for a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) : to provide optimum therapy care to our patients in Orange County.

Job Summary :
The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a qualified professional which assists the Physical Therapist to implement physician-ordered rehabilitative therapies for mobility, transferring, strength and activity tolerance, pain control and range of motion according the Plan of Care (POC).

Responsibilities :
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Provides treatment as ordered by the attending physician and under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.

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Consults with Physical Therapist before any change in treatment.

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Educates and instructs patients and family members in home programs for balance and gait training.

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Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and accept therapeutic devices by administering manual exercises; instructs, encourages and assists patients in performing physical activities such as daily living activities and using supportive devises such as a wheelchair, walker or cane.

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Observes, records and reports information on the patient’s condition to the attending physician, supervising Physical Therapist, case manager, and in the patient’s health record.

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Evaluates the home environment and making appropriate recommendations.

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Participates in in-service education programs and monthly clinical meetings.

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Completes, maintains, and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patients/clients condition and care given in accordance with LORIAN policies and procedures.

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Understands and adheres to established LORIAN policies and procedures.

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Maintains confidential patient records in accordance with privacy and security standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other applicable state laws.

Required Education and Experience :
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Graduated from a physical therapist assistant curriculum approved by the Commission on Accreditation in the Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

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Licensed/registered to practice as a PTA in the state of practice.

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One (1) year of experience as a PTA after obtaining licensure.

Additional Qualifications :
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Possesses and maintains current CPR certification. (BLS required).

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Possess and maintains an automobile that is insured in accordance with LORIAN requirements.

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Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given in the patients’ electronic medical record.

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Ability to work with adults (18 years and older), demonstrating tact and patience.

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Is self-directing and has the ability to work with little direct supervision.

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Is flexible and cooperative in fulfilling the role obligations.

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Must be able to verbally communicate in the language of the client, or be able to use translation services provided by LORIAN, and document all client related activity practices.

Physical Requirements :
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Is able to present a pre-employment physical which states they are free from health conditions which would interfere with the employee’s ability to perform assigned duties, is free from signs or symptoms of infectious disease and is signed by the person who performed the assessment. A similar physical is required annually thereafter.

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Is able to pass a pre-employment Protein Purified Derivative (PPD) tuberculin skin test and annually thereafter. If unable to pass PPD testing or have history of positive PPD testing, a Chest X-ray will be required of a new employee and every five (5) year thereafter.

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Maybe subjected to prolonged standing or sitting.

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Able to lift, position, or transfer patients as needed.

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Considerable amount of reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling or crouching.

Work Environment :
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Maybe exposed to viruses, diseases, infections, or unhealthy environments within the patients’ home.

Equipment Used :
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Smartphone/Tablet

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Motor Vehicle

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

EOE