Suburban Home Health

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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Job ID 
2017-3830
Shift 
8a-4p
Department 
Suburban Home Health
Position Type 
Full Time

More information about this job

Overview

Suburban Home Health is a jointly owned venture between Riverview Health, Hancock Health and Witham Health. We are an expanding agency with exciting and new career opportunities. At Suburban Home Health we consider our people to be our most important asset. It is our hope that our associates will fulfill their personal and professional goals with Suburban and that they will dedicate their skills and talents to meeting the needs of our patients, our community, and to the success of the agency. Our “Patient’s First” culture encourages active participation in the delivery of excellent patient care and values our associates as professionals.

We are currently seeking a Physical Therapy Assistant to join our team.

Responsibilities

The physical therapist assistant (PTA) is responsible for the treatment of home health patients as well as the modification of that treatment based on patient reactions/progress in consultation with the supervising physical therapist.

The PTA provides direct patient care for adult and/or geriatric patients in the home setting. Carries out a rehabilitation program, including treatment and documentation, within the parameters prescribed by the supervising physical therapist. Performs appropriate standardized diagnostic musculoskeletal, neurological and functional skills tests and provides that information to the supervising physical therapist. Documents each day of treatment in the patient record in a timely manner. Instructs and assists patients in the performance of therapeutic exercise, gait training and activities of daily living and provides education in proper posture/ body mechanics to promote prevention of injury and maximize therapeutic outcomes. Educates patients concerning how to maximize quality of life within the limits of their physical capabilities and family members concerning how to best assist patients in the rehabilitation process. Remains abreast of therapeutic techniques and trends in Physical Therapy/health care. Conducts interactions with patients, family members and other associates in a manner consistent with the intent of the agency’s mission, vision, and values. Assists in maintaining a safe working environment throughout the facility.

Qualifications

- Must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant program and holder of a current permanent or temporary license from the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.
- Ability to communicate with patients, family members and other associates.
- Must adhere to established organizational and departmental policies and safety guidelines.
- Possess problem solving abilities, excellent customer service skills and Patient First characteristics.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and technical skill necessary for providing competent, comprehensive patient care as well as display behavior which promotes good relations to patients, their family members and co-workers.
- Ability to communicate and comprehend the English language and possess keyboarding skills for computer documentation.
- CPR certification or willingness to gain CPR certification required.
- Must possess attention to detail skills.
- Ability to prioritize work using fundamental time management skills.
- Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to foster a team environment.
- Working knowledge of the healthcare system work environment and the role of the physical therapist assistant in the “health care team” required.
- Ability to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

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