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Physical Therapist Assistant - Great benefits

Company: Interim HealthCare
Location: Severn
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

General Purpose:Provides services for the purpose of treating impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function under the direction and supervision of a qualified physical therapist, and in accordance with accepted standards of professional practice, applicable law and regulation, as well as established organization policies and procedures.Essential Functions:

  • Acts at the direction and under the supervision of the treating physical therapist and in accordance with the plan of care.
  • Assists the treating physical therapist in documenting a patient's progress and response to treatment.
  • Prepares timely, legible, relevant and sufficient documentation - whether written or electronic - of all patient care provided, as well as the patient's response to treatment and progress toward goals in accordance with professional standards of practice, policy and procedures, and payor requirements.
  • Participates in educating the patient and the family, and other caregivers to promote patient progress toward mutually established goals.
  • Participates in in-service training, as requested.
  • Actively communicates with the supervising physical therapist, as well as other members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team providing care to the patient in order to promote coordination of care.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned. -
  • Has access, use and ability to disclose personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities and as defined by each organization.Licensure, Minimum Education & Experience Requirements: -
    • Licensed, registered or certified as a physical therapist assistant (PTA) by the state(s) in which he or she will provide services, as applicable per the state requirements.
    • Graduate of 2 year college-level program approved by the APTA or CAPTE.
    • One (1) year of Physical Therapist Assistant experience and/or as defined by the contracting employer.
    • Provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) includes driving own vehicle to transport patient per organization-specific policy. -For Organizations That Must Meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation:
      • Additional education requirements apply as per Addendum A of this job description.
      • A physical therapist assistant must meet 1 of 3 options for qualification to provide services on behalf of an organization that must meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation. -Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
        • Able to read and interpret technical instructions related to the care of the patient.
        • Able to provide proof of current CPR certification, per organization-specific policy. -
        • Able to prioritize multiple functions or tasks to effectively manage multiple changes based on patient needs and scheduling.
        • Meets the applicable health requirements to provide patient care per applicable law or regulation. -Working Conditions & Physical Effort: -
          • Work is normally performed in a hospital, outpatient facility, residence, aggregate living facility, school or occupational setting.
          • Work environment involves occasional exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g. face masks, goggles, latex or non-latex gloves).
          • Able to spend varying amounts of time sitting, standing and walking. -
          • Able to stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely. -
          • Able to lift, reposition, and transfer patients.
          • Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of palm, i.e. manipulate pen, knobs or objects. -
          • Visual acuity, dexterity and hearing to perform required skills. -
          • Sufficient endurance to perform the required physical and mental tasks over long periods of time. -
          • Ability to work flexible schedule and/or evening hours as needed.
          • Work requires the ability to visually and aurally observe and assess the patient.
          • Work requires the ability to work flexible schedule and/or evening hours, as needed.
          • Heavy physical activity that may require lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling over 50 lbs., and - physically stretching, bending, stooping, twisting, standing, sitting, walking, reaching and climbing stairs.
          • Travel within geographic area serviced by office if applicable. -
          • Able to travel locally from assignment to assignment, if applicable.

Keywords: Interim HealthCare, Severn , Physical Therapist Assistant - Great benefits, Other , Severn, Maryland

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