Physical Therapist Assistant - Home Health

Company: Compassus ( Learn More )

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Job Description

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At Compassus, our mission is to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those whom they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.Compassus also provides palliative care to improve quality of life for patients and families who may also be seeking aggressive treatment for their serious illness. Compassus palliative care services can offer relief from symptoms and pain and a care plan based on your values and needs.


The Physical Therapist Asst. – Home Health is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Program, between the Program and other Company departments, and between the Program and all external stakeholders. The Physical Therapist Asst. – Home Health is responsible for providing medically prescribed, goal oriented therapy in accordance with the Physician Plan of Care, company policies and professional Standards of Practice.PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Implements treatment goals, plans and programs identified by the Physical Therapist.
  • Documents the care and submits paperwork in an accurate and timely manner to update and maintain the client medical record
  • Under the direction of the Physical Therapist, provides therapeutic treatments and evaluation of equipment needs as applicable.
  • Assists the Physical Therapist to plan for discharge as appropriate.
  • May participate in agency quality improvement programs.
  • Ensures the growth and profitability of the company through the responsible use of company resources and educating the community to our services.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled interdisciplinary team meeting to coordinate the care of the client & family, exchange information & problem solve & receive staff support and education.
  • Applies the policies & procedures of the agency and the rules and regulations of State and Federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies in providing care
  • Under the direction of the PT, provide skilled therapeutic interventions designed to meet the patient’s need for: functional skills training, pain reduction, strengthening exercises, balance and coordination exercises, posture training, prosthetic training, cardiovascular rehab, instruct on home safety and instruct the patient/family on exercise programs
  • Is able to utilize moist hear, portable whirlpool, paraffin baths, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulator, goniometer, assistive device for gait training, gait belt and any other commonly used devices or equipment in home setting.
  • Accepts other assignments deemed appropriate.
  • Participates in agency quality improvement programs when requested.
  • Adheres to established company policies.
  • KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong oral and verbal and interpersonal communications are needed.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Education and/or Experience

    Currently licensed in state of practice.  Minimum one year experience in a home health setting.

    Other Qualifications

    Ability to successfully complete competency evaluation program.  This includes a written and a skills evaluation. Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends. High integrity, including maintenance of confidential information such as patient records.  Must be able to travel.

    Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

    Valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance. Valid Physical Therapist Assistant License in state of practice.

    Other Skills and Abilities

    Must be able to tend the geriatric and the terminally ill.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the colleague is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The colleague is frequently required to walk. The colleague is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The colleague must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 50 or more pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    There will be possible exposure to infectious diseases. Circumstances can be unpredictable and high stress.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  Frequent driving is required.Join our Talent Network at the link below to stay up to date on our current openings.

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