Physical Therapist Assistant - Home Health

Company: Wesley Home Care ( Learn More )

General Information
US-MS-Hattiesburg
N/A
2 Year Degree
Part-Time
At least 1 year(s)
Not Specified
False
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Job Description Unique Opportunity for a Physical Therapy Assistant with a Home Health Leader -
Become A Senior Advocate! 

Wesley Home Care - Hattiesburg is an exciting joint venture with Almost Family, a leading provider of home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services. Our Senior Advocacy Mission raises the bar with programs designed to achieve better outcomes for our patients. For over 30 years, we have developed a culture that fosters innovation, clinical excellence, and integrity.

Summary: The physical therapy assistant contracted or employed through the Agency provides home physical therapy services, with accompanying clinical documentation and follow-up, under the direction of the physical therapist and according to the physician's plan of care. Responsibilities:• Provides direct physical therapy according to directions of physical therapist and in accordance with the physician's plan of care.
• Treats patient to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance.
• Directs and aids patients in active and passive therapeutic exercises, muscle reeducation, gait and functional training, transfer activities and prosthetic training.
• Utilizes physical agents, including, but not be limited to heat, cold, water, light, electricity, ultrasound and massage.
• Observes and reports to the physical therapist and the Agency personnel the patient's reaction to treatment and any changes in patient's condition.
• Instructs patients in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, and prosthetic or orthotic devices.
• Maintains necessary records; clinical notes and conference notes, which will be incorporated into the patient's clinical record in prescribed time frames.
• Should be good steward of all agency financial resources, including but not limited to arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services needed.
• Performs duties in accordance of and under the direction/supervision as defined by the Agency's organizational chart.
• Follows agency policies and procedures. Maintains confidentiality of patients and agency information.
• Participates in appropriate team conferences, staff meetings, in-service and committees with physicians and agency staff to ensure continuity of care.
• Completes and submits all documentation, including clinical and progress notes in a timely manner according to agency policy.
• Attends in-service and education as required.
• Adheres to Federal/ State guidelines rules regulations, statutes and law.
• Follows the Code of Conduct policy.
• Complies with corporate and departmental policies and procedures.  Requirements:
Licenses/Certifications:
•Current licensure in state and CPR certification.
•Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
•Active/current agency health requirements.

Education/Experience:
Education: Graduate of an accredited physical therapy assistant program with either an Associate's degree in science or applied science that is approved by American Physical Therapy Association, Inc.
Experience: Minimum of one (1) or more years' experience in acute care facility, skilled nursing facility or in home healthcare preferred.

Benefits:

Almost Family, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefits package that helps safe guard your health and well- being, and provides savings options for you and your family. We offer the following benefits to full time employees:
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Life and Accidental Death Insurance
• Voluntary Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical & Dependent Care)
• Paid vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
• 401-k Retirement Plan

If you have a passion for seniors, a special place awaits you on our Senior Advocacy Team!


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