Physical Therapy AssistantJob Location: Wallingford, CT Apply Via Application Submit Resume and Cover Letter
Physical Therapy Assistant - (001275)
Masonicare Health Center - Wallingford, CT
Per Diem - As Needed
Under the supervision of the Physical Therapist Manager or staff physical therapist, the PTA Physical Therapy Assistant implements specific treatment programs for resident/patients in a variety of settings including LTC, acute care and outpatient. Directs resident/patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance facilitates the learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity. Understands the mission of the organization and the department by recognizing the elderly we serve as unique persons requiring individual alternatives to maintain full lives in their later years by providing medical, spiritual and emotional care, encompassing quality, dignity, compassion and confidentiality for each individual.
PTA Physical Therapy Assistant - Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Implements individualized treatment programs for patients/residents with a variety of diagnoses and in multiple practice settings. Consults with physical therapist to modify treatment plans as appropriate to meets the age, needs and abilities of specific residents or patients in each unit.
2. Assists in discharge planning by monitoring appropriateness of the treatment plan to meet the needs of the resident/patient in each practice setting. Participates in meeting the discharge needs of residents/patients by ensuring appropriate ordering of equipment and arranging other post hospitalization/treatment needs. Implements and modifies the home program under the direction of the physical therapist.
3. Prepare legible, concise and organized written documentation that meets external regulatory requirements and department guidelines. Written documentation supports billing. Is proficient in use of computer as it relates to documentation, billing, e-mail and medical record review and any other areas related to patient care or regulatory requirements.
4. Demonstrates adequate organizational and time management skills to complete job duties within required time frames and according to established schedules and work flow requirements. Meets productivity standards as established by the department.
5. Maintains a harmonious working relationship with supervisor, department and colleagues. Demonstrates tact and diplomacy when interacting with residents/patients, staff, families and other healthcare providers and vendors. Actively participates in interdisciplinary patient care planning meetings/rounds, family meetings and departmental staff meetings.
6. Follows established departmental policies, procedures and objectives quality assessment and improvement programs and safety, environmental and infection control standards. Understand chemical(s) used in department under the “Right to Know” standards. Understand and follow “Universal Precautions” as it pertains to the department. Report all unsafe conditions to appropriate supervisor including change in resident/patient status, broken or malfunctioning equipment or anything that could be a potential threat or danger to a resident/patient, staff member of visitor.
7. Participates in professional development and continuing education on an ongoing basis including educational programs, review of current literature, workshops and department/facility in services with specific emphasis on enhancing knowledge related to working with adults and the geriatric populations.
8. Maintains flexibility in work schedule and work assignment to meet the needs of the department as directed. Actively participates in department and facility committees and task forces. Serves as a clinical instructor for physical therapy assistant students.
9. Performs other duties as required.
Associates Degree in PT.
1 year of experience with geriatric patients in a hospital or LTC setting.
Current CT licensure as a physical therapy assistant (PTA)
Physical Therapy Assistant