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Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant PTA Full Time

Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Location: Port Richey
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position OverviewA Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) administers physical therapy to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Physical Therapist (PT). The PT will supervise the PTA in the performance of provision of treatments, patient education, communication with the PT, and data collection regarding the patient's status and health needs as delegated by the PT.Full Time Visits needed for North West Paco county (New Port Richey to Spring Hill)Essential Job Functions:

  • -Provides direct physical therapy according to directions of physical therapist and in accordance with the physician's plan of care.
  • Communicates with and regularly updates the patient and/or caregiver regarding the plan of care.
  • Provides skilled therapy services, treatments and procedures as appropriate for the patient's care and safety.
  • Reports observations of the patient's condition to the designated supervisor(s), and/or the patient's physician, as appropriate.
  • Treats clients to relieve pain and/or develop or restore function to maintain maximum performance.
  • Provides skilled teaching to the patients, family members, and caregivers regarding the safe use of prosthetic, orthotic and assistive devices (i.e., canes, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.)
  • Educates patients and caregivers in carry over regarding issues concerning rehabilitation and adaptation techniques needed for recovery.
  • Collaborates with other service disciplines to discuss the patient plan of care.
  • Plans for client's discharge, prepares discharge instructions, and communicates discharge plan with patients, family members, and caregivers.
  • Participates in in-service programs.
  • Reacts to change productively and performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned.
  • Complies with ethical and professional standards of conduct as set forth by the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Ensures confidentiality of patient records/information. Observes, records, and reports (1) signs and symptoms; (2) reactions to treatments and medications; and (3) any change in the patient's physical or emotional condition to the patient's physician and to the RN on the case if applicable, on a timely basis.
  • Records clinical and progress notes at the time of the visit to ensure continuity of qualitative patient care on a timely basis.
  • Completes daily report and any required documentation in a timely fashion to ensure agency operating schedules.
  • Maintains consistent attendance.
  • Submits all credentials in a timely manner. Requirements:
    • Graduation from a Physical Therapist Assistant education program from an accredited university/program.
      • Current, unrestricted state license as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the state of practice
      • Valid CPRPreferred:
        • Strong organization and communication skills
        • Attention to detail
        • Time management
        • Proven relationship-builder
        • Experience in Home Health Therapy and completion of OASIS documentationHHHAs an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.Notice for Job Applicants Residing in California

Keywords: Aveanna Healthcare, Brandon , Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant PTA Full Time, Healthcare , Port Richey, Florida

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