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Physical Therapist Assistant ( PTA )

Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for a new clinical role with a highly skilled team of nurses and therapists? Searching for a better work / life balance? Tired of documenting after hours? Do you want to spend more time with your patients? We have a new and exciting program that allows you to utilize your clinical skills and provide care to your patients without extraneous documentation. Want to learn more? Apply today.AW Health Care is a St. Louis based, independently operated, women-owned enterprise. We recently celebrated 20th anniversary in the home health industry. AW is a rapidly growing home health agency, with an innovative approach to patient centered care. Our team consists of over 400 employees serving over 1500 patients in Missouri and Illinois.Job Summary:A Physical Therapy 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 Physical Therapist (PT).Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Responsibilities:The PTA Understands and adheres to established Agency policies and procedures.Provides physician prescribed physical therapy under a plan of care established by the PT.Improves or minimizes residual physical disabilities of the patient.Returns the individual to optimum and productive level within the patient's capabilities.Participates with all other health care personnel in patient care planning.Performs all skilled procedures as ordered by physician and according to the plan of care established by the PT.The PTA Consults with PT regarding change in treatment.Instructs patients and family members in home programs and activities of daily living.Participates in in-service programs and presents in-service programs as assigned.Participates in performance improvement activities as assigned.Attends all patient care conferences as scheduled.Prepares medical records, progress notes and updates care plans for each patient visit in a timely manner as per Agency policy.Performs services planned, delegated and supervised by the PT.Assists in preparing clinical and progress notes.Participates in educating the patient and familyWorking Environment:Works indoors in Agency office and patient homes and travels to/from patient homesJob Relationships:Supervised by: Registered Physical Therapist/Director of Therapy, Home HealthRisk Exposure:High risk

PTA Qualifications:

  • Graduate from a two-year college level program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.
  • Two (2) years experience, preferred.
  • Acceptance of philosophy and goals of Agency.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.Physical Requirements:Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:
  • Ability to participate in physical activity.
  • Ability to work for extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.
  • Heavy lifting.
  • Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.PI196611532

Keywords: AGING WELL HEALTH CARE LLC, Saint Charles , Physical Therapist Assistant ( PTA ), Other , Saint Charles, Missouri

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