Physical Therapist Assistant ( PTA )
Company: AGING WELL HEALTH CARE LLC
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: November 22, 2022
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
- 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
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