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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - Full Time Per Visit - Home Health - North St Louis County

Company: AGING WELL HEALTH CARE LLC
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
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).

Responsibilities:
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.
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 family
Working Environment:
Works indoors in Agency office and patient homes and travels to/from patient homes

Job Relationships:
Supervised by: Registered Physical Therapist/Director of Therapy, Home Health

Risk Exposure:
High risk

Requirements:
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.

PI186819878

Keywords: AGING WELL HEALTH CARE LLC, St. Louis , Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - Full Time Per Visit - Home Health - North St Louis County, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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