Under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, assists the physical therapist in the practice of Physical Therapy. Performs Physical Therapy treatments for inpatient rehabilitation patients designed to restore function, prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of body parts, and to relieve pain according to treatment plans established by a licensed Physical Therapist.
- Patient Care: directs and aides patients in therapeutic exercise, gait, and functional training, applies therapeutic modalities, performs ROM measurements, and other activities according to the plan of care established by Licensed Physical Therapist. Communicates any change in patient’s condition to Physical Therapist.
2. Documentation: completes documentation of patient’s chart, which may include, but is not limited to, progress notes, patient charges, patient/family education record. Assists with reassessments and discharge summaries under the direction of the Physical Therapist.
3. Supervision: directs activities of technicians, students and volunteers as assigned.
4. Quality: assist with the implementation of new programs as needed. Involved with quality assessment and improvement plan.
5. Department Compliance: complies with department policy and procedures, safety/inspection control plans/OSHA guidelines, employee handbook, and standards of regulatory bodies (JCAHO, Medicare, CARF, etc.)
6. Demonstrates customer service/P.R.I.D.E. principles and behaviors appropriately.
7. Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.
8. Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
9. Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm.
10. Attends inservice presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
11. Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
12. Regular, Punctual and dependable attendance.
13. May have access to the POS room or designated areas to transport, assemble, and stock (inventory) of non scheduled drugs and biologicals to include but not limited to fluids, sterile water, normal saline, and irrigations.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Strong interpersonal, oral (includes telephone skills) and written communication skills
- Good organizational skills and an ability to prioritize to meet deadlines
- Complete understanding of medical reimbursement and terminology
- Ability to work with disabled individuals
- Strong customer service skills
- Completion of age-specific competencies and able to demonstrate age-specific treatments provided in clinic and/or location
- Clinical proficiency in treatments consistent with clinic programs
- Knowledge of Physical Therapy principles and practices, general anatomy and physiology, diseases and post surgical conditions, body movements and functions, and medical terminology.
Education & Experience:
- Associate Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant
- Licensure appropriate to governing body of state licensing board
- Current CPR card
- No previous or current sanctions by federal payors (CMS, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Champus/Tricare, etc…) or other payors inclusive of state workers compensation system
PT Solutions offers a competitive salary with incentive opportunities, comprehensive benefits including Health, Dental, Life and supplemental offerings, 401k, and paid time off. PT Solutions LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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