HOME HEALTH PTA - PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
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HOME HEALTH PTA - PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
Ref No.: 17-03812
Location: Monterey, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 08/17/2017 to 01/31/2018


Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant
Level: Experienced
Location : Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma, San Joaquin County - California
Education Level: Physical Therapy Assistant License
Job Category: Health Care
United Health Care Staffing is proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s leading staffing services companies. For more than 10 years, we’ve been working closely with rehabilitation, nursing, allied health and other healthcare clinicians helping them achieve their goals through innovative therapy and wellness programs. We assist in finding great jobs for healthcare workers and promoting their careers. Our staffing help will elevate your career as a therapist, helping you fulfill your own potential.
If you’re interested in joining a company that is excited about helping others — and is dedicated to your professional growth — look no further than United Health Care Staffing!
We are currently looking for a Physical Therapist Assistant - PTA to improve the lives of the people we serve through compassion and innovation in healthcare. 
The physical therapy assistant provides physical therapy services under the direction of the physical therapist and according to the physician's plan of care. 

As a Home Health PTA you will evaluate mobility, strength and current level of function, while setting goals to improve balance, walking, transfers, as well as patient education. Unlike a rehabilitation setting or even an outpatient clinic, unique emphasis is placed on safe mobility in and around the patient’s residence. PT’s will also make recommendations on equipment and provide training on proper use of equipment. Door to Door visits are required.




ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provides direct physical therapy according to directions of physical therapist and in accordance with the physician's plan of care.
  • Treats patient to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance.
  • Directs and aids patients in active and passive therapeutic exercises, muscle re-education, gait and functional training, transfer activities and prosthetic training.
  • Utilizes physical agents, including, but not be limited to heat, cold, water, light, electricity, ultrasound, and massage.
  • Observes and reports to the physical therapist and the Organization personnel the patient's reaction to treatment and any changes in patient's condition.
  • Instruct patients in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, and prosthetic or orthodontic devices.
  • Maintains necessary records; clinical notes and conference notes, which will be incorporated into the patient's clinical record in prescribed time frames.
  • Participates in Organization Home Care Team Members meetings and Organization In-service Education Program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications
  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy assistant program with either an Associate's degree in science or applied science that is approved by American Physical Therapy Association, Inc.
  • Possesses and maintains current Heart Association Approved CPR certification.
  • Current certification or license as required by California law.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/organization requirements and is in good working order.

 Medical Requirements
  • Current Tuberculosis (TB) Test or Chest X-ray (Within the last 12months)
  • Titers for: Varicella (Chickenpox), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), and Hepatitis B. A titer is a blood test that checks your immune status to vaccinations (immunizations) you may have received in the past.
  • Proof of Vaccination for Adult Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Proof of Physical exam (Within the last 12months)
Email resume to Nenita at nenita@uhcstaffing.com

 
 
United Health Care Staffing Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.