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We are looking for Physical Therapy Assistant Home Health
Santa Clara - CALIFORNIA
San Francisco Bay Area - South Bay, East Bay, North Bay (All regions)
We will offer you very attractive PAY
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under direction of the physical therapist, provides direct patient treatment based on current physical therapy practice as determined by evaluation performed by the physical therapist.
Under direction of the physical therapist, provides education to patient and family regarding patient's abilities and need for assistance and continued therapeutic intervention.
Under direction of the physical therapist, consults with physicians on patient's progress and complications with treatment. Documents patient's reactions, progress, therapeutic interventions and plans for each visit.
Prepares written/computerized documentation as required by the profession and the department.
Communicates observations, facts and comments with nursing and interdisciplinary members, individually, and through team meetings to ensure efficient coordination of the overall health care plan.
Arranges work schedule to make efficient use of direct and non-direct patient care time. Provides weekend coverage according to guidelines of rotation/department.
Evaluates patients' functional ability using appropriate tests, measurements, and medical history.Assesses patients' home environment for potential home rehabilitation.
Follow a program of therapeutic exercise and treatment for assigned patients developed by the Physical Therapist. Determines proper equipment usage, application and body position, adjusting as necessary in the administration of treatments. Modifies plans as necessary.
Administers prescribed physical therapy treatments to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent further disease or injury, including manual therapeutic exercises (passive, active, and resistive), muscle re-education, gait training, and rehabilitative techniques, and lumbar/cervical traction and its related exercises.
Discusses realistic therapy goals with patients and families/significant others per HIPAA Regulations.
Instructs patients and/or caregiver on home exercise program, proper use of wheelchairs, assistive devices, braces, and prosthetic devices.
Recommends modifications or changes in the patient's program based on evaluation of progress. Communicating as necessary with Physical Therapist concerning alternatives available.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from an approved Physical Therapist Assistant program. Six months of experience required.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current California license as a Physical Therapists Assistant or License eligible for new graduates. CPR Card. Valid driver's license.
Health Care Company 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 have helped finding great jobs for healthcare workers and promoting their careers. Our staffing help will elevate your abilities as a therapist, helping you to fulfill your own potential.
Our therapists benefit from collaboration with Master Clinicians, continuing education opportunities and our Career Ladder program.
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 Health Care Company Staffing!
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