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Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Home Care

Company: Carle Health
Location: Normal
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

















Position Summary:




The Home Care Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) implements plan of care as provided by the physical therapist, treating patients of all ages. Serves as a role model in delivery of professional services and as a clinical resource for staff and students. Hours may vary depending upon census and program need.









Qualifications:




EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Physical Therapy Asst (PTA) License Illinois upon hire
Driver's License Illinois upon hire
Proof of Auto Insurance Illinois upon hire
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days











Essential Functions:




  • Completes comprehensive OASIS assessment of patients.
  • Educates and documents discharge planning prior to discharge, including communication with physician, insurance source, outpatient visits and community resources are planned and arranged if applicable. Patient is provided with discharge documentation.
  • Updates goals promptly, ensures goals are closed as met or changed as patient condition progresses.
  • Collaboratively communicates and initiates case conferencing as necessary and documents interactions (other disciplines, MD, care coordinator, insurers, etc.).
  • Communicates the requirements for collaborative team and care givers, assignments with scheduler, prepare written instructions for the assistant and supervises the assistant in the patient home.
  • Administers treatment involving application of physical agents such as heat, cold, light, water and electricity or traction and massage therapy.
  • Evaluates, fits, and adjusts prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommends modifications to the orthotist/prosthetist.
  • Plans and administers prescribed physical therapy treatment programs for patients to restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability, injury, or loss of body part.
  • Reviews and evaluates physician or podiatrist referral and patient medical record to determine if physical therapy required.









    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information: human.resources@carle.com.



    Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.























Keywords: Carle Health, Normal , Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Home Care, Healthcare , Normal, Illinois

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