Aveanna Home Health - Physical Therapist Assistant_(PTA) in Miami, Florida
Home Health - Physical Therapist Assistant_(PTA)
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Miami, FL 33166
PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT
Purpose:The Physical Therapy Assistant is a licensed professional who performs physical therapy treatments in accordance with agency policies under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.
Duties and Responsibilities:
*INDICATES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Administers physical therapy to patients following the Plan of Care developed by the Physician and Physical Therapist.
- Evaluates and documents effectiveness of physical therapy services to the patient and his/her response to treatment.
- Assesses the home environment to identify safety hazards on a continued basis. Recommends changes in the environment that eliminate or reduce these hazards.
Recognizes and identifies need for initiation of services from other disciplines or resources. Documents these needs, communicates with supervisor and refers to other disciplines/resources as needed.
- Assesses social, emotional and physical factors within the patient’s home that affect patient care and response to plan of treatment, communicates these factors to the supervising Physical Therapist.
- Attends interdisciplinary team meetings and identifies problems related to patient’s response to treatment and assists in modifying the Plan of Care.
- Reports any adverse changes in the patient’s condition to the supervising Physical Therapist and/or Care Manager.
- Completes daily assignments within a reasonable and acceptable time frame.
- Attends inservices and continuing education programs in an effort to keep skills up to date.
Maintains sound privacy and security practices and prevents privacy or security breaches. If a breach occurs, corrective action will be taken.
Performs additional duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
Current license as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State of Tennessee Graduate of an accredited School for Physical Therapy Assistants.
Preferably one year of clinical experience in a home health care setting.
Good communication and organizational skills.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with all segments of staff as well as professionals and lay persons.
Able to tolerate being physically active the entire working day.
Able to transfer, lift and guard patients safely with appropriate level of assistance and without any likelihood of injury to the patient or self.
Able to bend, stoop, squat and lift numerous times daily.
Able to carry out fine motor and manual dexterity skills required to perform treatments/care for the assigned caseload.
Mental acuity and judgment skills to adequately and safely perform job requirements and assure patient safety.
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual needs and clinical indications of the assigned caseload.
No medical problems that could endanger self or others if such should occur while providing patient care.