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Neogen Care Physical Therapist Assistant (Home Health) - West Covina, CA in West Covina, California

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Position: Physical Therapist (Home Health)

Type: Full time

Location: West Covina, Ca and Surrounding areas within 20 mile radius from clinician's residence

Dictation Charting: Takes much less time to chart, higher work/life balance.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in Planning and administering prescribed skilled physical therapy treatment and training for patients suffering from various injuries, illnesses and functional disabilities to attain highest level of physical function.

  • Assisting with Testing/screening patient’s physical strengths to assist the physician in evaluating the patient’s level of function and recording findings to develop or pursue treatment programs and establish measurable training objectives.

  • Developing/implementing a conditioning/rehabilitation program consistent with physician’s Plan of Treatment and the overall goals of the patient/rehab team. Adjusting treatment as needed to achieve maximum results.

  • Conferring with physician and clinical team members to obtain additional patient information and assist in developing, implementing and revising the therapy treatment program and Plan of Treatment.

  • Providing Physical Therapist and Home Health Aide staff with written instructions/care plans that reflect current plan of care as related to therapy; and supervise/evaluate staffs' performance.

  • Monitor the appropriate completion of documentation by physical therapy assistants and home health aides/personal care workers.

  • Accurately, promptly and thoroughly documenting patients' care observations, interventions and evaluations. Assuring that interim (verbal) orders received from the physician and physical therapist are promptly and accurately documented, submitted for physician signature and implemented.

  • Reporting patient's progress to the patient's physician, Clinical Manager, staff, patient and family.

  • Submitting evaluations, treatment plans, progress reports and discharge summaries to the supervisor and care management staff.

  • Other duties as directed by the physician, Clinical Manager, or personal care plan.

    Required Experience:

  • Graduate of an APTA accredited school of physical therapy.

  • Successful completion of Certification Examination

  • 1 year of verifiable, supervised professional experience within the last 3 years

  • Valid PTA license in the state of practice

  • Current CPR/BLS certification.

  • Compliant with state healthcare regulatory requirements.

  • Possess up-to-date knowledge of treatment practices and physical therapy programs.

  • Ability to care for patients with different personalities.

  • Ability to assess patient condition and work with treatment plans.

  • A minimum of 1 year of recent Physical Therapy experience in an institutional setting.

  • A minimum of 1 year of recent Physical Therapy experience with a home health agency.

  • Must be a licensed driver with vehicle, in good working order, that is currently registered and insured in accordance with state and Neogen Care requirements.

  • Strong skills in observation, verbal and written communication, problem-solving, basic math, Electronic Medical Record Software (Kinnser a plus), and basic computer skills to manage email, texts, employment record self-service, etc.

  • Visual acuity and hearing to perform required skills.

    COVID-19 considerations:Neogen Care, an essential health industry company, practices all protective measures recommend by the WHO, CDC, state, and county to safeguard our employees and patients from COVID-19 exposure to include: screening, testing, PPE, social distancing.

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