HealthPRO - Heritage

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - Long Term Care

Job Locations US-NY-Ithaca
Requisition ID
2024-98640
Category (Portal Searching)
Therapy - Clinical Staff
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Regular Full-Time
Recruiter Name
Jennifer Pendell
Recruiter Email
jpendell@healthpro-heritage.com
Recruiter Number
616-330-2753
Recruiting Priority Level
A

Overview

Full-time Physical Therapist Assistant

SNF- Ithaca, NY

 

* Must be a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

 

What makes us the best choice for your career?


At HealthPRO-Heritage we have a higher calling with regards to our patients, team members and clients. We create meaningful relationships and have opportunities for every stage of your career. We come from every setting, location and background but we all share the ”higher calling” passion in everything we do – personally and professionally. Are you one of us? We are looking for a Full Time Physical Therapist Assistant to join our team in Ithaca, NY I where you can make a difference in the lives of our patients.

  • Compassion that is in a love of people
  • Ambition to make a difference in the lives of others
  • Desire to be a part of something bigger than ourselves

The Position: Compensation and Benefits:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Full benefit package
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance beginning 1st of the month after hire.
  • CEU360 (free CEUs)
  • 401k
  • Paid time off
  • Competitive pay- rates starting at $30 hourly + 

 

The Physical Therapy Assistant is a skilled technical worker who performs direct resident care activities under the clinical supervision of the Physical Therapist.

Responsibilities

1.  Provide physical therapy treatments to residents according to treatment plans developed by the Physical Therapist.  

2.  Assist the Physical Therapist when performing tests, evaluations, and complex treatment procedures.  

3.  Observe, record and report to the therapist the conditions, reactions and responses related to assigned duties.  

4.  Maintain daily records of treatments and document progress notes on residents as directed by the therapist.  

5.  Assist with admission screening.  

6.  Assist the therapist in consulting with family members, physicians and other health care professionals, as appropriate.  

7.  Assist with the care of the physical therapy department and equipment.  

8.  Assist the Physical Therapist with in-service programs and other meetings as assigned by the Physical Therapist.  

9.  Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.

10. Act in compliance with Heritage Healthcare’s regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.  

11. Attend and participate in, or provide information for rehabilitation team conferences regarding resident progress, problems or needs.

12. Adhere to facility policies and procedures and participate in facility quality improvement and safety programs.  

13. Perform other duties, as assigned.  

14. Understand reimbursement by various payers and allocates therapy resources efficiently in accordance with resident goals and outcomes related to discharge destination.

15. Demonstrate a knowledge of OBRA regulations, HIPAA, Local Coverage Determination, and third party reimbursement guidelines.

16. Support the company’s commitment to Compassionate Care; project a professional image to foster confidence in the rehab. Program.

17. Perform duties in an independent manner and recognize situations where direct supervision is needed; willingly helping others.

18. Maintain the expected productivity level that has been discussed and is expected for your position at your particular facility/facilities. 

 

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Qualifications

1.  Graduate of an approved Physical Therapy Assistant program.  

2.  Current license or eligible for license under statutes in the state of practice.  

3.  Prefer experience in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facility.  

4.  Excellent oral and written communication (neat handwriting) and interpersonal skills.  

5.  Ability to understand and follow the directions of the Physical Therapist and the policies and procedures of the facility.

6.  Ability to complete the following activities safely, and at times, for prolonged periods:

• Standing: Maintaining an upright position on the feet, especially  for prolonged periods of time

• Pushing: Applying pressure and exerting force against an object for  the purpose of moving it forward or away from the source of the force – push or pull force up to 35 lbs.

• Lifting: Raising an object from a lower to a higher position, or moving an object   laterally, from position to position-Required to lift up to 50 lbs of force independently.  May be required to lift over 50 lbs with assistance of another person or a mechanical lift

• Stooping: Bending the body forward and down from the waist, hips and knees, sometimes for a prolonged length of time.

• Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction away from the body

• Balancing:  Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or moving surfaces 

Recruiter : Email Address

jpendell@healthpro-heritage.com

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