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Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Home Care

Company: Carle Health
Location: Champaign
Posted on: January 23, 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 and Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days and Driver's License Illinois upon hire and Proof of Auto Insurance Illinois upon hire.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
None Specified

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
None Specified









Essential Functions:




  • Documents through comprehensive detail about patient visit, information is sufficient that following staff can determine exactly what and how care was rendered with a clear plan for the next contact.
  • Trains patients and/or caregivers in performance of patient care and management.
  • Administers prescribed physical therapy treatment programs as developed by the Physical therapist for patients to restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability, injury or loss of body part.
  • Anticipates and organizes delivery of patient supplies to ensure fiscal responsibility as well as ensuring patient have adequate supplies.
  • Completes visit notes and telephone conversations records and ensures they are transmitted in a timely manner according to policy.
  • Documents assessments and treatment interventions within the scope of practice and according to the plan of care and to department policy.
  • Educates and documents discharge planning occurring during each visit, including communication with physician, nurse, therapist, aide, patient and/or caregivers.
  • Participates in patient care conferences as requested.
  • Demonstates comprehension of and adherence to regulatory requirements and departmental policies/processes.
    • Assess homebound status of patients.
    • Follow physical therapy plan of care to provide physical therapy treatment in patient's home.
    • Communicate with patients to schedule appointment times and manage daily schedule.
    • Assess home safety and recommend equipment to improve patient's home safety.
    • Educate family/caregivers on recommended home exercise program.
    • Performs wound care within the scope of practice and according to the plan of care and to the department policy.









      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, Champaign , Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Home Care, Healthcare , Champaign, Illinois

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