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Physical Therapist Assistant - Home Health

Company: Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Palliative Care
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

For over 40 years Pathways has been a Bay Area pioneer, leader, and innovator in Hospice, Home Health, Palliative Care, and Care Management services. We provide care at home or in settings such as assisted living, a nursing home, or the hospital. We have offices in Sunnyvale, South San Francisco, and Oakland. Patients and their families know us for our personalized, high-quality care, delivered with empathy, kindness, and respect.TITLE: -Physical Therapist AssistantOFFICE LOCATION: -Sunnyvale, CAPATIENT TERRITORY: Santa Clara CountySCHEDULE: Full TimeSHIFT: -M-F 8:30am - 5pm (rotating weekends)The posted compensation range of $36.10 - $51.47/Hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay Pathways Home Health & Hospice in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. Pathways Home Health & Hospice may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.POSITION SUMMARY:Physical therapy goals are to restore function, to prevent or minimize disability following disease or injury and to help the client reach his/her maximum function within the limits of his/her capabilities. - The Physical Therapist Assistant performs services planned, delegated, and supervised by the Physical Therapist.AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: -

  • Administers treatment programs as communicated in writing by the supervising Physical Therapist and reports on treatment effectiveness and equipment in accordance with physician's orders
    • Provides and documents skilled care/interventions on all visits (includes skilled observation of the patient's condition, skilled care, medical procedures performed and teaching of the patient and/or family).
      • Considers patient's own needs and goals, conditions and environment and coordinates with ancillary services when implementing treatment goals.
      • Implements a treatment program to improve or restore function, to relieve pain, and to encourage maximum function and safety through environmental adaptation based on identification of needs and customary clinical practice standards.
      • Instructs patient and/or family/caregiver in home programs to be continued in the therapist's absence.
        • Records and reports patient's reaction to treatment and/or changes in the patient's condition to the supervising Physical Therapist, the Clinical Team Manager, the patient's physician and other disciplines involved in the case.
        • Confers on a regular schedule with other health team personnel to facilitate coordinated care.
        • Reports to supervising physical therapist if -any change in a patient's treatment plan is indicated due to a change in medical condition, unexpected reactions to treatment, or any reason that the patient needs to be re-evaluated by the supervising Physical Therapist. -Documents this communication.
        • Participates in case conference with the supervising Physical Therapist or provides the supervising Physical Therapist with documentation on all patients every seven days, or more often if needed.
        • Under the direction of the supervising Physical Therapist, obtains and receives physician orders.
        • Participates in regularly scheduled review of all patient cases no less often than every 30 days.
          • Submits weekly visit schedule of assigned patients. Collaborates with the supervising Physical Therapist to address scheduling needs.
          • Follows established standards for point for service technology, documentation and synchronization.
          • Uses agency provided telecommunication devices (i.e. cell phone, voice mail and pager) according to established guidelines.
          • Submits all documentation according to agency requirements.
          • Meets established productivity standards.
          • Attends and actively participates in the clinical team multidisciplinary patient conference. When attendance is not possible, provides appropriate input on assigned patients.
          • Attends discipline specific staff meetings.
          • Demonstrates and consistently utilizes established clinical competencies.
          • Seeks out and maintains skills and knowledge relevant to rehabilitation in the home care setting.
          • Participates in agency sponsored in-service educational programs.
          • Participates in quality improvement activities.
          • Assists in development of agency protocols, procedures and policies as requested.
          • Assesses, develops, organizes and delivers teaching materials for assigned home care patients as appropriate.
            • Performs other duties as assigned consistent with skills and training to support the - mission and goals of Pathways.QUALIFICATIONS: -
              • Graduate from a physical therapy assistant curriculum approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association.
              • Current California Physical Therapy Assistant license. -
              • Minimum 2 years experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant. - Prefer experience and interest in gerontology and home care.
              • Current California driver's license and automobile insurance.
              • Current CPR Certificate.
              • Demonstrates willingness and ability to work with electronic input and telecommunication devices.

Keywords: Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Palliative Care, Sunnyvale , Physical Therapist Assistant - Home Health, Healthcare , Sunnyvale, California

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