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Physical Therapist Assistant - Home Health

Company: Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Palliative Care
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionFor 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)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 ordersProvides 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, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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