Physical Therapist Assistant

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(7/12/2022 10:46 AM)
Job ID
2021-15531
# Positions
1
Facility
ArchCare at Terence Cardinal Cooke
Experience (Years)
2
Category
Rehabilitation Services
Work Days Per Week
5
Shift
D
Shift Start Time
9:00
Shift End Time
5:00
Type
Full-Time
# Hours
35

Overview

The Staff Physical Therapist Assistant assumes full-time clinical responsibilities in this facility. This is a professional position with the primary responsibility of direct patient care under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.

 

Responsibilities

EEvery effort has been made to keep your job description as complete as possible.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.

  • Provides clinical services as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant to appropriate residents under physician’s orders.
  • Reports to the Physical Therapist information relating to the patient’s progress, complication, and/or response to treatment.
  • Assist Physical Therapist in performing procedures, test and complex treatments to ensure the safe, effective evaluation and treatment of patients.
  • Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth and development, by participating in continuing education programs, and other appropriate learning experiences.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient, facility, and physician-related information.
  • Maintains accurate billing information in accordance with procedures on a daily basis.
  • Attends and participates in interdisciplinary meetings as appropriate to relay clinical findings and recommendations to other members of the rehab team.
  • Attends and participates in family meetings as appropriate.
  • Adheres to documentation requirements of Rehabilitation department and the facility.
  • Conducts staff training/education as appropriate via formal and informal in-services and consultations.
  • Practice Physical Therapy consistent with state practice act, and the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Use the links below to access:

www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pt/ptpracticeguide.htm  www.apta.org/apta-and-you/leadership-and-governance/policies/standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-the-physical-therapist-assistant  www.apta.org/apta-and-you/leadership-and-governance/polices/standards-of-practice-pt

 

  • Reviews and follows the policies and procedures outlined by the facility and Rehab Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Acts as a clinical instructor for Physical Therapist Assistant students who are engaged in their clinical internships.
  • Supervises non-professional staff as appropriate.

 

Team Dynamics:

  • Effectively communicates with staff to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Creates a work atmosphere that promotes cooperation, respect, flexibility and teamwork amongst peers and staff.

Safety and Sanitation:

  • Maintains infection control standards
  • Follow all established safety procedures and precautions when operating equipment.
  • Report equipment malfunctions or breakdowns to the program manager as soon as possible.
  • Report all unsafe/hazardous conditions to the program manager immediately.

Customer Service:

  • Maintains an adequate liaison with families, residents and patients.
  • Demonstrates awareness, respect and concern for internal customers (coworkers) and external customers (i.e. patients, residents, families, physicians, referral sources)

Residents' Rights:

  • Maintains CONFIDENTIALITY of all resident care information to assure resident rights are protected.
  • Assures that the resident's rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints, are followed.

Attendance:

  • Observes rules, policies and regulations with regard to attendance, punctuality, appearance and professional attitude as established by the facility.
  • Due to the nature of the industry, many of our programs offer seven (7) day a week services. Accordingly, you may be asked to work weekends as part of your scheduled workweek.
  • You may on occasion be asked to provide coverage at a nearby skilled nursing facility due to staffing constraints and/or clinical needs.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Conforms to the HIPAA Compliance Program and applicable facility policies for patient privacy.
  • Conforms to the facility’s policies and procedures.

Physical:

  • Able to Stand times (2) plus hours without interruptions or breaks.
  • Able to push, pull, move, and or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum of 4 feet or carry 50 lbs. a minimum of 2 feet.
  • Must be able to perform all patient transfers, (including stand pivot, 2 person, sliding board, Hoyer Lift, non-weight bearing) safety and effectively with or without mechanical devices.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the day.
  • Must be able to assist with the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
  • Must pass Medical and Physical examination based on job qualifications, requirements and duties/responsibilities.

 

Emotional:

  • Must have the willingness to work with severely physically, emotionally and cognitively compromised residents and patients.
  • Must be able to take direction from registered therapist and other team members to promote patient treatment and safety.
  • Must be willing to work in an environment with risk of personal injury, exposure to infectious waste/materials, infectious diseases, and odors.
  • Must be able to cope with the emotional stress associated with working with patients, families and
  • Must be able to work independently with periodic (daily or less) support and direction.

 

Cognitive:

  • Must be alert and attentive to patients and work environment throughout day.
  • Must be able to shift attention and task performance based on patient and facility requirements.
  • Must be able to work in a distractible and stimulating environment.
  • Must be able to read, understand, and comply with all facility based policy procedures.
  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills.

Qualifications

The Physical Therapist Assistant must have: Associates Degree in Physical Therapy, Current license in the state, excellent oral and written communication skills and knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance with state and federal regulations related to environment of treatment.

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