Physical Therapist Assistant
Company: Element Care
Posted on: January 8, 2022
Physical Therapist Assistant
Hourly Full Time
Lowell, MA, US
Requisition ID: 1111
APPLYTO PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) reports to the Physical
Therapist (PT) and serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team
and the Rehab Team. The PTA assists the PT with the implementation
and evaluation of care plans that meet the objectives, standards
and policies of the PACE model of care. The PTA consults with the
PT and the Occupational Therapist (OTR) and other members of the
Rehab and Clinical Teams at the site to provide the best plan of
coordinated rehab services for the participants. The Physical
Therapist Assistant works in concert with all of the members of the
IDT to accomplish the Program's Mission of assisting frail elders
to remain living in the community for as long as they may do so
safely. This position is full time. Monday thru Friday 8am to
Assists the PT in developing and implementing policies and
Provides strong leadership for subordinates and works with the PT
in resolving staff issue and concerns in a timely manner.
Assists the PT in coordinating all Rehab services as they relate to
direct patient care.
Provides direct supervision to Rehab Aides and delegates
responsibilities as appropriate.
Participates in the process of customer service from the Rehab
Records required documentation, including daily statistical data,
per PACE protocol.
Prepares for and participates in pre-enrollment care planning,
debriefing, staff meetings, and discharge planning. Attends family
meetings as necessary.
Implements appropriate interventions at ADH or at the participants'
homes as developed by the PT, and assists with home safety
Teaches, supervises, and counsels the client and family regarding
physical therapy treatment.
Triages episodic complaints and refers to MD/NP or RNs and PT /
OTR, as needed.
Completes all reports, personnel actions and other documents in a
Ensures that all interactions with clients are conducted in a
manner that adheres to the highest standards of care for all
Element Care clients.
Ability to pass a fit test. Position requires mask where seal is
critical. Incumbent is required to not have facial hair that
interferes with a tight seal of the respirator.
Develops mutually agreeable performance goals for all direct
reports. Assists direct reports, as necessary, in developing
performance goals for their direct reports.
Monitors results, provides coaching, counseling and direction as
necessary. Reviews and evaluates staff at regular intervals.
Maintains and communicates all operating policies and procedures to
all subordinates on an on-going basis.
Participates in Quality Improvement projects and assessments, as
Participates in Element Care Committees, as required, and
communicates relative information, as necessary.
Completes the required annual Health Stream trainings in a timely
Adheres to all policies and procedures and supports the Primary
Adheres to the confidentiality policy of Element Care including
HIPAA guidelines pertaining to the release of participant
Flexible to perform other related jobs, as is reasonable.
Essential Job Requirements:
EDUCATION / LICENSURES / CERTIFICATIONS
Must be a graduate of a PTA curriculum approved by the APTA, the
CAHE of AMA, or CME or AMA and AFTA with a minimum of an
Must maintain current PTA Licensure in Massachusetts.
Must maintain current CPR certification.
Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with a geriatric
Ability to convey information clearly and succinctly with all
employees, so that relevant information is communicated
appropriately and in a timely manner.
Ability to lead independently and to be able to work well with
Ability to work within a team concept and to be considerate of
co-workers and colleagues.
Ability to pay attention to detail, to be a self-starter, and to
complete tasks on time.
Ability to be able to quickly recognize situations/problems before
they become acute, and to be able to implement effective solutions
and understand consequences.
Keywords: Element Care, Lowell , Physical Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Lowell, Massachusetts
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