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Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: Tufts Medicine Care at Home
Location: Lowell
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

We're saving lives, building careers, and reimagining healthcare. We can't wait to grow alongside you.
The great history of Home Health Foundation is now the future of Tufts Medicine Care at Home.Tufts Medicine Care at Home is a proud member of Tufts Medicine, a health system that is rethinking how academic and community centers, local and national businesses, and technology and service innovators can all work together. So that clinicians can deliver expert care where it's needed most. And, so that we can bring wellness back to health care, one person at a time.Why Join Us? Benefits you will love, Retirement plan with employer match, Generous PTO, Tuition reimbursement and More!Hours: Full-Time, 40 HoursLocation: Lowell, MAJob Overview -This position works in collaboration with a licensed Physical Therapist to provide patients in a variety of settings such as inpatient, transitional care, and outpatient settings with rehabilitative care as they work to regain movement and mobility due to illness, injury, aging, or other disorders. - May also help patients manage pain, meet fitness goals, or prevent injury through such methods as heat or ice therapy, stretching, and massages as well as other activities. - - - -Duties and Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. - Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned. - -

  • Provides care and services that are planned, delegated and supervised by the Physical Therapist, in accordance with the plan of care. -
    • Documentation of services is in compliance with agency policies and professional standards. -
      • Visits notes are prepared for each visit and contain: Therapy provided and response by the patient; Teaching performed; Objective data of the patient; and Communicates to the licensed therapist, the patient's condition, the patient's response to services furnished by the assistant, and the need to change the plan of care. -
        • Sessions are planned within a reasonable time after receiving notification and are made at times beneficial to patient. -
          • Completes all required documents according to quality & industry standards in a timely manner. -
            • Changes in the patient's condition are reported and reviewed with the registered therapist. - - - -
              • Works effectively with patients, families, co-workers and other community agencies/resources. -
                • Educates the patient and family per the care plan.
                  • Participates in IDT meetings in care coordination. -
                    • Complies with policies and procedures including: Does not cancel confirmed assignments without approval from immediate supervisor; Gives adequate notification of schedule changes; Time/day sheets are accurately completed on time; Immediately notifies office in the event of lateness or job related problems. -
                      • Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of what to report to the CEO or Chief Compliance Officer when concerns of corporate compliance arise. - - -
                        • Ensures compliance within guidelines set forth by regulatory agencies (DPH, ERISA etc.) and demonstrates compliance with Tufts Medicine Care at Home policies and procedures. -
                          • Practices confidentiality principles set by the agency and federal HIPAA/HITECH guidelines. -What We Offer: -
                            • Competitive salaries & benefits that start on day one!
                            • 403(b) retirement with company match
                            • Tuition reimbursement
                            • Generous PTO
                              Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .

Keywords: Tufts Medicine Care at Home, Lowell , Physical Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Lowell, Massachusetts

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