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Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: Therafit
Location: Lowell
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Who we are:Spire Orthopedic Partners is a growing national partnership of orthopedic practices that provides the support, capital and operational resources physicians need to grow thriving practices for the future. As a Management Services Organization (MSO), Spire provides the infrastructure for administrative operations that allows practices to operate at their highest level, so doctors can focus their efforts on what matters most - patient care. Rooted in the 100-plus-year legacy of its founding partners, the network spans the Northeast and is continuing to grow.What you'll do: The Physical Therapist Assistant will work under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist, in an outpatient orthopedic setting, and will be responsible for treatment of various orthopedic injuries including pre and postsurgical conditions. Incumbent will work closely with Orthopedic Surgeons, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, and other staff to provide injury management, rehabilitation, and successful return to function for patients.Responsibilities/Duties:Read all physical therapy documentation, including initial examination and plan of care.Note indications, contraindications, precautions, and safety considerations for the patient. Note goals and expected outcomes.Seek clarification from physical therapist, as needed.Review information in the medical record at each visit, including:Monitor medical records for changes in medical status and/or medical procedures.Collect data on patient's current condition, compare results to previously collected data and safety parameters established by the physical therapist, and determine if the safety parameters have been met.Seek clarification from appropriate health professions' staff for unfamiliar or ambiguous information.Identify when the directed interventions are either beyond the scope of work or personal scope of work of the PTA.Communicate to the physical therapist when there are significant changes in the patient's medical status, physician referral, or when the criticality and complexity of the patient is beyond the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the PTA.Explain the rationale for selected interventions to achieve patient goals as identified in the plan of care.Provide interventions compliant with federal and state licensing requirements, APTA standards documents (e.g., Guide for Conduct for the PTA, Code of Ethics), and facility policies and procedures.Assure safety of patient and self throughout patient care.Identify the need for and take action when the safety of patient or self may be at risk or has been compromised.Utilize risk management strategies (e.g., universal precautions, body mechanics).Assure patient privacy, rights, and dignity; position/drape patients to protect modesty.Must follow established procedures to maintain compliance with the privacy and security provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") regarding viewing, printing, sending, faxing, verbally stating, or otherwise transmitting in any form the protected health information of patients.Provide competent physical therapy interventions, including therapeutic exercise, balance coordination and agility training, body mechanics and postural stabilization, flexibility exercises, gait and locomotion training, neuromotor development training, relaxation, strength power and endurance training, functional training in self-care and home management, manual therapy, application and adjustment of assistive devices, application and adjustment of physical agents and electrotherapeutic modalities,Document in writing/electronically patient care using language that is accurate, complete, legible, timely, and consistent with institutional, legal, and billing requirements.Follow all safety, CPR, and emergency procedures.Who you are:Qualifications:Successful completion of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program. Must possess MA licensure upon hire.Background in sports medicine and/or professional experience in outpatient orthopedic environment preferred.Knowledge of HIPAA and other regulatory policiesKnowledge of insurance regulations, policies, and proceduresKnowledge of medical office procedures, policies, practices and medical terminology, telephone protocol and professional etiquetteKnowledge of electronic medical systems is a plus.SKILLS:Strong communication skills, verbal and written.Extensive customer service experienceProven ability to multi-taskComputer skills, being proficient with Windows based software.Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think quickly, professional and efficiently.Ability to represent our organization in a professional manner.What we offer:Excellent growth and advancement opportunitiesDynamic environmentAccess to a diverse network of practitionersBroad infrastructure of tools and programs to enhance the employee experience.Competitive CompensationGenerous PTOBenefits package: health, dental, vision, 401(k), etc.We are an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances (referred to as "protected characteristics").IND1

Keywords: Therafit, Lowell , Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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