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Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant PTA

Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview Aveanna Healthcare has grown tremendously during the past year through a series of exciting acquisitions and we are currently looking for a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) to join our dynamic home health care team. We are looking for a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) to join our team! You will utilize your clinical expertise to assess, teach, and deliver therapy interventions and treatment directed by the Physician as established in the home health plan of care. You will collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, receiving and providing pertinent updates to optimize patient well-being. Why Join our Team? A Physical Therapy Assistant career with Aveanna in the home health setting offers schedule flexibility, one-on-one care and the opportunity to make a real difference. We bring patients the care and support they need to live independently and safely in their place of residence, where they want to be. Essential Job Functions: Provides direct physical therapy according to directions of physical therapist and in accordance with the physician's plan of care. Communicates with and regularly updates the patient and/or caregiver regarding the plan of care. Provides skilled therapy services, treatments and procedures as appropriate for the patient's care and safety. Reports observations of the patient's condition to the designated supervisor(s), and/or the patient's physician, as appropriate. Treats clients to relieve pain and/or develop or restore function to maintain maximum performance. Provides skilled teaching to the patients, family members, and caregivers regarding the safe use of prosthetic, orthotic and assistive devices (i.e., canes, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.) Educates patients and caregivers in carry over regarding issues concerning rehabilitation and adaptation techniques needed for recovery. Collaborates with other service disciplines to discuss the patient plan of care. Plans for client's discharge, prepares discharge instructions, and communicates discharge plan with patients, family members, and caregivers. Participates in in-service programs. Reacts to change productively and performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned. Complies with ethical and professional standards of conduct as set forth by the American Physical Therapy Association Ensures confidentiality of patient records/information. Observes, records, and reports (1) signs and symptoms; (2) reactions to treatments and medications; and (3) any change in the patient's physical or emotional condition to the patient's physician and to the RN on the case if applicable, on a timely basis. Records clinical and progress notes at the time of the visit to ensure continuity of qualitative patient care on a timely basis. Completes daily report and any required documentation in a timely fashion to ensure agency operating schedules. Maintains consistent attendance. Submits all credentials in a timely manner. Aveanna Healthcare Offers: 401(k) with match Health, Dental and Vision Benefits for employees at 30+ hours Tuition Discounts and Reimbursement PTO, Sick Time, and Paid Holidays Requirements: Graduation from a Physical Therapist Assistant education program from an accredited university/program. Current, unrestricted state license as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the state of practice Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with policies and procedures Preferred: Strong organization and communication skills Attention to detail Time management Proven relationship-builder Experience in Home Health Therapy and completion of OASIS documentation Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Aveanna provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Aveanna HHH As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate. Notice for Job Applicants Residing in California

Keywords: Aveanna Healthcare, Smyrna , Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant PTA, Healthcare , Smyrna, Georgia

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