Physical Therapist Assistant, PTA, Home Health

Physical Therapist Assistant, PTA, Home Health

Choice Home Health | Santa Cruz, CA, 95061, US
Salary Range:$53,000 – $71,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 9 days ago

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Overview: (Choice Home Health, Focus Health, San Diego Home Health Care) Be an Integral Part of our Exciting Growth and Dynamic Team! Ask us about our Company Vehicle Program with PAID GAS CARD! **This Person will treat patients in the following cities: Santa Cruz Who are we? Click the link below to hear about our culture: Elevate Home Health’s culture did not just manifest itself out of thin air, as we have a clear mission and values. These values are branded into all of the company’s internal communications. Our leaders are visible and accessible with an “open door” policy and support employee growth, feedback, and ideas so that each employee feels valued and heard. Elevate Home Health is a division of Covenant Care. Our unique focus on our patient-centered care, evidenced-based medicine and technology-forward approach, empowers our patients to achieve their optimal level of independence. We are a home health service provider enhancing the continuity of care for the patients we serve. Our multidisciplinary services are a holistic approach to our service delivery in the comfort of the patient’s home – the place where patients want to be but often need your help to stay there independently. Our mission is help them achieve that goal – is that your mission too? We know you have a choice. At Elevate Home Heath, our ratings are higher than the national average, leading to improved patient outcomes, increased patient satisfaction and fewer visits to the hospital. Patient-centered and compassionate care is at the core of everything we do. Who are we Seeking? You truly want to make a difference in the lives of your patients and their families. The Home Health field is growing now more than ever, and you want to be on the cutting edge of healthcare. You are a clinician who enjoys independence and autonomy and appreciates technology that allows you to focus on patient care. You want to treat one patient at a time. You want a work-life balance with flexible scheduling. You have the compassion to create rewarding patient relationships. Curious About our Benefits? As a full-time employee, you’ll enjoy comprehensive benefits and employee programs: Excellent pay, including 23 days PTO per year Health, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability Continuing education & tuition assistance Generous referral bonus program Flexible scheduling What Will you be Tasked With? Provides direct physical therapy according to the physical therapist and in accordance to the Health Care Providers plan of care. Reports significant changes in the patient’s condition (physical or emotional), safety concerns, unusual occurrences, and adverse effects of medical devices to the physical therapist or nurse manager promptly. Promotes patient safety and informs the physical therapist and/or designated RN and/or Administrator of any falls or safety problems and documents accordingly. Provides patients and families with information, support and encouragement to help motivate them in their progress and accepts and adjusts positively to physical, mental, and social limitations. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of physical therapy and provides physical therapy assistant services in accordance with the Health Care Provider’s plan of care. Utilizes physical agents, including but not limited to heat, cold, water, light, electricity, ultrasound and massage as directed on plan of care. Observes, records and reports to the Physical Therapist, Clinical Manager and Health Care Provider the patient’s treatment, response on a timely basis. Directs and aids patient/CG in active and passive therapeutic exercises, muscle reeducation, gait and functional training, transfer activities and prosthetic training Helps the family accept responsibility for providing care and communicates concerns/problems to the physical therapist promptly. Completes clear concise and accurate clinical notes, which document skilled services appropriately, and submits all requested documentations on a timely basis (24hr). Participates in performance improvement activities, case conferences, in-services and staff meetings as requested. Assists physical therapist and/or patients to obtain needed DME/supplies in accordance with the Health Care Provider’s plan of care and recommends safety modifications as indicated. Uses proper infection prevention and control procedures, universal precautions and safety measures. Adheres to agency’s policies and procedures. Provides and documents services in accordance with applicable State, Federal, Medicare, Medical regulations and standards and third party payer guidelines. IN20 Environmental Conditions and Physical Requirements Driving or riding in a motor vehicle, standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching and stretching. Our Monterey Home Health Branch Treats Patients in the Following Cities: Monterey Santa Cruz Watsonville/Hollister Salinas King City Minimum Requirements: Current license as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the state of practice. At least one year of work experience under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Home Health experience preferred. Must have a vehicle, current driver’s license and appropriate automobile insurance. Ability to make home visits and provide physical therapy evaluations and treatments in the home environment, complete documentation effectively and submit in a timely manner. Preferred Requirements: Home health experience Home Care Home Base documentation experience Essential qualities and attributes: Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Team attitude Flexibility