The Per Diem Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) provides age-appropriate services for adult to geriatric patients, under the direction and supervision of the Physical Therapist (PTA). The PTA assists in carrying out the treatment plan to individuals and groups as designed by the Physical Therapist, supervises treatment delivered by the PTA student or technician, provides patient/family instruction, participates in PI programs and documents services according to hospital and department policies and procedures. This position involves direct patient care.
Total Care Home Care, a part of LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and home and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.
Utilizes equipment in a proper and safe manner, reports broken or faulty equipment
Follows medical regimen developed for the patient, aware of and adheres to precautions (THR, TKR, Cardiac, Wound, etc.).
Utilizes safe treatment techniques including the following: transfers, positioning, feeding, splinting, paraffin bath, cryotherapy, etc.
Utilizes treatment approaches according to established PT protocols and policies.
Utilizes alternatives or other innovative approaches as needed.
Documents on the ID progress notes daily
Documents daily units of treatment on the charge sheet.
Serves as a member of the Performance Improvement team.
Actively participates in Department Team meetings
Participates in weekend and holiday rotation as needed.
Participates in student supervision as indicated.
Assists in the interview process for new therapy department employees as needed
Any other duties as assigned.
Formal Education: Bachelor's Degree
Experience: Less than 6 months
License, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement: Yes
Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapist Assistant and successful completion of the National Registry exam.
Recent graduates who have applied for the registration exam may be considered for provisional appointment.
Current Physical Therapist Assistant license in state of practice
Membership or certification in national association (as applicable).
Must be willing to accept all other duties as assigned.