To assist in providing appropriate aspects of quality patient care under the supervision of licensed therapists.
Graduate of an approved Physical Therapy Assistant curriculum.
Is in good standing with all regulatory agencies and licensing boards.
Working knowledge of Medicare and other payor sources.
Full knowledge of resident's rights.
Current, active license as Physical Therapist, and is able to practice unencumbered.
CPR Certification, as required for license renewal.
Experience in long term care preferred
Able to work on multiple tasks at the same time.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Implements and executes on established patient treatment plan under the supervision of a therapist.
Communicates with patients, families, referring physicians and other members of the team.
Provides timely written documentation per facility and department requirements.
Develops and enhances clinical and professional skills through knowledge and professional associations.
Communicates with patients, families and other clinical staff of treatment variations.
Provides timely written documentation as required by insurance provider to meet licensing, certification, regulatory, reimbursement requirements and physician treatment plan.
Supports and participates in department operations and development.
Reports any changes in patient status or needs to supervising therapist on a timely basis.
Prepares and submits patient charges accurately to provide appropriate billing information.
Provides patient screens upon admission by identifying appropriate interventions for treatment.
Uses professional judgment to ensure safety of self, patients and others at all times.
Achieves quality patient care through interdisciplinary co-op, teamwork and effective communication.
Attends required meetings as designated by the Director of Rehab and/or Regional Manager.
Effectively communicates with Therapists concerning patients response to treatment plan. Provides constructive feedback to rehab techs/aides.
Attends in-services, training sessions or other educational presentations.
Coordinates treatment goals with other team members.
Maintains valid licensure, certification or equivalent as requested by appropriate state agency.
Maintains awareness of patient and community needs, conditions, and programs.
Pine Creek Care Center