Ecumen Home Care-Lakeshore seeks a Physical Therapy Assistant to join its team. Ecumen Home Care-Lakeshore provides in-home and community based services in the Minnesota Duluth area and is located in Duluth, Minnesota. Ecumen creates home for older adults wherever they choose to live. Our employees are dedicated to empowering our customers to lead richer, fuller lives and have consistently recognized Ecumen as a "Best Place to Work," an award by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.
This position assists the physical therapists in the implementation of patient rehabilitation programs to help improve patient mobility, function and strength.
Essential job responsibilities include:
Identifies patient care issues by interviewing patients, performing physical examinations and reviewing therapy history.Performs therapeutic procedures by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities; and in using supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses under the direction of the Physical Therapist.Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; promoting wellness and health maintenance.Documents patient care services by recording progress during therapy sessions, measures and tracks range of motion.Cleans and prepares equipment for therapy session, straightens and cleans rooms.Maintains supplies.Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Minimum Required Qualifications:
High school dipolma or GED
Previous experience working in a Physical Therapy department
Licensure/Certification: as required by the state
Current valid driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance, if applicable
Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats
Must be flexible and adaptable to changing situations including able to work irregular hours, attend meetings and special events
Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident's Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations
Equal Opportunity Employer
Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.
We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.