Lifetime Care Physical Therapy Assistant Yates/Schuyler Full or Part Time in Enter City Here, New York

Description Under the direction of a NYS licensed Physical Therapist, provides physician ordered physical therapy services. Coordinates the physical therapy plan with the interdisciplinary team care plan.

Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Provides physician ordered physical therapy services as part of a care plan developed by a NYS licensed Physical Therapist.

  • Is responsible for completing, in a timely manner, all documentation including visits notes, renewal orders, and verbal orders.

  • Reflects progress or lack of goal achievement in all charting. Confers with physician and/or interdisciplinary team regarding patient response to therapy.

  • Evaluates home environment for changes needed to increase patient’s independence. Recommends equipment and assistive devices (ramps, bathroom aides, adaptive wheelchair) as appropriate.

  • Instructs patients and caregivers in therapeutic exercises, which may be used to improve the patient’s functional status.

  • Provides gait and ambulation training. Selects and instructs in the use of various assistive devices (orthotic appliances, crutches, walker, cane, etc.).

  • Treats patient’s physical deficits using clinically accepted therapeutic exercises. Specifies technique used in the plan of care. Communicated regularly with Physical Therapist (who oversees each patient’s Physical Therapy Plan of Care) regarding patient status.

  • Instructs patient and caregivers in safe transfers (bed, chair, commode etc.) using appropriate body mechanics and equipment (sliding board, Hoyer lift, trapeze, bath bench, etc.).

  • Attends scheduled interdisciplinary staff meetings and actively participate in treatment planning.

  • Participates in committees and program development, as needed.

  • Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies’ mission and values and adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct.

  • Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.

  • Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.

  • Performs other functions as assigned by management.

Requirements Associates degree from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program and current NYS PT Assistant licensure required. Minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience as a PT Assistant in an acute care facility and/or an acute intermediate rehabilitation facility. Must have ability to travel. Must demonstrate strong communication, documentation, computer, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills. Pre-employment physical examination and an annual health assessment as required by New York State Health Department.

Physical Requirements In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Requisition Number: 16-0882

Post Date: 7/20/2016

Title: Physical Therapy Assistant Yates/Schuyler Full or Part Time

Job Type: Full Time

City: Enter City Here

State: NY