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ASSISTANT, PHYSICAL THERAPY

Company: Catholic Health Services
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Description: CATHOLIC HOME HEALTH OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN SEARCH OF A PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT SERVING MIAMI AREASummary & ObjectiveThe Assistant, Physical Therapist is responsible to provide direct and indirect physical therapy services primarily on a visiting and intermittent basis in the patient's home in accordance with the policies and procedures of Catholic Home Health Services of Broward, Inc.Essential Functions

  • Provide therapy services planned, delegated and supervised by the qualified Physical Therapist consistent with the patient's approved Plan of Care (POC).
  • Observe patients during treatment, compiles data and report patient's progress to Physical Therapist.
  • Act as a liaison and maintains contact with patients, Physical Therapist, Clinical Manager(s), other members of the healthcare team and the community in assuring effective care coordination and appropriate resource referrals.
  • Recommend to Physical Therapist possible modification to existing physical therapy care plans and training needs to achieve maximum results.
  • Teach client and family transfer techniques appropriate to client abilities. Instruct on use of equipment.
  • Accurately and thoroughly document patient care observations, interventions and evaluation on the day services are rendered. Assist qualified Therapist with preparation of patient progress notes.
  • Apply concepts of agency's infection control plan and universal precaution in coordination/performing client cares activities to protect both patient and staff (OSHA). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.Other Duties
    • Complete appropriate documentation in a timely manner to assure compliance with agency policy.
    • Demonstrate commitment and professional growth by participating in in-service programs and maintaining/improving competency.
    • Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct in relation to information that is confidential in nature. Share information only when recipient's right to access is clearly established and sharing of such information is in the best interest of the patient.
    • Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the agency/licensing board
    • Maintain your required licenses, certifications and mandatory skill updates.
    • Comply with all policies, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
    • Provide other duties of healthcare team member
    • Perform other duties as assignedSupervisory Responsibility
      • May serve as an interim department leader depending on needPhysical Requirements
        • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push/pull up to 250+ pounds, walk, climb stair or ladders, stand on feet for extended periods of time, etc.DisclaimerThe job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.EEOC StatementCHS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.PM19 Requirements: Knowledge & Experience Requirements
          • At least 1 year or more with current/active Florida State Professional License
          • Must be a graduate of Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant School.
          • Knowledgeable of AHCA Regulations, Medicare COP's Guidelines
          • Proficient with use of computers.
          • Ability & willingness to work a flexible schedule
          • Excellent oral and communication skills
          • Must have knowledge of computer office/clinical software
          • Must be able to read, write and understand the English language

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Keywords: Catholic Health Services, Fort Lauderdale , ASSISTANT, PHYSICAL THERAPY, Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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