Physical Therapy Assistant/ PTA (Home Health)
Friendship is currently looking for a Physical Therapy Assistant to provide one on one patient care to individuals in Nashville (and surrounding areas) as well as Dickson surrounding areas. Please note that this position will require you to travel.
Friendship Home Healthcare and Angel Private Duty
“Extending the helping hand of Friendship to all."
We want to put YOUR professional skills to work for OUR community!
At Friendship, we believe that caring is more than just a job, it’s a way of life. This is why our caregivers mean so much to the people, families and organizations they care for. Our employees have so much to offer, just like you! Friendship is looking for people who genuinely care and want to make a difference in the lives of others; people who are committed to the highest standards of integrity, quality and reliability. At Friendship, our employees are more than just caregivers — they’re the people our customers count on to truly care. Experience a most rewarding career with Friendship!
MISSION: To provide high quality, cost effective home care services consistent with the highest standards of practice regardless of financial profit.
Physical Therapy Assistant is dedicated to providing high quality professional physical therapy services on an intermittent basis in a home care setting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Treats patients to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performances, using physical means, such as exercises, massage, heat, water, light, and electricity.
- Directs and aids patients in active and passive exercise, muscle re-education, and gait and functional training activities of daily living including transfer activities and prosthetic training.
- Utilizes equipment such as ultra sound, low/high voltage generators, moist hot packs, ice packs, and percussion.
- Observes, records, and reports to the attending physician and other staff, the patient’s reactions to treatment and any changes in the patient’s condition or plan of care.
- Instructs patients and their caregivers when applicable in the care and proper use of equipment and devices such as wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, prosthetic and orthotic devices.
- Instructs other health team personnel, patients, and or caregivers in certain phases of therapeutic exercises with which they may work with the patient, such as transfer, exercise program, appliance use, ADL, gait training, etc.
- Instructs the patient, caregiver or agency staff involved in assisting the patient, in self-exercise programs, when applicable.
- Schedules and conducts patient visits according to the patient needs and physician orders.
- Documents appropriate progress and clinical notes noting patient’s response to therapy.
- Confers with other disciplines as needed.
- Participates in Agency continuing education and in-service/training programs and attends scheduled staff meetings as required and provides or participates in staff training programs as assigned. Presents documentation of external training to Agency for continuing education requirements.
- Completes and submits visit documentation and daily visit reports/time sheets in a timely manner.
- Provides proper notification and/or advance notice of absence or tardiness without abuse.
- Maintains a positive relationship with patient, caregivers, physicians, and co-workers.
- Maintains established agency policies and procedures, objectives, the performance improvement program, safety, environmental, and infection control policies.
- Participates willingly with special projects and/or overtime work when requested.
- Maintains and protects client and employee confidentiality.
- Uses equipment and supplies in a cost-effective manner.
- Serves as a resource to co-workers.
- Performs other duties as assigned.