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Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant PTA Full Time

Job Details

Requisition #:
193703

Location:
Waukesha, WI 53189

Category:
PT

Salary:
$28.00 - $38.00 per hour

Position Details

Position Overview

As an Aveanna Physical Therapy Assistant you will utilize your clinical expertise to provide skilled education, treatment, and interventions as directed by the Physician in the home health plan of care. You will collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, receiving and providing pertinent updates to optimize patient well-being.

Full-Time visits needed for Waukesha, WI and the surrounding communities

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides direct physical therapy according to directions of physical therapist and in accordance with the physician’s plan of care.
  • Communicates with and regularly updates the patient and/or caregiver regarding the plan of care.
  • Provides skilled therapy services, treatments and procedures as appropriate for the patient’s care and safety. 
  • Reports observations of the patient’s condition to the designated supervisor(s), and/or the patient’s physician, as appropriate.
  • Treats clients to relieve pain and/or develop or restore function to maintain maximum performance.
  • Provides skilled teaching to the patients, family members, and caregivers regarding the safe use of prosthetic, orthotic and assistive devices (i.e., canes, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.) 
  • Educates patients and caregivers in carry over regarding issues concerning rehabilitation and adaptation techniques needed for recovery.
  • Collaborates with other service disciplines to discuss the patient plan of care.
  • Plans for client’s discharge, prepares discharge instructions, and communicates discharge plan with patients, family members, and caregivers.
  • Participates in in-service programs.
  • Reacts to change productively and performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned.
  • Complies with ethical and professional standards of conduct as set forth by the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Ensures confidentiality of patient records/information. Observes, records, and reports (1) signs and symptoms; (2) reactions to treatments and medications; and (3) any change in the patient’s physical or emotional condition to the patient’s physician and to the RN on the case if applicable, on a timely basis.
  • Records clinical and progress notes at the time of the visit to ensure continuity of qualitative patient care on a timely basis.
  • Completes daily report and any required documentation in a timely fashion to ensure agency operating schedules.
  • Maintains consistent attendance.
  • Submits all credentials in a timely manner.
  • Performs all responsibilities in a professional manner

Requirements:

  • Graduation from a Physical Therapist Assistant education program from an accredited university/program.
  • Current, unrestricted state license as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the state of practice
  • Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with policies and procedures
  • Valid CPR and State Drivers License 

As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.

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Why work for Aveanna?

  • Thorough training
  • Flexible schedules
  • Electronic charting
  • Access to a clinical supervisor 24/7
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Weekly pay via multiple payment options