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Physical Therapist Assistant

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Vineland, NJ 08360


$45.00 - $55.00 per hour

Position Details

Job DescriptionPosition Overview
As directed and supervised by a licensed Physical Therapist, the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is responsible for provision of appropriate, timely and accurate treatments and/or screens of patients, for demonstrating consistency in clinical judgement and behavior, and for effectively communicating with both the Physical therapist and office staff. The Physical Therapist Assistant is also expected to adhere to all policies, procedures and professional standards of practice; support program growth through program development and implementation; meet productivity standards and contribute to a positive work environment that is compatible to achieving organizational goals.

Essential Job Functions
• Provide physical therapy services as prescribed by the physician under the direction of a licensed physical therapist
• Follow policies and procedures and conforms to all applicable patient care standards, licensure regulations and state laws
• Carries out appropriate techniques according to identified goals and treatment programs.
• Administers care to ensure safety for the patient
• Participate in coordination of services (including discharge planning), with health care teams, physicians, parent/guardians, nurses, and appropriate others.
• Shares knowledge with others and facilitates learning experiences which result in improved performance of targeted learner groups
• Documents according to policy and procedure and requires minimal supervision or instruction.
o Documents effectively resulting in no technical or clinical denials subsequent to review of documentation by payers
• Update self on the patient's clinical condition
• Maintain effective communication between Physical therapist, staff, health care team members, and family
• Ensures continued professional development through participation in continuing education programs.
• Records hours worked, billable time and other required data according to Company policy
o Turns in time slips and clinical documentation on a weekly basis
• Serves as a resource consultant for physical therapist and clinical staff

• Associate’s Degree from accredited physical therapy assistant program
• Current, unrestricted state license as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the state of practice
• Current CPR certification
• Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with policies and procedures

Additional state specific requirements:
• Continuing Education as required by state

• One (1) year of recent experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant in an acute care or rehab setting
• Pediatric experience

Other Skills/Abilities
• Attention to detail
• Time Management
• Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution
• Good organization and communication skills

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English
• Must be able to travel
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds
• Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance
• Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting
• Must be able to sit and climb stairs
• Must have visual and hearing acuity
• Must have strong sense of smell and touch
• Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance
• Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport

• Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions
• Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases

Other Duties
• Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Aveanna provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Aveanna complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 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.

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.


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