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Physical Therapy Assistant - Home Health

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Turlock
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview:
The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) is a State-approved professional health care worker who provides specialized tasks within the established plan of a licensed Physical Therapist (PT). The PTA performs selected measurement procedures and implements treatment programs for home health and hospice patients who have been evaluated by a Physical Therapist. The PTA is responsible for documentation of patient care activities provided and performs special projects as assigned.

  • Education:
    Graduate of approved school for Physical Therapy Assistants, as defined by the board, with documentation of approval to practice as a PTA by the Physical Therapy Board of California.

    • Experience:
      Minimum of one year of experience in acute care, home health or community health setting is required. One year of experience in a home health setting is preferred. Direct patient care experience within the past five years required.

      • Licensure:
        Certificate from the Physical Therapy Board of California documenting approval to practice as a Physical Therapy

        Assistant. Must possess current BLS/CPR certification, and valid California Driver's license with proof of current auto


        • Knowledge:
          Exhibits excellent oral and written communication skills in English (both verbal and written); legible handwriting for documentation of patient records in a clear and concise manner. Basic understanding of home care services, clinical standards of physical therapy care and practice, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, JCAHO home health accreditation requirements, QI audits, infection control, and reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payors.

          • Special Skills/Equipment:
            Self-starter with high degree of initiative, motivation, flexibility and creativity. Ability to form harmonious working relationships with internal and external customers, excellent collaborative and problem solving skills with staff, customers and management. Must have ability to work independently with sound judgment in providing patient care, demonstrated

            "**Sign-On Bonus Available to external candidates - in accordance with Sutter Health policy**"
            Organization:Sutter Care at Home
            Employee Status: Regular
            Benefits: Yes
            Position Status: Non-Exempt
            Union: No
            Job Shift: Day
            Shift Hours:8 Hour Shift
            Days of the Week Scheduled:Monday-Friday
            Weekend Requirements: None
            Schedule: Full Time
            Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:80
            Applications Accepted:All Applications Accepted
            Schedule/Shift: Full Time/ Day

Keywords: Sutter Health, Turlock , Physical Therapy Assistant - Home Health, Healthcare , Turlock, California

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