Detail of : Physical Therapy Assistant Home Health Job Opening in Saint Clairsville
Administers the physical therapy treatments as directed
by a physical therapist; reports changes in condition or unexpected response;
maintains equipment in department in an orderly fashion and supervises the
physical therapy aide.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE: 1.
year Associate of Arts Degree from a Physical Therapy Assistant College or
program, or having met the grandfather clause for Licensed Physical Therapy Assistants
in the state of West Virginia.
licensure in the state of West Virginia as Licensed Physical Therapy
for membership in the American Physical Therapy Association.
valid WV or neighboring state drivers license and must maintain WV or
neighboring state minimum auto insurance
have reliable vehicle.
year of experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: EXPERIENCE: 1.
One year home health physical therapy
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being
performed by people assigned to this position. They are
not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be
Performs all physical therapy
assistant criteria as outlined on physical therapy assistant skills list as
it relates to Physical Therapy.
Provides care, based on physical,
psychosocial, communication, safety, education level, and related criteria
for the infant, pediatric,
adolescent, adult, geriatric patient per the established age-specific
education/standard. Separate competency will be
completed prior to caring for infants, pediatrics, or adolescents.
Assesses, reports, and records changes
in condition and reaction to treatment as per policy and procedure.
Obtains accurate pulses, blood
pressure, and respiration rate.
Performs the treatment plan as
implemented by the physical therapist.
Demonstrates the skills to gait
transfer train patients as implemented by the physical therapist.
Delivers effective therapeutic
exercises as prescribed by the physical therapist.
Appropriately position patients and
operate exercise equipment including isotonic, isokinetic, isometak, and CPM devises as directed by the physical
Effectively teach home programs
designed by the physical therapist.
Operates wheelchairs, hospital beds,
lifting devices, and patient chairs in a safe manner.
Manages oxygen equipment including portable
tanks, long cords, nasal canula, and masks as per
standard of care as it relates to physical therapy.
Complies with Home Health regulations,
policies, and procedures for physical therapy, including but not limited to
Documents patient status and care or
services furnished in appropriate areas as defined by the documentation
policy and procedure.
Performs CPR when directed by
patients/appropriate representatives wishes.
Displays safe, efficient, and prudent
use and maintenance of D.M.E. and medical supplies and adaptive equipment.
Demonstrates knowledge of the supply
requisition systems as per policy and procedure.
according to specific standards.
Performs and monitors patient teaching
according to the policy and procedures.
Coordinates the care team in order to
facilitate a change in the level of care in compliance with the change in
level of care standard.
Identifies the stages of death and
Reports on healthcare concerns or
changes in condition to physical therapist and/or RN.
physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Must be able to lift, move, and position
patients of all weights with varying amounts of assistance in a fair manner
on a regular and recurring basis.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
occasionally, 20 pounds frequently, and 10 pounds constantly.
Frequent walk, stand, stoop, kneel, reach,
push, pull, and lift are all necessary body movements utilized in performing
duties throughout the work shift.
ENVIRONMENT: The work
environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Exposure to bodily fluids, human tissues,
contagious diseases, sharps, and explosive gases.
Exposure to cleaning agents and
Exposure to toxic gases, fumes, and
Exposure to high stress and constant
Exposure to electrical current.
Exposure to radiation from x-rays.
Exposure to wind, rain, snow, sleet,
mud, high and low temperatures, animals and insects, and hazardous roadways.
The majority of work is performed in the patients home and may require
Subject to unpredictable situations. May be exposed to adverse or unpleasant home environments.
AND ABILITIES: 1.
Must have strong communication skills,
written and verbal.
Must have effective reading and
be able to follow direction.
be able to identify problems and relay this to the physical therapist.
knowledge of and compliance with safety policies and procedures.
of Understanding: I fully
understand and accept all information presented on my job description, which
includes both general and specific duties and responsibilities.
Employee Name (print): Employee Signature
Reviewed/Revised: December 2020
If your qualification is matched with the requirement above, please submit your online application directly through WVUHS Home Care LLC system at :
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