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Physical Therapist Assistant - BONUS

Company: VNA Health
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

$3,000 BonusJOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARYThe Physical Therapist assistant provides physical therapy services under the direction of the physical therapist and according to the physician's plan of care. Respects and promotes the mission, vision, and values of VNA Health.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESProvides direct physical therapy according to directions of physical therapist and in accordance with the physician's plan of care.Treats patient to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance.Directs and aids patients in active and passive therapeutic exercises, muscle reeducation, gait and functional training, transfer activities and prosthetic training.Utilizes physical agents, including, but not be limited to heat, cold, water, light, electricity, ultrasound and massage.Observes and reports to the physical therapist and the Organization personnel the patient's reaction to treatment and any changes in patient's condition.Instructs patients in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, and prosthetic or orthotic devices.Maintains necessary records; clinical notes and conference notes, which will be incorporated into the patient's clinical record in prescribed time frames.Participates in Organization Home Care Team Members meetings and Organization Inservice Education Program.Meets the average daily productivity standards as set by the agency.Assists with chart audits if schedule allows.Knowledge of state, federal, local and accreditation (CHAP) regulations for the delivery of home health services.Performs other duties as assigned.The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description. All clinical staff are expected to participate as needed in variable shifts, including weekend rotation per staffing needs and departmental holiday rotation.POSITION QUALIFICATIONSCurrent and active California Physical Therapist Assistant license.Minimum one year experience required. Community/home health or medical/surgical experience is preferred.Current CPR certification.Licensed driver with insured automobile - in accordance with state and/or organization requirements.Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSAbility to lift 50 lbs.Ability to push/pull 50 lbs.Ability to stoop, bend, and squat.Ability to walk up one flight of stairs.Ability to walk one mile.Ability to sit for one hour, minimum.Visual and audio acuity.XaGnxqmaM6

Keywords: VNA Health, Santa Barbara , Physical Therapist Assistant - BONUS, Healthcare , Santa Barbara, California

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