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Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: The Christ Hospital Health Network
Location: Covington
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Physical Therapist Assistant Shift: Part Time, Days This position will be scheduled approximately 12 hours per week and will be located at 1955 Dixie Hwy., Ft. Wright, KY 41011. Job Overview: Implement physical therapy treatment plans as designed by the physical therapist to restore function, prevent disability, reduce pain, and return the patient to his/her maximum function. Follow The Christ Hospital and department approved policies related to documentation, attendance, education, etc. Show respect and courtesy to all staff, patients, and visitors Job Responsibilities of a Physical Therapy Assistant include: Treatment: + Implements the treatment plan in collaboration with the treatment team to include exercise programs designed by the licensed physical therapist. + Re-measures and documents objective findings, per department policy, minimum of every fourth visit. + Records Pain Analogue Score every visit. + Supervises patient workouts on strengthening and cardiovascular equipment and notes response to treatment and/or changes in status. + Adheres to department safety standards and completes incident report when indicated. + Develops appropriate treatment programs with the physical therapists approval to progress toward goals and progresses programs appropriately. Documents progression appropriately. + Counsels patients and families regarding proper body mechanics, and home exercises, and documents appropriately in notes and/or patient-family education record. + Utilizes updated treatment techniques as evidenced by continuing education record/peer review. + Aware of and accommodating to walk-ins throughout the day. Communication: + Appropriate verbal/written communication with the physical therapist and other health care providers regarding patient treatment including the response to treatment, inquiries about the application of procedures, changes in program, and use of various equipment. + Consults with physical therapist when patient is not progressing appropriately and documents revised treatment plan or discharge of patient to Home Exercise Program in collaboration with physical therapist. Documentation: + Meets documentation benchmark of 90% on audits for department and 95% or greater for Medicare requirements. + Completes ALL patient related documentation, including encounter forms, accurately and in a timely manner. + Handwriting is neat and legible. Uses approved abbreviations per chart audits. + Complies with all The Christ Hospital, department and regulatory standards and guidelines. + Documents progression of exercise program as approved by physical therapist on flowsheet including resistance, repetitions, time and position and indicates skilled care. Professional Development: + Participates on performance improvement initiatives by fully assisting in the collection of data i.e., satisfaction surveys/outcome surveys or measures, and as assigned. + Able to articulate outcomes and improvements for department and organization. + Participates in educational in-services/opportunities to advance clinical knowledge/competencies per educational record. + Maintains positive working atmosphere and professional image per peer and manager review. + Completes mandatory education per The Christ Hospital/department/state requirements and maintains educational record. + Active participation in mentoring of fellow employees and orientation of new employees and interns as indicated. + Participates in community service activities associated with the department and organization, such as screenings and community lectures. + Participates in PT and PTA intern clinical programs and assists in providing a learning atmosphere for interns. Productivity/Department Management: + Clinician attains productivity benchmark as established at beginning of fiscal year. + Demonstrate good time management skills by making productive use of downtime: + Documentation is complete and up-to-date. + Involved in maintaining adequate inventory of supplies. + Proactive with cleaning and organization of clinic and staff office as noted on cleaning logs. + Notifies clinical engineering or other appropriate personnel for maintenance and repair of equipment. + Makes marketing visits to area physicians and maintains marketing log. + Demonstrates understanding of the revenue cycle as it pertains to clinicians by accurate and timely completion of encounter forms, copying and including treatment notes for BWC and MVA encounters. + Completes clerical requests for additional information in a timely manner. + Uses The Christ Hospital information services appropriately. + Promotes a positive atmosphere as evidenced by peer reviews. Education : Associate Degree, Major in Physical Therapist Assistant. Licenses & Certifications: Licensed by the State of Ohio, CPR certified. Experience: Prefer one year of outpatient experience, will consider new graduate. Required Skills & Knowledge: Personable, good communication skills, good manual skills.

Keywords: The Christ Hospital Health Network, Covington , Physical Therapist Assistant, Other , Covington, Kentucky

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