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Physical Therapist Assistant

interface rehab, inc - Placentia, CA

Posted a month ago

Job Summary


interface rehab, inc. (“interface” or “Company”) is looking for a caring, dedicated physical therapist license applicant to provide quality care to the residents. Under the direction of a licensed physical therapist, the Physical Therapist Assistant (“PTA”) evaluates and treats patients/residents, communicates with their families, physicians, and other health team members, and maintains all necessary documentation of services in the patient’s medical records. Physical therapy services include: treatment planning & implementation, discharge planning, testing patients’ physical abilities, analyzing rehabilitation goals, and consulting with the rehab team and other health team members to coordinate the most effective treatment program.


The Company

interface rehab, inc. is a patient-driven, innovative, long-term contract and full-service rehabilitation company that was established in 1995. We provide physical, speech, and occupational therapy services in various long-term care, skilled nursing, and acute care facilities.


We are a team of individuals committed to supporting each other, encouraging team members’ professional and personal growth, and continuously learning new skills so that we can provide top quality care to our clients and their patients. Because our success depends upon the dedication of our employees, we are highly selective in choosing new members of our team.


Responsibilities and Duties


Essential Responsibilities and Expectations


  • Under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist:

    • Treat patients according to treatment plan approved by physician

    • Communicate regularly with supervisor, other members of the rehabilitation team, and nursing staff regarding patient treatment plan, progress, and prognosis

    • Review evaluations, daily treatment notes, weekly progress notes,14-day progress report to the physician, and discharge summaries, as needed, per Company and facility policy and procedure

    • Complete all required documentation for your treatments prior to leaving the facility

    • Educate patient families and facility nursing staff in treatment and any applicable maintenance programs

    • Secure necessary durable medical equipment (e.g., orthoses, walkers, canes elevated toilet seats, and grab bars) for patients to facilitate independent mobility

    • Submit all billing logs and necessary information on a timely basis

  • Report any problem areas/equipment within each facility to the appropriate supervisor immediately

  • Comply with State Licensing Board of California, Title 22, CMS, and California Labor Board guidelines

  • Comply with Company and facility rules, policies and procedures

  • Comply with all applicable safety rules, policies, and procedures

Additional Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, provide necessary training and guidance to student interns as assigned, including:

    • Supervising students during the internship

    • Providing clearly defined, career-related (i.e., non-clerical) responsibilities and tasks in accordance with the students’ academic programs

    • Informing student interns about and ensuring their compliance with Company, facility, state, and federal guidelines, and

    • Completing any paperwork required by the Company or the students’ academic program

  • Assume other duties as assigned

Physical and Mental Requirements

These physical and mental demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the PTA. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the PTA.


  • Report to work regularly and on-time

  • Ability to travel, as required

  • See projects through to completion

  • Ability to bend, reach, squat, move as required by patient treatment plans

  • Ability to transfer or assist in transfer of up to 100 lbs.

  • Ability to stand and/or work 80% of an 8-hour shift

  • Visual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functions

  • Ability to operate standard rehabilitation therapy equipment

Workplace Environment

The PTA will primarily be working in a skilled nursing facility. This is an active patient care environment. This environment has no unusual exposures but safety precautions must be taken at all times.


Qualifications and Skills

To perform the PTA job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the PTA. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Required

  • Licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State of California

  • Valid CPR certification

  • A completed physical examination from a licensed physician

  • Negative TB skin test within the past year OR a clear Chest X-ray within the past five years

  • Ability to gather and analyze information in a timely and skillful manner

  • Ability to manage time efficiently

  • Resourceful, problem-solving attitude

  • Proactive attitude and work-style

  • Ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality

  • A customer-service focused attitude

Preferred

  • Natural interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong detail-oriented and resourceful mindset

  • Able to work well in a diverse environment

  • Accept and act upon constructive feedback

Compensation

interface offers a competitive hourly rate and also one of the best benefits packages in the industry. There is opportunity for advancement and increased responsibilities and compensation within the role.


Disclaimer

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the PTA position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

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