Job Details

Requisition Number 13-0397
Post Date 3/28/2013
Title Physical Therapy Assistant
Job Status Full Time - Per Visit
City Lafayette
State LA
Description Treating seniors with the compassion and quality of home care they deserve is not only part of the mission of Senior Home Care, it is at the very core of everything we do. Each year, the divisions of Senior Home Care deliver care to more than 50,000 seniors with personalized home health care programs created with the individual and their specific needs in mind. We are currently looking to add a dynamic Physical Therapist Assistant to our team.

• Assesses and evaluates therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status, and participates in the development of the total plan of care. Assesses home environment with licensed physical therapist.
• Instructs patients and families/caregivers in the use and care of therapeutic appliances.
• Reports to the physical therapist the patient’s reaction to treatment or changes in condition.
• Instructs other personnel and/or family/caregiver members in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with a patient, as well as instructing them as to the goals of the physical therapy program for the patient by participating in case conferences.
• Educates patient in the use of prosthetic device.
• Prepares and submits clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment of goals.
• Provides in-service education programs for nursing agency personnel as needed. Participates in consultation process.

The above statements are only meant 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.
Requirements • Possess a Physical Therapist Assistant associate degree by an accredited organization.
• Licensed to practice as a physical therapist assistant in the state of operation.
• Minimum of 1 year experience as a physical therapist assistant. Community/home health experience is preferred.
• Possess and maintain current CPR certification.

Ability to provide appropriate patient care which may involve lifting, moving, transferring, crouching, standing, etc. Applicants must have reliable transportation to be able to make home visits and be able to physically enter homes to provide care.
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