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Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: Hackensack University Medical Center
Location: Holmdel
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Overview How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system. As part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver patient-centered physical rehabilitation services to patients, supports Physical Therapist in treatment procedures. Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA) are required to have supervision from a Physical Therapist to deliver services. PTAs communicates thoroughly and regularly with Physical Therapists to ensure delivery of plan of care. Completes all required documentation as per state/federal and facility guidelines. Responsibilities 1. Demonstrate team approach to problem solving through frequent communication and collaboration on complex issues to provide appropriate care. 2. Ensures operation of equipment by using equipment consistent with equipment specifications; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; and calling for repairs. 3. Participates and represents Harborage and PT staff on committees, as requested by supervisors. 4. Demonstrates appropriate knowledge in assessing the need for durable medical equipment for patients. Follows through with appropriate professionals to ensure proper fitting and educates patient on proper usage. 5. Maintains professional competence and keeps current with Physical Therapy trends through participation in continuing education, in-service programs, and professional staff sessions. 6. Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements. 7. Fosters good relationships and communications with all Team Members, physicians, patients, family/significant others and visitors. 8. Assists with new Team Member (TM) orientation and provide key experiences to prepare TM for independent performance of essential job functions. Problems are reported to designated Supervisor promptly. 9. Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. 10. Instructs, encourages, and assists patients to carry out plan of care, specific to patient's needs and goals established by the supervising Physical Therapist(s). 11. Models and maintains safe environment to deliver services for patient, self, and healthcare team. Employs correct body mechanics during all activities. 12. Demonstrates and implements evidence-based treatment techniques and skills with patients. Maintains professional competence and keeps current with Physical Therapy trends. 13. Continuously monitors patient's response to treatment and adjusts treatment accordingly in consultation with Physical Therapist. 14. Identifies and reports any real or potential problems regarding the development or admin.of patient care. 15. Assists with discharge planning by collaborating with physicians, nurses, social workers, supervising physical therapist(s), and other healthcare providers. 16. Contributes to patient care conferences. 17. Completes all documentation accurately and in a timely manner, consistent with all state regulations. Qualifications Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Completion of an accredited program 2. Current with all Continuing Education (CE) requirements 3. Perform clinical care professionally 4. Serve as patient advocate and role model to other Team Members 5. Deliver patient care with minimal disruptions and obstacles 6. Ability to effectively work on a multidisciplinary team Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 1. Computer skills, including Microsoft Office 2. Long-term care facility experience 3. Prior work experience with geriatric and disabled populations. 4. Bi-lingual (Spanish) Licenses and Certifications Required: 1. Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. Our Network Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is a Mandatory COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccination Facility As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.

Keywords: Hackensack University Medical Center, Brick , Physical Therapy Assistant, Other , Holmdel, New Jersey

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