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Physical Therapy Assistant-Home Care-Brick Twp.-Full Time-Benefits

Company: Hackensack University Medical Center
Location: Brick
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. At Hackensack Meridian Health at Home, we recognize our full- and part-time benefit eligible team members by offering a Total Rewards package including comprehensive Health Benefits , generous Paid Time Off , Travel Reimbursement as well as an investment in your future with a 401(k) match and Tuition Reimbursement. Per Diem team members are eligible to participate in the 401(k) match and Travel Reimbursement . At www.TeamHMH.com , you'll find the information, resources and tools that will help you to be successful at HMH. From great benefits and innovative wellness programs, to robust learning and development opportunities, we continue to cultivate an exceptional work environment where you can do the kind of work that leads to fulfillment and professional growth." Responsibilities Responsible for providing professional rehabilitation therapy, under the direct supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist to patients in their homes. This includes implementing an individual goal-oriented, established therapy plan of care, in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization and external organizations. Contribute to the development of an individualized treatment program based on the observation of the patient and caregiver. Provide ongoing treatment which is focused on time-oriented, functional and measurable short and long term goals established by the Physical Therapist. Monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions and alter treatment appropriately. Develop a rapport and mutual respect with the patient to foster an optimum environment for goal achievement. Implement the treatment plan using correct and appropriate clinical skills and techniques while maintaining safety in the home for both the patient and/or caregiver. Assure patient and/or caregiver focus on goals and discharge plan. Submit documentation per organization policy and assure it supports the need for continued skilled care in the home. Assure documentation includes details of communication and supervisory visits with the managing Physical Therapist. Provide comprehensive education to patients and/or caregivers based upon their identified needs in a timely manner that they are able to understand. Communicate effectively with patients and caregivers clearly in a succinct and easily understood manner. Contribute to the education of patient and/or caregiver in a written home exercise program. Document related treatment accurately and precisely in electronic medical record (EMR). Assure that service delivery follows the frequency and duration on the physician -s plan of care established by the managing Physical Therapist. Act as liaison amongst physician, Physical Therapy, nursing, MCP and other members of the health care team to ensure effective interdisciplinary coordination and communication, and appropriate input for resource referrals. Report patient-related concerns to supervising therapist in a timely manner. Discuss patient status regularly with supervising therapist to allow for progression/modification of treatment as needed to report patient concerns. Document case communication with other members of the health care team, as appropriate, throughout the patient -s course of care by use of secure messaging within the EMR or other available means. Participate in discharge planning throughout the patient -s course of care. Address problem areas appropriately with both the patient and managing Physical Therapist in order to progress toward achievement of established goals. Comply with the scope of practice for the PTA, including review of PT evaluation with supervising therapist prior to first revisit. PT will re-assess patient every six visits or fourteen days. Respond to all voice mail and secure messages in a timely manner. Assure scheduling requirements are completed in an accurate and timely manner by updating and submitting new and changed schedules through the appropriate system. Meet productivity standards on a consistent basis. Communicate effectively with patients to ensure timeliness of scheduled visits. Participate in team meetings, in-services, interdisciplinary meetings, training programs and caseload reviews. Have knowledge of and ability to use and assist patients with varying DME as a component of the plan of care including, but not limited to, wheelchairs, mechanical lifts, slings, splints, prosthesis and orthoses, hospital beds and ambulatory devices. Other duties and/or projects as assigned. Demonstrate flexibility with job responsibilities in all areas. Lifts a minimum of 50 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 50 lbs. and stands a minimum of 8 hours a day. Qualifications Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Completion of Two-Year Physical Therapist Assistant Program Obtained in a CAPTE Accredited Two-Year Associate Degree Program One (1) or More Years Experience Proficient in Google Workspace Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: Licenses and Certifications Required: Licensure or Certification by the N.J. Board of Medical Registration Strong sense of accountability, exceptional focus, teamwork, dedication to ongoing education and the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care and service, based on a strong sense of patient focus are required. If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today! 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-Home Care-Brick Twp.-Full Time-Benefits, Other , Brick, New Jersey

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