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PACE Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: San Ysidro Health
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is responsible for implementation of a program of physical therapy for PACE patients to help them to remain independent and live safely in the community. Essential Functions: Based on recommendations from the Physical Therapist implements a program of physical therapy for patients enrolled in PACE and accessing day services that may include therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular reeducation, rehabilitation services, functional activities, gait training, orthotics training, prosthesis and training. Make recommendations to the Physical Therapist to modify the program as needed based on the patient population. Perform assessments of patients to determine abilities. Based on recommendations from the Physical Therapist implements an individualized plan of care to decrease or eliminate disability, increase or maintain capability for independence, and develop function to a maximum level. Ensure that the individual plan of care is being followed. Provide therapies to include: muscle, nerve joint and functional ability tests; treatment to relieve pain, develop or restore function; and assistance to achieve and maintain maximum performance using physical means such as exercise, heat, sound, water, light or electricity. Guide patients and caregivers in the use of adaptive devices and therapeutic, creative and self-care activities for improving function. Evaluates the effectiveness of treatment and makes recommendations to modify goals as necessary. Record and sign treatments in the patient's health record. Ensure services provided are in a therapeutic setting conducive to restoring dignity and self-esteem to all patients. Assists Physical Therapist to ensure that required equipment and supplies for the physical therapy program are available or ordered as needed. Keeps abreast of all regulations and standards to ensure compliance with orders or directives issued by duly constituted government/regulatory agencies (PACE, CMS, DHCS, etc) Participate in training programs for staff and caregivers. Additional Duties and Responsibilities: Maintain and follow established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops. Adheres to and models SYHC's core values and behaviors of Excellence, Empowerment, Integrity and Respect. Adheres to SYHC and PACE attendance and punctuality policies and practices. Attend meetings as required and participate on committees as directed. Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. Job Requirements: Education Required: Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program PTA culminating in an Associates' Degree in Physical Therapy Education Preferred: Associates' Degree in Physical Therapy with a focus on Geriatric Population Certifications/Licenses Required: Licensed as Physical Therapist Assistant in CA Passing scores on national and state examinations. CA valid driver's license and reliable transportation Proof of current vehicle insurance (if applicable) Experience Required: At least two years field experience beyond completion of degree requirements Experience Preferred: Experience working with aged and disabled populations. Equipment Used: Parallel bars. Full-view mirror. Overhead pulley and weights. Set of training stairs. Treatment table Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and other ambulation aides. Physical Modalities agents such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation machines Bikes, treadmills and other exercise equipment. Technical Knowledge and Skills Required to Perform the Job: Bilingual: English/Spanish. Knowledge of principles and methods for treatment and rehabilitation of disabilities and functional impairments. Ingenuity and imagination in adapting modalities to individual needs. Familiarity with the Older Americans Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Area Agencies on Aging. Patience and strong interpersonal skills. Excellent oral, written, and computer skills. Ability to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships and to participate in a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary team, and strong interpersonal skills. Effort required: Physical Activities: Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, and stand for long periods. Occasional lifting of heavy objects. Working Traits: Commitment to long-term care in a community setting and promoting maximum patient independence and functional ability Working Conditions: May face hazards from moving heavy equipment and lifting patients or helping them turn, stand, or walk. May be required to attend meetings outside regular business hours. About UsSan Ysidro Health is a Federally Qualified Health Care organization committed to providing high quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable healthcare services for the entire family. The organization was founded by seven women in search ofmedical services for their families and community. Almost 50 years later, SanYsidro Health now provides innovative care to over 108,000 patients through avast and integrated network of 47 program sites across the county. San YsidroHealth could not serve our patients without the dedication of our passionateand hardworking employees. Apply today and become a part of our mission-driven team!San Ysidro Health has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, those such as employee selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, employee programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Other details Pay Type Hourly Apply Now

Keywords: San Ysidro Health, El Cajon , PACE Physical Therapy Assistant, Other , El Cajon, California

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