Assists with treatments of patients, which includes utilizing modalities and teaching specific exercises, mobility transfer, and gait training under the supervision of a Physical Therapist. Maintains up-to-date written and verbal communications with all personnel involved with the patient.
Provides and progresses patient treatment based on therapist's evaluation and plan of care. Treatments include patient education, exercise, gait training, mobility and transfer skills, balance and coordination activities, use of modalities, soft-tissue/joint mobilization, and orthotic/prosthetic training.
Manages own caseload, including scheduling and informing supervisor of coverage needs.
Teaches appropriate treatment procedures and supportive activities to patients and caregivers and develops plan for obtaining adaptive devices as needed.
Provides on-going assessment of patient's response to treatments and teaching. Discusses caseload issues and changes in case census to the supervisor. Communicates problems so a plan of action can be developed.
Plans for patient discharge including providing written home programs, educating patient and family, and ordering equipment with direction of supervising therapist.
Maintains and updates accurate clinical and patient records according to agency, state and federal guidelines.
Interprets information concerning agency services and programs to patients and families.
Cleans up after patient treatment, putting away equipment and keeping area neat and orderly.
Follows published policies and procedures and regularly monitors changes or additions to them.
Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.
Full-time hourly Home Health Physical Therapy Assistant position supporting the Fox Valley / Oshkosh / FDL patient service market. Usual office hours are 7:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Licenses & Certifications
A valid drivers license issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles, and
Physical Therapist Assistant license issued by the state of Wisconsin, and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.
Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy.
Required Functional Experience
Typically requires 2 years of experience in physical therapy assisting within home health care, hospital acute care or other relevant environment.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated proficiency in clinical skills with the ability to work independently and make sound judgments.Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assignment.Good human relations, organization, problem solving, and decision-making skills.Displays initiative, versatility, and positive interpersonal skills.Intermediate computer skills.