Physical Therapist Assistant

Job Number
201782
Banner Home Care and Hospice
Shift
Day
Department
Banner Home Care and Hospice - Payson Home Health
Position Type
PT: Part-Time
Street Address
807 S Ponderosa St
City & State
US-AZ-Payson
Posting Category
Rehab / Therapy
New Grad
No

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Banner Home Care Payson was named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States!!  Our staff takes pride in what they do each and every day. The clinical and administrative staff focus on the community and the well-being of the patients we serve. 

 

We are seeking an experienced, compassionate, and independent Physical Therapist Assistant to provide 1:1 patient care for our Home Care patients in Payson! Potential new hires receive a comprehensive Home Health orientation a combination of learning our electronic patient charting system and conducting ride along with seasoned Banner Home Health Rehab staff.

 

We offer competitive compensation and total rewards package!  In addition to:

  • Available visits all year around!!
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Autonomous work environment 
  • Company Cell Phones

 

This position will provide care to Banner home care patients residing in Payson!

 

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About Banner Home Care and Hospice
Ranked in the top 25 percent of all home care agencies in the United States, Banner Home Care is the largest nonprofit, free-standing home care agency in Arizona. We provide intermittent health care for patients of all ages in the comfort of their home. Our home care team is experienced, compassionate and professional, and the results prove that Banner Home Care measures better than the national and Arizona average in almost all Medicare Quality Compare patient satisfaction results.

About Banner Hospice
Banner Hospice have been providing comfort care for the past 10 years in the Phoenix Metro area. The goal is to support quality of life, honor the wishes of patients, maintain the dignity of the individual and support the family through their grieving process. Inpatient Home care is also available for respite care and symptom management. The Banner Hospice Team can provide comfort to the patient and family by alleviating symptoms, by providing meaningful help and by creating an environment to develop lasting final memories.

 

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position is responsible for the administration of physical therapy treatment under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, in accordance with physician referral, state and local organizational standards, regulatory agencies, and established departmental policies and procedures. This position demonstrates the clinical competence and knowledge necessary to provide treatment appropriate to the age of the patients served.

 

Essential Functions

  • Administers physical therapy treatment according to the plan of care established by the Physical Therapist. Implements individualized treatment plan with consideration to the patient's physical, social, spiritual, cultural, educational and age specific needs. Provides skilled treatment in a safe manner. Monitors ongoing effectiveness of treatment and collaborates with Physical Therapist in modifying the plan of care when indicated. Identifies and prioritizes key limiting factors. Participates in discharge planning. Involves patient and family/caregiver in the treatment and decision making process. Provides ongoing education to physician, nurse, patient, family/caregiver, and interdisciplinary team.

 

  • Demonstrates understanding of scope of practice. Documents communication with supervising Physical Therapist. Communicates any significant change in the patient's physical function, behavior, and/or tolerance to treatment to the supervising Physical Therapist. Makes recommendations to Physical Therapist on additions to or modifications of referring orders. Provides input to the Physical Therapist to modify/update treatment goals so they are functional, measurable, patient related and reflect key limiting factors. Refers patient when treatment requires skills of Physical Therapist.

 

  • Documents according to standards set by the department and regulatory agencies. Completes documentation within the established time frames of the department. Documents innovative and individualized treatment techniques/plan. Documentation reflects comprehensive assessment of patient's progress or lack of progress. Treatment goals are reassessed according to department policies.

 

  • Communicates pertinent patient information to ensure the best possible follow through of care. Communicates treatment results, and patient progress to physicians, nurses, patient, family/caregiver and the interdisciplinary team. Communicates in a clear and timely manner. Defends treatment rationale with standard practices and/or current literature.

 

  • Exhibits adaptability in assignments as it relates to caseload, scheduling, and staffing shifts. Takes initiative to assist in other patient care areas and accepts responsibility for all patient care needs.

 

  • Demonstrates appropriate supervision and delegation of personnel to achieve safe delivery of quality cost effective patient care. Supervision and delegation of the Therapy Technician and PTA student complies with department policies and regulatory agencies. Participates in the training and orientation of new personnel. Assures competency of personnel, prior to delegation of task.

 

  • Department operational activities. Attends required department staff meetings and/or follows up to obtain pertinent information. Participates in department/facility process improvement. Meets productivity standards set by the department.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Must have graduated from Physical Therapy Assistant program accredited by APTA, or equivalent.

Must possess a current Physical Therapy Assistant license from the state seeking practice if required. BLS certification required.

Relates throughout the interview process their clinical competency, experience, training and education they have received that is required to perform the job.

Patient care equipment, and therapeutic modalities. Copier, multi-line/multi-feature telephone, fax machine, computer, pager, and miscellaneous office equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

For Banner Registry and Travel positions a minimum of one year experience working as a Therapy Asst is preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.