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Implements specific treatment programs for patients. Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team members. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsibilities: 1. Clinical Skills 1.1. Demonstrates Skill in Implementation of Treatment and Providing Therapy 1.2. Follows plan of care as outlined by therapist and does not alter the plan without prior supervisory approval 100% of the time as evidenced by random review of chart. 1.3. Demonstrates ability to progress patient within treatment plan as evidenced by random review of chart. 1.4. Provides appropriate therapy to clients in accordance with evaluation results/recommendations as evidenced by supervisory observation and documentation in client's chart. 1.5. Demonstrates knowledge of developmental stages when implementing care for the person served. 2. Productivity 2.1. Manages a Full Clinical Caseload on a Daily Basis 2.2. Spends a minimum of 80% of time in direct hands on patient care as evidenced by random review of daily statistics. 2.3. Assumes other clinical responsibilities as assigned. 2.4. Consistently seeks out other professional duties. 2.5. Provides weekend and holiday coverage as per schedule. 3. Documentation and Administrative Tasks 3.1. Demonstrates consistency and timeliness with non-clinical tasks 3.2. Provides legible, concise and accurate documentation for patient care. Reports 100% of the time as evidenced by chart review. 3.3. Submits patient care reports, vouchers, time sheets, reimbursement reports and day off requests according to established department standards within established time frame. 4. Professionalism 4.1. Demonstrates Participation in Professional Development 4.2. Participates in team meetings, exchanges information/knowledge with staff, client, family members and others as appropriate. 4.3. Orients and educates students or volunteers regarding therapeutic services. 4.4. Keeps informed of current developments in the field by continuing education. 4.5. Has met requited contact hours. 4.6. Updates assessment and therapy procedures to integrate newly acquired information. 4.7. Provides effective inservices to colleagues, physicians, families and others. 4.8. Achieves all mutually established performance goals and objectives as indicated by supervisory review of annual goals. 5. Comprehensive Patient Care 5.1. Demonstrates Ability to Function as Interdisciplinary Team Member 5.2. Serves as contact person for family, referral source, funding source and other outside agencies. 5.3. Assures that discharge planning and arrangements for necessary follow up services are completed per department standards within established time frames. 5.4. Initiates interdisciplinary referrals when appropriate as determined by supervisory review of reports and feedback from other disciplines and utilization review. 5.5. Maintains accurate and timely communication with department staff. 5.6. Maintains awareness of needs for reassessment and/or discharge summaries and communicates need with therapist in a timely manner as indicated by random review of chart. 5.7. Reviews patient progress with therapist and documents same in patient chart as evidenced by random chart review. 5.8. Monitors changes in patient's status that require modification in goals/treatment plan and notifies therapist in a timely manner by random chart review.
Graduate of APTA accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program.
One year relevant experience preferred.
Current Connecticut licensure in physical therapy assistant.
Current certification in CPR/basic life support (BLS).
The worker must be able to stand, walk, talk, hear, lift, push, pull, reach, stoop, kneel, climb and perform repetitive motions, of the wrist, fingers or hands., The worker is subject to inside environmental/atmospheric conditions such as poor ventilation and is also subject to hazards, such as exposure to chemicals., The worker must be able to operate various exercise equipment, whirlpools, ultrasound and electrical stimulation equipment., The worker must be able to exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and /or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to, 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects or the human body., Functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by case basis.