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Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Home Care - Full Time

Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Home Care - Full Time

Job ID 
73013
Location 
US-MO-Saint Louis
Experience (Years) 
1
Category 
Therapy - Physical Therapy Assistant
Street Address 
1187 Corporate Lake Dr, Ste 200
Company 
SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
Position Type 
Full Time-Regular
Recruiter email address 
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Overview

SSM Health at Home is looking for a Full Time PTA to join our team!

 

As the leading provider of comprehensive rehabilitation services in the St. Louis area, SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital delivers the specialized care and advanced treatment that enables individuals with stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, amputation, joint replacement and other orthopedic trauma, and general medical rehabilitation needs, to rebuild their lives.

 

Providing truly exceptional care and caring- that is what SSM at Home is all about. We bring healing health care services into the homes of our patients - where family support and familiar surroundings can truly enhance recovery and healing.

  

SSM Health Home Care provides a variety of home care services to meet a variety of needs - when extended care is required after a hospital stay, as an alternative to a hospital admission, or instead of a nursing home or alternative care setting. Our services can be arranged quickly and efficiently by a single phone call - and referrals can be made by physicians, case managers, social workers, family and friends, or by request from the patient.

 

Under the direct supervision of a licensed PT, assists with the implementation of the therapy plan of care.  Responsible for delegation and direction of supportive personnel for those assigned patients, in order to enhance patient care services.  Consistently communicates with supervising PT in regard to scheduled patients to ensure identification of need for assessment and reassessment of patients, modification of treatment plans and other interventions requiring therapist direction.  Participates in education of patients, families, students, coworkers and self.  Performs other professional duties associated with the care of the patient, within the scope of practice.

Responsibilities

 

Assists the therapist in data collection including appropriate tests and measurements for initial evaluation and status updates, as directed by the therapist, within their scope of practice.

 

Assists in the implementation of the therapy plan of care for their assigned patients including performance of therapy procedures and related tasks that have been selected and delegated by the supervising therapist.

 

Progresses treatment techniques and procedures as patient’s status and functional potential changes in conjunction with the specific therapy plan of care designed by the supervising therapist.

 

Identifies, responds and reports to supervising therapist any changes in the patient’s physical/mental status and/or tolerance to treatment.

 

Under direction of supervising therapist, coordinates treatment program in conjunction with other clinical/therapeutic services, as well as available community resources.  Attends appropriate clinical meetings to facilitate coordination.

 

As delegated by the supervising therapist, provides for patient education to include development of comprehensive and progressive home programs with instruction to patient, family and other caregivers as appropriate. 

Performs other duties as requested.

Qualifications

Current state licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant required.

 

One or more years of clinical experience 

 

Valid state Driver’s License:  Travel in the St. Louis Area.  Mileage is paid.