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Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: Pace of Southwest Michigan
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
PACE of Southwest Michigan is seeking an experienced Physical Therapy Assistant to add to our growing TEAM!PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a unique healthcare solution for seniors who struggle with health issues that may jeopardize their independence. PACE is a wonderful alternative to nursing home care which enables participants to live safely at home.The Physical Therapist works under the guidance of the Therapy Supervisor to ensure compliance with Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations with regards to health plan management reporting for PACE of Southwest Michigan. The Physical Therapy Assistant is responsible for providing treatment procedures as directed by the Physical Therapist.PACE's Business Hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pmKey Responsibilities:-- Assists in performing treatment as developed and directed by the Physical Therapist (PT)-- Conducts nursing home and home site visits as needed/directed by the PT-- Maintains and completes documentation, department records and reports-- Operates and maintains equipment in a safe and orderly manner-- Uses appropriate safety measures when providing care and perform other job duties-- Delivers training to caregivers, family members and friends for the applicable area of treatment plan, under the direction of the PT-- Completes home visits when directed-- Assist the PT in reviewing restorative care plans-- Abides by all established PACE of Southwest Michigan policies, rules, and regulations-- All other duties as assignedPM20

Requirements:
SpecificationsEducation: Graduate of accredited Physical Therapy Assistant ProgramExperience: One (1) year of experience in a clinical settingNumber/Type of Employees Supervised: NoneLicensure, Registry, or Certification Required: Active and unencumbered Physical Therapy Assistant certification to practice in the state of Michigan; CPR certification. To improve efficiency and reduce fraud and abuse, a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number is required.Special Training: Only acts within scope of practice. Meet a standardized set of orientation and/or individual competencies for the specific position description established by PACE of Southwest Michigan, and approved by CMS before working independently. Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.Specific Requirements and Considerations: May be subject to exposure and handling of infectious waste, diseases, conditions, or hazardous chemicals, etc., including potential exposure to TB, AIDS, and/or Hepatitis B. Ages of Patients Rendered Care: Adult, GeriatricSkills and Knowledge-- High level of autonomy is required while reporting to the Center Manager-- Excellent attention to details-- Excellent organizational skills-- Excellent verbal and written communication skills-- Ability to work a flexible work schedule-- Able to work within the IDT setting-- Knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of frail older adults-- Effective skills in physical assessment and chronic disease management for frail older adults-- Exceptional interpersonal skills-- Able to utilize computer skills in the workplacePhysical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to travel in all kinds of weather.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently move up to 50 pounds and perform physical demands expected while providing medical care for an elderly population. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to focus.Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.PI192059034

Keywords: Pace of Southwest Michigan, South Bend , Physical Therapy Assistant, Healthcare , Saint Joseph, Indiana

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