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Physical Therapy Assistant - Home Health

Job ID SCAH-2017442 Date Posted 10/16/2020 Location Modesto, California Schedule/Shift Full Time/ Day
Position Overview:
The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) is a State-approved professional health care worker who provides specialized tasks within the established plan of a licensed Physical Therapist (PT). The PTA performs selected measurement procedures and implements treatment programs for home health and hospice patients who have been evaluated by a Physical Therapist. The PTA is responsible for documentation of patient care activities provided and performs special projects as assigned.

Graduate of approved school for Physical Therapy Assistants, as defined by the board, with documentation of approval to practice as a PTA by the Physical Therapy Board of California required. 

Physical Therapist Assistant - PTA Required
Basic Life Support Certification - BLS Required
Other Current PPD Required
Driver License, Valid and in State - DL NUMBER Required
Automobile Insurance - INSURANCE Required

Minimum of one year of experience in acute care, home health or community health setting. Required
One year of experience in a home health setting. Preferred
Direct patient care experience within the past five years. Required

Skills and Knowledge
Exhibits excellent oral and written communication skills in English (both verbal and written); legible handwriting for documentation of patient records in a clear and concise manner.
Basic understanding of home care services, clinical standards of physical therapy care and practice, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, JCAHO home health accreditation requirements, QI audits, infection control, and reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payors.
Must be able to handle sensitive issues, conflict with or among others, respectively direct and reinforce staff efforts; effectively plan and organize and prioritize work, think critically to both effectively plan and organize department operations consistent with Sutter VNA and Hospice’s strategic and operating objectives and to effectively solve unique problems as they arise or identify when to consult supervisor.
Must be able to deal with challenging work environment with time demands and occasional conflicting priorities.
Maintain a positive and professional image and demonstrate self-directed learning to meet professional development and/or license requirements.
Is responsible for maintaining all required licensure and certifications.
At orientation and annually thereafter, must be able to meet Sutter Care at Home core competencies for position and area of specialty, as appropriate.
Must be flexible with schedule including, but not limited to, the ability to participate in on call department rotation for night and weekend coverage.
Ability to be aware of surroundings and respond to emergency and/or urgent events.
Ability to select and utilize patient transfer/transport equipment safely.
Productivity standards – ability to meet productivity expectations (3-6 pt. visits per day, depending on visit type and needs).
Must be detail-oriented.
Ability to assist with possibly disoriented, combative patients.
Ability to work in mentally and physically demanding environment.
Must have reliable transportation.

Organization: Sutter Care at Home
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: None
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

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