LHC Group PTA - Longview in Longview, Texas

Overview:

LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. More than 60 leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because our 11,000 employees in 26 states are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

The Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant performs treatment and provides exercise instruction and patient education aimed at improving/enhancing the patient's well being while following the established plan of care.

Responsibilities:

Essential Functions

  • Under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, is at all times responsible to follow all state specific laws governing the provision of physical therapy in home care, to follow the treatment set only as defined by the Physical Therapist; to perform only those procedures that he/she is qualified and trained to perform and to make all recommendations for changes in the plan of care to the supervising Physical Therapist.

  • Following the plan of care, instructs and aids patients in active and passive exercise, muscle re-education, gait, functional, ADL, transfer, safety, and prosthetic training.

  • Observes, records, and reports to the supervising PT, the supervising nurse, and/or the physician the patient's response to treatment and changes in the patient's condition.

  • Instructs patient, family, caregiver, and other members of the health care team in the areas of therapy in which they can participate to assist the patient.

  • Visits patient according to Plan of Treatment; complete a progress note for each visit and submits progress notes to the agency at least twice weekly.

  • Participates in developing the Plan of Treatment.

  • Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary.

  • Adheres to LHC Therapy Standards of Practice in provision of services to all patients.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

License Requirements

  • Current licensure to assist in the practice of physical therapy in state of practice.

  • Current licensure to assist in the practice of physical therapy in state of practice.

  • Current drivers license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.

Additional State Requirements

  • Must have one (1) year of experience as a licensed PTA.

Requisition ID 2016-6202

Facility Name Good Shepherd HomeCare

Territory Coverage ..

Category CLINICAL

Position Type PRN

Work Schedule Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)