Physical Therapist Assistant Job Opening

Physical Therapist Assistant

Elim Park Baptist Home

Cheshire, Connecticut
$21.00 - $27.00 an hour
Category: Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist Assistant - Per Diem Position

Come be part of the Elim Park Rehabilitation Team in our state of the art Short-term Rehabilitation and Health Care Center providing inpatient, outpatient and aquatic therapy services.

Primarily responsible for direct patient care under the supervision of the Certified Therapist. Additional duties of administrative nature as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides clinical services to appropriate residents under physician’s order.
  • Reports to Therapist information relating to patients’ progress, complication, and/or response to treatment.
  • Assists Therapist in performing procedures, tests, and complex treatments to ensure the safe, effective evaluation and treatment of the patient.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient-, facility-, and physician-related information.
  • Maintains accurate billing information in accordance with daily procedures.
  • Attends and participates in interdisciplinary meetings as appropriate.
  • Attends and participates in family meetings as appropriate. Adheres to documentation requirements of Rehab department and the facility.
  • Reviews and follows policies and procedures outlined by the facility.

Entry Level Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Therapy
  • Current state license.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance with state and federal regulations related to environment of treatment.
  • Able to cope with emotional stress associated with the job.
  • Must be alert, attentive to patients and work environment throughout the day.
  • Must be willing to work in an environment with risk of personal injury, exposure to infectious waste/materials, infectious diseases, and odors.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to stand times (2) plus hours without interruptions or breaks.
  • Able to push, pull, move and or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum of 4 feet or carry 50 lbs. a minimum of 2 feet.
  • Must be able to perform all patient transfers, (including stand pivot, 2 person sliding board, Hoyer Lift, non-weight bearing) safely and effectively with or without mechanical devices.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently throughout the day.
  • Must be able to assist with the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
  • Must pass Medical and Physical examination based on job qualifications, requirements and duties/responsibilities.

Equipment to be used:

  • Computer printer fax copier
  • Therapy equipment as provided in department.