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Physical Therapist Assistant - Home Health

UNC Health

UNC Health

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Smithfield, NC, USA
Posted on Monday, December 4, 2023

Job Description

Description

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Summary:

The Home Care department at UNC Health Johnston in Smithfield, is accepting applications for a PTA PRN position. This position will offer therapy services within the homecare environment. The physical therapy assistant will work closely with a team of experienced OT’s, PT’s, PTA’s, social workers, and nurses. Candidates must have excellent time management, communication, and organizational skills.

Performs a wide variety of skilled physical therapy treatments for patients based upon the physical therapy evaluations and goals completed by the physical therapist. Advances the patient's treatment plan in response to the patient's progress. Assists with discharge planning.

This position has the potential to develop into a full-time position.

Responsibilities:
1. Contributes to various interdisciplinary team meetings to plan for patient needs, discuss family education plans, and discharge plans.
2. Precepts PT technicians or other physical therapist assistants and evaluate the learner's competency per department guidelines.
3. Documents patient treatment and progress toward goals. Completes department records for billing and statistics.
4. Instructs physical therapy and physical therapist assistant students.
5. Provides skilled physical therapy treatments to a wide variety of patients. Designs and teach exercise program to meet PT goals. Fits and teaches patient to use ambulatory devices including braces, walkers, canes, crutches safely to negotiate stairs, curbs, and unlevel ground. Teaches patient airway clearance techniques and perform chest PT procedures. Instructs patient and family in home exercises, ambulation, and use of adaptive equipment for discharge.
6. Participation - Contributes to quality of clinical services through attendance and participation in departmental meetings and in-services.
7. Quality-Contributes to quality of clinical services through maintenance of valid & reliable records of patient procedures & progress. Participates in quality improvement initiatives with the clinical specialist and other healthcare professionals. Participates in continuous quality improvement efforts in conjunction with the department director


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Graduation from an accredited two-year Physical Therapist Assistant program.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant by the state of North Carolina.
● BLS
Professional Experience Requirements:
● No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Johnston Health

Organization Unit: Home Health -

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week: 16.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Smithfield

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

Salary Range: $24.13 - $30.17 per hour (minimum to midpoint)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.

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