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Physical Therapist Assistant PTA

Company: WelbeHealth
Location: Modesto
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

At WelbeHealth, we make the impossible, possible for underserved seniors. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge healthcare and well-being service products especially for seniors and their families. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative healthcare, insurance, social support and more to seniors. We create senior well-being through our courage to love, pioneering spirit and shared intention. These values permeate everything we do. At WelbeHealth, you'll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of healthcare and well-being experiences and create the never-before-seen!The Welbe Health Physical Therapist Assistant, under the direction of a physical therapist, is responsible in assisting with performing test and providing restorative and rehabilitative Physical Therapy services to participants at the Center and at home to maximize participant independence and safety and develop or restore function. Physical therapist assistant will work other members of the rehabilitation team to implement plan of care established by the physical therapist. Physical Therapist Assistant is a member of the WelbeHealth management team and facilitates collaborative relationships across WelbeHealth and with external stakeholders to promote the WelbeHealth values, team culture and mission.**Duties and Responsibilities:**+ Administer participant's treatment programs as established by the Physical Therapist.+ Assist Physical Therapist in obtaining vital signs, range of motion and strength testing.+ Coordinate with other members of the rehabilitation team to implement activities and programs based on the participant's individual treatment plans.+ Handle scheduling of participants treatment, clinical visits, and billing.+ Deliver and document Physical Therapy interventions in accordance with the physical therapist's established care plans including but not limited to providing active and passive exercise, muscle re-education, gait, and functional training of ADLs; treatments such as massage, heat, sound, water light or electricity.+ Provide training and instructions to staff, participants and caregivers/families in the use and care of therapeutic equipment.+ Track and manage maintenance for equipment.+ Remain alert to pertinent input from other team members, participants, and caregivers and update the Physical Therapist/IDT promptly of any changes in participants' condition or functional status.+ Participate under the supervision of Physical Therapist in end-of-life care coordination and support.+ Be legally authorized to practice in position location, required.+ Only act within the scope of his or her authority to practice.+ Complete all required documentation in a timely and accurate manner.+ Protect privacy and maintain confidentiality of all company procedures and information about team members, participants, and families.+ Follow WelbeHealth policies and procedures and participate in any required Quality Improvement activities, staff training and meetings.+ Communicate regularly with Supervisor and team regarding workload and priorities.+ Timely completion of all mandated trainings and education.+ Timely completion of all mandated occupational health screenings as needed.+ Exercises flexibility in performing assignments as business needs evolve.+ Other duties as assigned.**Qualifications and Requirements:**+ Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from Accredited Program.+ Valid California Physical Therapy Assistant License, or proof of License eligibility.+ The qualifying Physical Therapy Assistant Degree earned outside of the US must be evaluated to the US equivalent to a Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant.+ Valid State Driver's License with a clean DMV record.+ Copy of recent Vehicle Insurance required.+ Minimum of (2) years Physical Therapy Assistant experience in a clinical setting with a frail or elderly population.+ Physical Therapy Assistant knowledge and skills necessary to treat frail, elderly participants with complex needs.+ Highly motivated, self-directed, able to execute tasks in a quickly changing environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations.+ Excellent clinical, organizational and communication skills in settings with seniors, their families and interdisciplinary team members.+ Excellent organizational and communication skills.+ Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.+ Demonstrated ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.+ Experience and competency working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.+ Commitment to unlocking the full potential of our most vulnerable seniors.**Medical Clearance** : Required that Team Members must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact. Additional screening may be required as determined by the Medical Director and Human Resources Director in order to protect participants and the community from communicable disease outbreaks (e.g., COVID-19).**Regulatory Requirement ongoing** : Must not be on any exclusion or debarment from participation in Federal Health Care Programs at any time and must remain in good standing with government regulators such as the OIG, (Office of the Inspector General), SAM, (System for Award Management), CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), etc.**Physical Demands and Working Conditions** : The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In compliance with ADA requirements, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.**---Work Environment:** Team Member must be able to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team model, interfacing and collaborating with a wide range of clinical and social services disciplines who work together to manage the PACE participants' care. The work setting is in an Adult Day Health Center, primary care clinic, other healthcare settings like hospitals, emergency departments and participant home environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperatures.**---Physical Requirements** - Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Must be able to communicate with all staff, vendors, and clients. Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination; the ability to use department equipment. Requires lifting/carrying up to 65 lbs. and pushing or pulling 150 lbs. using appropriate body mechanics and equipment, with reasonable accommodation if needed.**---Visual, Hearing and Communication Requirements** - Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range, with or without reasonable accommodation. Ability to communicate by way of the telephone with participants, customers, vendors, and staff.**---Pressure Factor -** Requires working under stressful conditions. Working conditions may be noisy and crowded and fluctuating indoor temperatures. Moderate pressure to meet scheduled deadlines. Potential for exposure to verbal aggression by Participants and/or their family members who may suffer from comorbidities such as dementia or mental health challenges.**---Environmental Conditions -** May be exposed to a risk of bodily injury through contact with moving instrumentation, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, bodily fluids, communicable diseases and any other conditions common in a healthcare environment. May be subjected to unpleasant odors.**COVID-19 Vaccination Policy**At WelbeHealth, our mission is to unlock the full potential of our vulnerable seniors. In this spirit, please note that we have a vaccination policy for all of our employees and proof of vaccination prior to employment is required.**Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion**At WelbeHealth, we embrace and cherish the diversity of our team members, and we're committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People seeking employment at WelbeHealth are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), pregnancy or other status protected by applicable law.

Keywords: WelbeHealth, Modesto , Physical Therapist Assistant PTA, Healthcare , Modesto, California

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