Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - On call/Casual
Ecumen Lakeshore is hiring a Physical Therapist Assistant. The Ecumen Lakeshore community includes 100 independent living and 40 assisted living apartment homes, 20 additional residences for seniors requiring memory care services as well as short-term rehab and post-hospital care private rooms to care for up to 60 patients along the picturesque shore of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. Ecumen Overview
Ecumen is an industry leader dedicated to advocating for older adults by providing housing choices, compassionate healthcare, and innovative services. For 160 years Ecumen has cared for those in need. Now, as Minnesota's 8th largest senior living provider, we continue to advocate for those we serve.
Join a team where you can make a difference in advancing our mission to serve our older adults, while we commit to creating a place where everyone belongs.ResponsibilitiesThis position assists the physical therapists in the implementation of patient rehabilitation programs to help improve patient mobility, function and strength.Essential job responsibilities include:Performs therapeutic procedures by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities; and in using supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses under the direction of the Physical Therapist.Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; promoting wellness and health maintenance. Documents patient care services by recording progress during therapy sessions, measures and tracks range of motion.Identifies patient care issues by interviewing patients, performing physical examinations and reviewing therapy history.Cleans and prepares equipment for therapy session, straightens and cleans rooms.Maintains supplies.Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.Practices within state licensure requirements and scope of practice.Follows guidelines/requirements set by CMS, federal and state regulations and meeting requirements set by other payors (insurance companies).Manages and maintains individual license/certification renewals and when applicable other professional certifications.QualificationsPhysical Therapist AssistantMinimum Required Qualifications:
- High school diploma or GED.
- Licensure/Certification: as required by the state.
- Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats.
- Must be flexible and adaptable to changing situations including able to work irregular hours, attend meetings and special events.
- Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident's Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations
Equal Opportunity Employer
- 2+ years previous experience in home health, hospice or senior care
Ecumen is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We participate in E-Verify.