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Physical Therapist Assistant

Duluth, Minnesota
Start date
Jun 20, 2024
Closing date
Jul 20, 2024

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Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
Ecumen Home Care - Duluth
Physical Therapy Assistant - Casual Position - Be a part of a incredibly supportive and fun team! We offer competitive pay & mileage reimbursement.

The Physical Therapist Assistant position assists the physical therapists in the implementation of patient rehabilitation programs to help improve patient mobility, function and strength.

About Us:

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.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  1. 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.
  2. Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; promoting wellness and health maintenance.
  3. Documents patient care services by recording progress during therapy sessions, measures and tracks range of motion.
  4. Identifies patient care issues by interviewing patients, performing physical examinations and reviewing therapy history.
  5. Cleans and prepares equipment for therapy session, straightens and cleans rooms. - Maintains supplies.
  6. Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  7. Practices within state licensure requirements and scope of practice.
  8. Follows guidelines/requirements set by CMS, federal and state regulations and meeting requirements set by other payors (insurance companies).
  9. Manages and maintains individual license/certification renewals and when applicable other professional certifications.

Physical Therapist Assistant Minimum 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
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years previous experience in home health, hospice or senior care

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