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Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Homecare Dimensions- El Paso, TX

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
El Paso, TX
Date:
06/23/2017
2017-06-232017-07-22
Job Code:
1757780
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Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Homecare Dimensions- El Paso, TX(Job Number:719068)
Description

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The Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (LPTA) administers physical therapy treatments to patients under the direction of the Licensed Physical Therapist and as ordered by the physician by performing the following duties.
 
This role based out of the office but majority of your work is in the field.  You will be spending approximately 90% of the time in the field within an assigned coverage area.  Candidates must be willing to travel within El Paso, TX area.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provides physical therapy to patients as indicated by the Plan of Care and as assigned by the Licensed Physical Therapist according to agency policies
  • Performs services planned, delegated and supervised by the Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Instructs, motivates, and assists the patient to learn and improve functional activities such as perambulation, transfer, ambulating and daily living activities and in the use of assistive and supportive devices such as mobility aids and prostheses
  • Administers active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, traction and heat, light, sound, water and electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, ultraviolet, infrared, and hot and cold packs as ordered
  • Fits patients for, adjusts and trains patients in use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, walkers and wheelchairs
  • Measures patient's range-of-joint motion, length and girth of body parts and vital signs to determine effects of specific treatments or to assist the Licensed Physical Therapist to compile data for patient evaluations
  • Observes patient's during treatments and compiles and evaluates data on patient's response to treatments and reports changes in the patient's condition and progress towards goals to the Licensed Physical Therapist, the physician and the Clinical Team Manager (CTM). May receive physician's verbal orders for changes in the Plan of Care
  • Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home. Attends scheduled patient case conferences to promote coordination of care
  • Documents patient interventions that reflect delivery of safe and high-quality home health care on a visit note written during the patient encounter. Tums in all documentation within 48 hours of the visit
  • Demonstrates knowledge and observance of the Patient's Bill of Rights
  • Follows all infection control, standard precautions, and safety guidelines / standards per agency policy
  • Complies with all Homecare Dimensions, Inc. policy and procedures. Promotes and maintains an agency environment that is in compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies
  • Participates in the agency's endeavors for accreditation, licensing and professional recognition according to state, federal or CHAPs requirements. Participates in home care Performance Improvement  Program activities
 
 
 
 
 

Job Rehabilitation Services
Primary Location US-TX-El Paso
Other Location 
Organization WellMed Medical Mgmt, Inc
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 2
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