Physical Therapy Assistant at Volunteers of America - National Services

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Location: Orchard City, Colorado

Job Description:

Physical Therapy Assistant

Volunteers of America National Services (VOANS) is seeking a full-time Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) to join their team in CO! The Physical Therapy Assistant will be responsible for providing physical therapies and education to program participants. The Physical Therapy Assistant will assist the Physical Therapist with participant related activities and direct participant care. The PTA will be responsible for maintaining department records as per company policy.

The Physical Therapy Assistant will report to the Clinical Care Manager.

Salary Range: $26.00 -$28.75

The Senior Community Care of Colorado PACE - Montroseis a comprehensive, all-inclusive health care choice for seniors living in Western Colorado. SCCC's mission is to help older adults live safely in the community. If you are seeking a rewarding career among supportive team members in a friendly and caring environment, we want to hear from you!

Volunteers of America National Services is a nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps more than 2.5 million people in 400 communities. Our work touches the mind, body, heart and ultimately the spirit of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.

In 2021 VOANS was nominated as one of the Best Places to Work. Come join our team!

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions:
• Perform physical therapy treatments and related duties as may be delegated by the physical therapist.
• Respond promptly to acute changes in the participant's physiological state and report and record pertinent changes.
• Modify treatment techniques in conference with the registered physical therapist.
• Teach participants, participants' families, and other health care providers to perform selected treatment procedures and functional activities.
• Directly assist the physical therapist in performing complex evaluations and/or treatment procedures.
• Communicate Participant's changes and progress per treatment plan on a regular basis to Registered Physical Therapist.
• Maintain proper documentation according to state, federal PACE regulations.
• Maintain proper records according to PACE policy and procedures.
• Perform and record, if required, as specified by the planned treatment program, non-evaluative ongoing data.
• Measurements of vital signs, range of motion, strength, and linear increments.
• Types of assistive mobility devices used and the distances covered.
• Results of tests and evaluations performed by the registered physical therapist.
• Respond to psych-social support needs of the participant and/or the participant's family.
• Communicate appropriately and effectively with all personnel and document according to professional standards.
• Keep timely records, meet regularly with the Registered Physical Therapist, and attend care conferences as requested.
• Participate in patient care conferences and other rehabilitation-related meetings as appropriate.
• Communicate with Registered Physical Therapist and IDT members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
• Participate in in-service training programs for all staff in the facility.
• Instruct participants and family members and nursing staff in restorative and therapeutic maintenance programs.
• Abides by regulations pertaining to PACE as established by Federal and State Agencies and the Volunteers of America Health Facilities policies.
• Attends required in-services & completes assigned online modules.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

1. A graduate from a physical therapist assistant curriculum approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and is currently licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the state (if license is available).

2. Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with the frail or elderly population required.

3. Good working knowledge of physical, psychosocial, and behavioral needs of the elderly population.

4. Demonstrates ability to problem solve and apply good judgment.

5. Demonstrate ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple priorities.

6. Able to understand medical terminology and how it applies to physical therapy, to communicate with participants, staff, IDT, and physicians, and how to prepare meaningful reports.

7. Coordination and dexterity are necessary when treating participants and handling therapeutic equipment.

8. Ability to communicate with the participants to establish a favorable attitude to motivate the participants to desired cooperation and effort in his/her rehabilitation development

9. Possesses adequate strength and endurance to meet the physical demands involved in moving participants and equipment into position for treatment and in manipulating equipment and residents.

10. Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for documentation.

11. Must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and have means of transportation.

12. Pass background check (drug, employment history and criminal)

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

1. Interacts with staff, consultants and outside vendors.
2. May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday.
3. Exposure to blood, body tissue of fluids.
4. Exposure to hazardous waste materials, dust and loud or unpleasant noises.


Medical, Dental and Vision Insurances

Paid Time Off (Sick, Vacation and Holiday)

Retirement (403B) + Employer Match

Life Insurance

At VOANS, we celebrate sharing, encouraging and embracing diversity. Equal employment opportunities are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that blending individual strengths and unique personal differences nurtures and supports our organizations' shared commitment to our mission and creates an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to do their personal best.

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