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PTA- Physical Therapy Assistant- SKILLED NURSING

Tri-State Rehabilitation
412-229-1533 (Main Phone)
Skilled Nursing
Experience Required
Degree Required

Job Description

Tri-State Rehabilitation is seeking Full-time/Permanent, Contract, and Part-time Physical Therapy Assistants for a Skilled Nursing Facility.

The Physical Therapy Assistants deliver treatments and provide care for Skilled Nursing residents under a care plan established by, and under the supervision of, a Licensed Physical Therapist. Based on this assessment and evaluation by the Physical Therapist, the PTA performs interventions aimed at improving and enhancing the patient's well-being and evaluates the patient's progress.

Job Responsibilities
• Assists in screening and initial evaluation of all patients.
• Provides direct patient care services to skilled nursing residents to ensure the effectiveness of Therapy programs that have been delegated by Physical Therapist.
• Follows the Plan of Care and performs therapeutic interventions as directed by the Physical Therapist.
• Follows and utilizes correct modalities of treatment and suggests variations to written protocol as approved by Physical Therapist, as appropriate.
• Provides leadership skills sufficient to effectively direct and supervise the activities aides and students in delivering quality care to patients.
• Consistently reviews and modifies goals with the patient and Physical Therapist.
• Identifies and prioritizes issues accurately. Develops courses of action with input of Physical Therapist. Effectively executes action plans.
• Demonstrates knowledge of Physical Therapy procedures and equipment providing for safety and maximum patient benefit.
• Keeps Physical Therapist and Rehab Manager informed in a timely manner.
• Performs and prioritizes multiple functions or tasks to effectively deal with multiple changes based on patient need and scheduling.
• Prepares and submits legible, relevant and sufficient documentation - whether written or electronic - of treatment and skilled intervention provided, as well as report of a patient’s progress toward goals in accordance with professional standards of practice, policy and procedures, and other requirements.
• Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary.
• Provides in-service education as requested by the Physical Therapist, Director or Rehab Manager.
• Participates in quality and performance improvement measures
• Complete other assignments as requested and assigned.

Job Requirements

• Must be a graduate of an accredited and APTA approved Physical Therapy Assistant educational program.
• Must have a valid state license to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
• Current Driver's License and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle.
• Current CPR certification required.

Tri-State Rehabilitation
Tri-State Rehabilitation is a provider of staff for Skilled Nursing Facilities, who provide quality, cost-effective health care to patients within the comfort of a residential care facility. In addition to Skilled Nursing, Tri-State’s Clients provide a comprehensive array of healthcare services. Our staff provides home health care as well as long-term and/or out-patient care in hospitals, clinics, and LTC organizations for their facility-based clients. We offer Flexibility, Independence, One-on-one setting and Opportunity for creative, individualized care.

Competitive Pay and Excellent Benefits
At Tri-State, we offer an opportunity to be part of something that’s more than just a job. We know that our employees work hard, so we offer an excellent and competitive salary and benefits package as well as career flexibility.

Benefits include:
• Medical, dental and vision insurance
• Cancer/Critical Illness insurance
• Life insurance
• 401(K) retirement plan
• Flexible spending accounts
• Loyalty Bonuses
• Holiday pay
• Voluntary term life insurance
• Supplemental Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
• Short and long-term disability insurance
• Disability gap insurance
• Accident insurance
• MedSupport insurance
• Employee Assistance Plan
• Continuing Education Reimbursement

Tri-State Rehabilitation is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Len at 412-229-1533 or
Visit our website to learn more: www.tri-staterehab.com