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Physical Therapist Assistant in Westchester, IL at Athletico

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    12/6/2018

Job Description



Mission Statement and Core Values

Athletico’s sole purpose is to provide exceptional, progressive, and cost-effective fitness, performance and rehabilitative services through personalized care that emphasizes education and prevention of future injury. This is accomplished through building on our core values of patient/client satisfaction, accountability, teamwork and continuous improvement, which are the foundation for our unique culture.

Position Summary

A Physical Therapist Assistant provides safe and effective therapy services to persons impaired by physical illness or injury, congenital or development disability and/or the aging process, under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist in all practice settings.



Responsibilities

EXPECTATIONS: Under the direct supervision of the Facility Manager and supervising physical therapist, the Physical Therapist Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Providing exceptional patient care and service
  • Progressing patient's plan of care that has been established by the physical therapist.
  • Periodic written and dictated communication to physicians through progress notes and discharge summaries after consulting with supervising PT regarding patient's plan of care.
  • Frequent communication with supervising PT regarding appropriate treatment plan, follow-up appointments, and potential discharge for patients
  • Supervising rehabilitation aides with patient care and administrative staff as needed
  • Community Services (such as):
    • Hosting a booth at a health related fair.
    • Presenting an in-service on orthopedic injuries or prevention.
    • Providing coverage to special events such as sport camps, races, tournaments & lectures.
    • Performing complimentary screenings to the public with appropriate referrals as necessary.
  • Daily paperwork. All PT Assistant’s are responsible for documenting all treatment in patient charts and completing all written communications in a timely manner, i.e., progress notes, discharge summaries, daily S.O.A.P. notes, charge slips, and daily total sheets, and insurance/plan of care forms as necessary. Physical Therapist Assistants are also responsible for keeping the patients chart up to date with current scripts, tally sheets, and monitoring insurance coverage.
  • Establish and develop professional relations with other potential referral sources including:

    • Physician contacts – inform physicians of our services, locations, quality patient care and philosophy to be the best provider of therapy services in the area working
    • Attend patient physician appointments and perform shadow opportunities when possible
    • Provide appropriate and timely written and/or verbal communication and follow-up when necessary
    • Continue the development of professional skills and interest through continuing education course, program involvement, staff in-services and professional meetings

     



Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current  licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the state practicing
  • Associates degree, accredited by an accredited PTA Program
  • Current CPR certification and AED training
  • Minimum of 2 years experience outpatient experience preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Energetic and a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment