Following established Home Health policies and procedures, and under the general supervision of the physical therapist, assists in performing tests, evaluations, and/or treatment procedures.
- Assists in formulating an individualized treatment plan for each patient approved by a physical therapist based on evaluation and information gathered from Social Service, physician, the patient, and his family.
- Schedules patients for treatment in accordance with physician, patient assessment and treatment plan.
- Conducts treatment sessions, individually or in a group, according to treatment plan, under the general supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
- Gathers biophysical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and age appropriate information from patients, including information on the signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect. In conjunction with other disciplines, assists in developing a realistic comprehensive patient/family educational plan, using appropriate resources and methods of instruction and providing patient/family health teaching.
- Maintains accurate and timely records of all treatment procedures, including progress notes, discharge summaries, and daily documentation, as approved by a licensed physical therapist.
- Continually evaluates patient progress and makes necessary revisions to treatment plan in order to meet the patient's needs and treatment team goals.
- Consults with physicians, family members, and other rehabilitation personnel to assist in coordinating the patient's total rehabilitation.
- Provides education and training to patients and family members in order to maximize patient's independence at home and in the community.
- Supports treatment plans being carried out by other disciplines as part of the treatment team goals. Participates in special committee work, as assigned.
- Stays abreast of current trends and changes in rehabilitation through participation in inservices, seminars, workshops and professional organizations.
- The above duties and responsibilities are performed in a manner that is attentive to the developmental and chronological age of the patient, when appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned.
- Associates Degree
- Current IL PTA license
- Valid driver's license
- 1 years experience as PTA
- Requires effective oral and written communication skills to communicate with customers.
- Requires good decision making and problem solving skills.
- This position requires daily travel to patient homes and meeting locations, the ability to operate a vehicle in a safe and lawful manner is an essential function of the job. Additionally, access to a vehicle in good working condition required.