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Physical Therapist Assistant - Per Diem

Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: February 10, 2019

Job Description:

**Relief/ 8 HR / Day Shift / NUHW Contract** It's a great time to join our Rehab Team as a Physical Therapist Assistant! **Summary:** The Physical Therapist Assistant works under the supervision of an PhysicalTherapist. The Physical Therapist Assistant is responsible for direct patientcare, family/caregiver training, documentation, and team communication for allassigned patients. In addition, the Physical Therapist Assistant performsdepartmental supportive tasks, as assigned. **Responsibilities:** + Performs physical therapyservices under the supervision of the physical therapist. + Reports changes in thepatient's condition to the physical therapist adheres to agency policiesand procedures for nursing, infection control, biohazardous wastemanagement, quality improvement activities, safety and risk managementpractices. + Teaches the patient/familyregarding active and passive exercises and the patient's total physicaltherapy program. + Accurately and thoroughlydocuments patient care observations, interventions, and evaluations;prepares and submits completed documentation of the home care visit withinthe established time parameters in agency policy. + Supports coordination of careactivities among all disciplines on the care by participating actively incase conferences, identifying additional services needed and dischargeplanning with multidisciplinary team and other resources to achievepatient outcomes. + Makes ongoing therapyre-assessments, evaluates patient progress, updates the plan of care basedon findings, and reports significant changes in the patient's condition tothe physician, appropriate team members and/or Clinical Manager. + Maintains patient schedulesbased on orders and authorizations within the Medicare week; submitscaregiver schedules timely and accurately; communicates scheduling changesdaily; meets productivity standards demonstrating effective timemanagement skills. **Minimum requirements:** Graduate from a 2-year college-level program approved by the American PhysicalTherapy Association and has achieved a passing grade on the proficiencyexamination given by the California State Physical Therapy Assistant ExaminingBoard. The people of St. Joseph Health have worked for 53 years to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters and continued through the St. Joseph Health Ministry of extending the healing ministry of Jesus to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County entities aligned with St. Joseph Health include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center, as well as the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network. We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.St. Joseph Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training..Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies. Company: Sonoma County Entities

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