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DATE ADDED: Wed 20/11/2019

Home Health Staff PT Asst - Waynesboro

Waynesboro, GA, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime


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Provides less complex physical therapy treatment procedures to assigned patients of all ages (neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric) under the supervision, or as an assistant to, the physical therapist. Works in compliance with University Hospital policies and procedures, in accordance with physician orders and under the supervision of the Licensed Physical Therapist. Accountability will be monitored through direct observations; documentation; achievement of service goals including satisfaction, quality, and financial outcomes; and performance improvement activities.


EducationGraduate of an accredited two-year physical therapist assistant program.Licensure/CertificationCurrent and valid license as physical therapist assistant in the state of Georgia or South Carolina, as appropriate.Valid driver's license and current automobile liability insurance required. Report of Motor Vehicle Record for past 5 years.CurrentAmerican Heart AssociationBCLS required at date of hire or before visiting patients on an independent basis.ExperienceNormal experience gained in physical therapist assistant program required. At least one year physical therapist assistant experience strongly preferred. Previous home health care experience is highly preferred. Additional hospital or physical therapist assistant experience in other settings is also a plus.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAbility to think critically and prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities.Physical therapy knowledge of growth and development relevant to the ages of the patients served.Physical therapy knowledge of the diseases and health care needs of the patient population served.High level of interpersonal skills in order to effectively communicate with patients, families, physicians and other home health care personnel with whom daily interactions must take place.Problem solving skills sufficient to allow effective problem/ conflict resolution.Ability to function with minimal supervision.Ability to provide reliable means of transportation.Demonstrated traits of initiative and dependability required.Ability to perform efficiently and effectively under stress.Philosophy of health care service is compatible with that of the mission of University Hospital.Ability to be flexible.Physical DemandsStanding for long periods of time (6-8 hrs.).Sitting for extended periods of time (at desk telephoning, making schedules, writing reports). Full range of motion including handling, lifting and turning patients, and transferring patients from chair to bed.Bending and stooping (as needed to provide physical therapy services, treatments and preventative procedures as required).Walking for long periods.Lifting of heavy patients and supplies (supplies weighing approximately 25 pounds).Sensory: sight to observe patient symptoms auditory to hear patients tactile to feel patient symptoms (warmth, induration) olfactory to smell disease specific smells

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Job ID2018-7195

CategoryHome Health

Department8357 - Home Health Waynesboro

ShiftDay Shift

Pay Grade21

FT/PT/PRNFull Time


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