Loretto Management Corporation

Physical Therapist Assistant - PACE of CNY

ID 2024-47073
Location : Address
109 Lawrence Rd E
Job Location - Site : City
Syracuse
Job Location - Site : State/Province
NY
Location : Postal Code
13212
Min Wage
USD $25.83/Hr.
Max Wage
USD $30.00/Hr.
Category
Recreation/Rehabilitation
Employment Type
Full Time

Overview

The Physical Therapist Assistant provides direct participant care under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist and assists with other physical therapy departmental and participant care related functions.

Responsibilities

Job duties specific to this position:

  • Provides patient treatment under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist according to facility, state and federal guidelines and following an established treatment plan; instructs participants in techniques for exercise and mobility; conveys results to interdisciplinary team and other as appropriate. On site supervision for restorative treatments required at the day centers. In home: initial intervention with PTA must be in conjunction with PT, followed by co-visits every 6th treatment in the home or every 2 weeks (whichever comes first).
  • Assists with the procedures required for the compliance of PACE’S environmental and departmental policies as related to the physical therapy department.
  • Provides accurate and timely documentation of resident treatment in accordance with facility, state, and federal regulations.
  • Participates in PACE programs which are appropriate for physical therapy staff; participates in task forces and other QAPI activities as requested.
  • Participates in consultations and interdepartmental in-service education programs to enhance clinical and professional awareness of the practice of Physical Therapy and its relationship to other disciplines.
  • Establishes, monitors, modifies and performs maintenance exercise programs as needed both in the day center and home environments.
  • Assists in specified aspects of department administration; assists in orientation, supervision, and education of volunteers, students, aides, etc.
  • Practices safety awareness, reports any possible safety/environment issues to supervisor, and adheres to safety policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates adherence to all compliance policies and procedures. Is responsible for promoting and fostering compliance in the workplace.
  • Ensures the highest quality of care by performing responsibilities according to the highest professional standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of PACE/D&TC Emergency Preparedness Plan and can verbalize their role during an event.

Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree from a physical therapy program accredited by New York State or an Associate’s Degree from a program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Must have a current NYS License to practice PTA or possess a current Limited Permit from the State Education Department and be registered for the certification exam.
  • Ability to carry out treatment plan and convey results to interdisciplinary team and families both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to instruct participants in techniques for exercise and mobility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of APTA standards of practice.
  • Demonstrated skill in the provision of physical therapy approaches that meet goals of treatment plans and are motivating to the participants.
  • Valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
  • Proficient in MS Office and able to learn new software rapidly.
  • INDPRO

An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.

Physical Requirements

Walking 30.00%

Standing 20.00%

Sitting 30.00%

Lifting 20.00% 50lbs

 

 

Benefits/Compensation

  • Pay Range $25.83 - $30 / hour
  • Excellent medical, dental, prescription and vision insurance
  • Disability coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(k) Retirement/Pension Plans
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Free Loretto Health Clinic Visits
  • Generous Paid Time-Off Accrual
  • Fun events for employees
  • Convenient locations with free parking
  • Employee Coaches - to help you achieve life goals
  • Diaper Assistance Program
  • Opportunity for career growth and movement within 19 sites!

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