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Physical Therapy Assistant - Acute Care

Company: Trinity-Health
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day ShiftDescription:I Accountability Objectives:Carries out therapeutic treatment programs as identified by a licensed physical therapist in accordance with the physician's prescribed orders. Modifies treatment programs as appropriate to the patient's progress under the supervision of a physical therapist.II Position Qualifications:Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.A. EducationGraduate of an accredited educational program by the APTA (Associates Degree Program) and licensure.B. Licensure / CertificationCurrent Michigan Licensure as Physical Therapy Assistant.Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.C Special Skill / AptitudesGood interpersonal communication skills to deal effectively with patients, families, and hospital personnel.Teamwork approach, sense of humor, empathy, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude when executive jobExcellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.D. ExperienceSee education and certification requirements.III Duties / Responsibilities:Implement therapeutic exercise programs as identified by the supervising physical therapist.Under the direction of the supervising physical therapist, identify age related differences within the persons served and will adjust treatment style and expectations as appropriate.Additionally, makes recommendations to the supervising physical therapist on whatever treatment style alterations are necessary based upon the patient's cognitive function (ie, ability to take responsibility for oneself).Maintain all necessary documentation as required by department policy.Process patient billing as required by department.Maintain compliance with reimbursement requirements and authorizations.Must be able to meet productivity expectations as determined by management each fiscal year.Initiate and encourage good communication and relationships with the physical therapists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals involved in the provision of patient care.Build on existing skills and knowledge through continuing education.Adherence to the code of ethics adopted by the department and the profession and all department and hospital policies and procedures.Participate actively in the daily operations of the department and contribute to its compliance with regulations and customer service expectations.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the competencies/essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation.Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job.Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors.Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations.In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers. Make corrections as needed per charge capture policy/practice.In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively participates in on-going education and communication regarding revenue management.In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring of equipment assigned to the unit. Requests services for maintaining equipment as needed.In accordance with unit or departmental practice, proficient with the electronic health records for documentation, assessment, and care management, performing these activities concurrently with provision of care throughout the shift.Our Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity-Health, Pontiac , Physical Therapy Assistant - Acute Care, Other , Pontiac, Michigan

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