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Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: FLORIDA PACE CENTERS, INC.
Location: Hialeah
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Miami Jewish Health is one of the largest providers of healthcare and living options for aging adults in the Southeast. We operate Florida PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Centers, the largest PACE program in Florida, which serves as health plan, healthcare provider, and social center designed for older adults with complex medical needs. We have four adult day health centers that serve participants in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

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Our careers are challenging, meaningful and rewarding. Join us now to do purposeful work in supporting our community's seniors and their families.

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Job Title: Physical Therapy Assistant PACE

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Job Summary

Provides Physical Therapy Services to participants of the Florida PACE Centers, Inc. - Assists with assessments, treatment, and documentation under the supervision of the Licensed Physical Therapist.

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Essential Job Functions

Assists in treatment of physical therapy participants under the direction of a Licensed Physical Therapist Documents participant treatment in the medical record according to policies and procedures Reports observation of the participant's performances and responses to the Licensed Physical Therapist Assist Physical Therapist with ordering equipment, durable medical equipment, and supplies Prepares participant's weekly schedule and assignments in a timely manner Reports equipment malfunction immediately and maintains an adequate level of supplies per established procedures Participates as an active member of IDT providing updates regarding the needs or progress of participants Explains Physical Therapy services to participants, caregivers and members of IDT Attends and participates in committees and family member meetings Provides in services as needed to participants and staff members Participates in in-services and meetings as needed Adheres to standards of care, clinical guidelines and protocols in rendering care to participants, including precautions and contraindications Consults with other PACE disciplines as directed regarding participant concerns and activity adaptations. Provide supervision, guidance and assistance to rehabilitation aides and students in their delivery of services and reports as indicated to OT regarding pertinent issues. Utilizes appropriate safety measures when providing care to participants and other job duties. Performs related non-clinical services necessary to maintain the efficient operation of the Physical Therapy department, and adjusts schedule as required to meet the needs of participants. Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of employee, participant, sensitive agency information and supports Quality Improvement efforts.

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Job Requirements

Education:

Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant

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Experience:

1 year of experience in physical therapy and experience working with geriatric population preferred

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Licenses/Certifications:

Current Florida State License as a Physical Therapist Assistant

Valid Florida driver's license

Proof of insurance

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Abilities Required

Demonstrates a caring attitude toward participants, family members, employees and other facility visitors and guests Current knowledge of safety issues needed in the treatment of participants, especially regarding body mechanics and body substance precautions to protect self, participants and personnel Excellent human relations and communication skills

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Functional Demands

Environment Work Conditions:

Normal working condition with adequate lighting and ventilation

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Infectious Material Exposure:

No routine exposure to blood/body fluids/tissues, but may occasionally require performing unplanned activities which may involve exposure to blood/body fluids/tissues

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Organizational Expectations

Ensures that resident's/patient's rights are adhered to Demonstrates professionalism and accountability Demonstrates a caring attitude consistent with Miami Jewish EmpathicareSM toward MJH residents, patients, family members, employees, and other facility guests Demonstrates excellent communication skills Ensures confidentiality and security of patients' medical information Identifies and utilizes appropriate channels of communication Able to speak, read and write English Able to think and act calmly to meet unusual occurrences of the job Adheres to the organization's Mission, Vision and Values Participates in departmental activities, meetings and in-services and follows established guidelines Maintains a safe working environment

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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We believe in the power of empathy, the value of relationships and the importance of a life well-lived. Come see why Miami Jewish Health is unlike anywhere you've ever worked before. We offer competitive compensation, medical/dental/vision coverage and a 403(b)-retirement savings plan for eligible full and part-time positions, free on-campus parking, an onsite fitness center and more.

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Miami Jewish Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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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.

Keywords: FLORIDA PACE CENTERS, INC., Hialeah , Physical Therapy Assistant, Other , Hialeah, Florida

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