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Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA, Rehab, Therapy) - Homecare

Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: Torrington
Posted on: May 16, 2024

Job Description:

Description Job Schedule: Part Time Standard Hours: 32 Job Shift: Shift 1 Shift Details: Start here at Hartford HealthCare and work where every moment matters!
Hartford HealthCare at Home doesn't just take great care of our patients; we take great care of our therapists too! Our benefit options at Hartford HealthCare at Home are designed so you can care for yourself and your family, just as you care for others when you are here.
-What our employees love about HHCAH: -
--- - - - - - - -Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250.00 after six months of employment and up to 40% tuition discounts with partnering institutions for colleague AND dependents
--- - - - - - - -Loan forgiveness for qualifying existing student loans
--- - - - - - - -Employee assistance and wellness programs including a strong focus on promoting mental health
--- - - - - - - -Paid time off and health insurance packages
--- - - - - - - -All therapists are provided a cellphone and laptop
--- - - - - - - -Discounts on services, products and optional coverages - movie tickets, pet insurance, travel and more!
Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) is the premier rehabilitation provider in Connecticut. We provide rehabilitation services across the continuum - acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, sub-acute rehabilitation, homecare, outpatient centers, and in community settings such as senior centers, work sites, and schools and colleges. We offer a variety of specialists, including oncology, women's health, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language and are known for our commitment to high quality, customer focused outcomes. -

Hartford HealthCare at Home - We currently have Fulltime, Part-time and Pay Per Visit opportunity with HHCRN's home care division with flexible scheduling, wonderful work-life balance! Locations will be -Wallingford, North Haven, North Branford, East Haven, Branford and surrounding towns.For over 115 years, Hartford HealthCare at Home has been fulfilling our mission by enabling individuals to achieve maximum independence, participate in their own plan of care, and to live with dignity while receiving quality care in their own homes. Our dedicated caregivers of HHC at Home use the latest in research and education to develop a coordinated, consistently high standard of care for all its customers.
Job Summary:
Under the clinical supervision of a Physical Therapist, the Physical Therapist Assistant administers Physical Therapy treatments to patients. Provides assistance to the Physical Therapist by supplying objective measures to be utilized by the Physical Therapist in -evaluation of patient's level of function and determination of treatment strategies.
Responsibilities: -

Assists the Physical Therapist with aspects of patient assessment by performing delegated duties such as testing for joint range of motion, muscle strength, and mobility status, identifying rehab precautions.
Recognizes physiological and age related changes in the patient. - Consults with the Physical Therapist and other Health Care Team members.
Under the clinical supervision of the Physical Therapist and as delegated by the Physical Therapist, perform therapeutic techniques that are appropriate to patient's needs and medical status. -Implement treatment plan as provided by the Physical Therapist and deliver patient care by utilizing appropriate interventions, such as heat, cold, light, water, sound, electricity, mobilization and therapeutic exercise.
Communicate patient progress to the Physical Therapist.
Provides patient and caregiver education regarding treatment, precautions, and equipment use as delegated by the Physical Therapist.
Completes all documentation including but not limited to: evaluation, care plan and goals, patient status and progress, visits, patient discharge summary, and patient care transition plan and summary. -
Assist the Physical Therapist with patient transition planning and/or patient discharge planning including recommendations to community resources to meet patient needs throughout the continuum of care. Help to coordinate patient care with other care providers such as Rehab Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers, and other community resources as related to care transition planning.


  • Education & Training: -
    Associates Degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program
    Current State of CT Physical Therapy Assistant license required
    For Home Care Only: Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required
    Experience: -
    --- Knowledge of principles and practices of Physical Therapy.
    --- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
    --- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact with patients, families and co-workers.
    --- Ability to deal effectively with stress and ability to exercise independent judgment.

    Other: Valid motor vehicle operators license, reliable personal automobile during business hours, and active automobile insurance coverage in accordance with Agency policy.
    We take great care of careers. -
    With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. - Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. - We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. - Every moment matters. - And this is your moment.

Keywords: Hartford HealthCare, New England , Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA, Rehab, Therapy) - Homecare, Healthcare , Torrington, Northeast

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