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Licensed PT Assistant- PRN - Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital

Company: Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: Under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, performs treatments and provides exercise instruction and demonstration for patients. Assists the Physical Therapist during patient testing, evaluations and complex procedures. Carries out a program of corrective exercise and treatment for assigned patients. Instructs patients on segments of the program, including proper use of wheelchairs, crutches, canes, braces and prosthetic appliances and devices. Job is performed appropriately to the needs of the age population served as defined in the department's scope of service.
JOB FUNCTIONS

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:
1. Provides patient care to patients assigned under the direction of a Physical
Therapist.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

* Delivers care as defined in age specific plan of care, implements treatment programs based on evaluation results, discharge goals, patient goals.

* Provides patient and family teaching as indicated. Provides home programs.

* Adjusts or modifies patient specific treatment with prior approval of a therapist and adapts environment to facilitate patient's progress.

* Assists in data collection for assessments and reassessments.
* Meets productivity target as defined by department.

* Utilizes technology effectively to maximize patient gains.

2. Documents care provided
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

* Documents patient records, billing procedures, and productivity management records, according to protocol.

* Adheres to department documentation standards.

3. Promotes team approach in patient care under direction of Physical Therapist.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

* Works cooperatively with team members to assure a comprehensive interdisciplinary patient program and discharge goals.

* Attends patient related conferences and meetings for patients.

* Participates in discharge planning activities. Makes appropriate recommendations regarding discharge needs and/or equipment needs.

* Recommends to the supervisor/manager equipment that may enhance the Rehab Program.

* Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences and patient planning.

4. Promotes education and participates in department tasks.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

* Provides staff training to promote patient progress re: equipment, transfers, mobility, etc.

* Participates in and/or provides in-services and training for assistants, rehab tech, students, hospital staff, and volunteers and participates in department management tasks.

* Keeps abreast of current/new treatment approaches and/or equipment and recommends to the supervisor/manager equipment and/or supplies that may enhance Rehab Program.

* Attends mandatory meetings and assists other departments as needed.
* Attends continuing education for licensure requirements.

5. Performs other duties and special projects as required.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
* Completes assigned projects by due date.Louisiana State licensure required.
Oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
Good organizational skills.
CPR Certified.

Keywords: Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge , Licensed PT Assistant- PRN - Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, Healthcare , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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