Humana Government Business - Humana Clinical Resources

Physical Therapy Assistant

2 months ago
Job ID
2017-1887
US-FL-Eglin AFB
# of Openings
1

Overview

Humana Government Business is seeking a qualified Physical Therapist Assistant to join an outstanding team of professionals providing outpatient physical therapy healthcare services to government beneficiaries including active duty personnel, military dependents and retirees.

 

 

Responsibilities

Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Administers physical therapy patient care under supervision of a physical therapist, authorized extender, or credentialed provider.  Physical therapy duties include implementing treatment programs; using special equipment; administering modalities; and other treatment procedures.

 

  • Physical therapy assistants will prepare patient for treatment by proper dress and position, and frequently checks on patient during treatment period to satisfy patient needs.

 

  • Physical therapy assistants will coordinate patient and therapist treatment schedules.

 

  • Physical therapy assistants will document patient care.  Observes, records, and reports patient      responses.

 

  • Assist physical therapist with evaluations, tests, measurements, and procedures when needed.

 

  • Note diagnosis of patient and takes precautions to observe indications and contradictions.  Maintains standards of care and ethical conduct set down by the American Physical Therapy Association.

 

  • Physical therapy assistants Perform, assist with, or manage physical therapy administrative activities. Coordinate administrative activities to assure effective and efficient delivery of patient care and rehabilitation programs.

 

  • Maintain records of physical therapy cases and prepares activity reports.

 

  • Physical therapy assistants perform and maintain collection of patient data through the data processing system.  Reviews reports and records for accuracy and compliance with directives, and submits data to appropriate authority.

 

  • Physical therapy assistants assist in monitoring and evaluating physical therapy activities and determining compliance with standards of care, policies, and directives.

 

  • Physical therapy assistants evaluate technical and administrative activities to improve clinic proficiency.

 

  • Physical therapy assistants manage material and equipment.  Analyzes needs and recommends      requirements for resources.

 

  • Physical  therapy assistants ensure compliance with inspection and maintenance procedures, and safeguards physical therapy equipment.

 

  • Ensure physical therapy standards, directives, policies, or procedures provide quality patient care in an ethical, legal, safe, sanitary, caring, and efficient environment.

 

  • Educate patients in exercise and conducts treatment utilizing special equipment, modalities, and other treatment procedures.

 

  • Physical therapy assistants fit assistive devices to protect or assist patient in achieving optimal independent physical function.

 

  • Attend and participate in clinical meetings and conferences as directed by the Physical Therapy Officer In Charge (OIC).

 

The Physical therapy assistants shall perform procedures compatible with the MTF’s operating capacity and equipment.  New medical procedures/services shall not be introduced without prior recommendation to, and approval of, the MTF Commander or authorized representative.

Qualifications

  • Current, unrestricted licensure in any U.S. State.
  • Current BCLS certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) prior to start.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Graduate of an APTA-accredited Physical Therapy Assistance (PTA) Program. 
  • Minimum of one year recent practice experience within the past three years in a clinical setting, preferably in orthopedic/sports medicine.  Experience as an athletic trainer is also desired.
  • Mandatory knowledge of functional anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, psychology, and psychiatry, medical terminology, and therapeutic modalities.
  • Basic computer skills and ability to learn new computer programs. 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen due to government contract

For immediate consideration please apply directly to: https://careers-humanaclinicalresources.icims.com/ Keyword: 1887 You may also email Diana Williams directly to dwilliams4@humana.com or via fax to 502-322-8157.

 

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