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Aegis Therapies: Physical Therapy Assistant / Pta

Aegis Therapies

This is a Contract position in Anaheim, CA posted January 20, 2022.

Aegis Therapies® is one of the nation’s leading providers of rehabilitation and wellness services.

We offer short-term and long-term therapy services in over 1,100 locations in 36 states.

Aegis specializes in providing services that adapt to each individual’s needs, using leading-edge technology and innovation to help restore strength and confidence after illness, injury or surgery.

More importantly we help individuals return to the activities they love.

When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards while building your professional skills and reaching your most ambitious goals — whether in a home health setting, outpatient, occupational, physical or speech therapy, medially oriented gyms or office support.

GENERAL PURPOSETo assist in the treatment of patients as directed by the Physical Therapist and participate as an active member of treatment location’s rehabilitation team ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIESProvides treatment to patients as directed by the Physical TherapistInstructs families and caregiver in maintenance programs as directed by the Physical TherapistCommunicates with supervisor and other interdisciplinary team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plansParticipates in patient-care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetingsParticipates in treatment location in-service training programsRemains knowledgeable of state practice acts and ensures the level of supervision they receive meets standards.

Does not provide treatment outside of practice act limitsAssists with cleaning and maintenance of treatment area and departmentDocuments patient care services by charting in patient and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.

Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures.

Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.E.

Ipad).Protects patients and employees by adhering to treatment location infection control policies and protocols and keeping information confidential per company and federal requirements.

Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with treatment location and department procedures, rules and regulations.Ensures proper operation of equipment by complying with company procedures and following manufacturer’s instructions; Provides services in multiple settings (including skilled nursing, assisted living, patient homes, and outpatient) as determined by supervisor and patient/resident need including community based services such as home health and wellness activities as required QUALIFICATIONSHigh school diploma or equivalentGraduate from a Physical Therapy Assistant programCurrent licensure as Physical Therapy Assistant in state of practice and/or nationally certifiedCurrent CPR certification, preferredAbility to travel within 50 minutes of your assigned primary building(s) as neededMust be capable of maintaining regular attendance KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORSAbility to communicate in English, both verbally and in writingGood problem-solving skillsGood computer skills including use of desktop computers and handheld devices with ability to learn company or customer systemsMust be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient, employee and company proprietary informationMust have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTSMobility, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, walking, heavy lifting, fine hand coordination, ability to hear, ability to read and write, ability to detect odors, and ability to remain calm under stress.Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc.Vision (corrected) adequate for reading.Intelligible speech and normal language / cognitive skills.Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretchers.Lifting of patients, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds rarely.Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day.Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching,crawling and reaching overhead.Must be able to transfer patients.Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients / caregivers.Work in a fast-paced clinical environment.Weekend and holiday work may be required.Work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.Several task and job duties involve a risk of exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).