Physical Therapy Assistant
Job Specifications: (Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required)
Demonstrates expertise in understanding local and state therapy practice guidelines. Demonstrates expertise in understanding agency clinical therapy service policies and procedures and service delivery model. Demonstrates high professional and personal standards of integrity. Works Independently. Demonstrate ability to create a positive environment that values, respects and leverages all employees. Demonstrate ability to create a positive environment that values and respects all therapy providers/vendors. Demonstrate knowledge of school and clinic organization and administration. Job Responsibilities:
Submit accurate and timely Super bills on a daily basis according to UCP guidelines. Provide and monitor client coverage and turn in and revise schedules on a weekly basis. This requires achieving monthly and annual productivity goals based on existing caseload. Effectively apply and adapt therapy sessions according to patient’s needs and assist in establishing goals. This includes recognizing when the patient has received optimal benefit from therapy services. Write accurate and complete daily progress notes at the end of each session following UCP guidelines. Conduct home visits/assessments when necessary. Ensure compliance of UCP Confidentiality and HIPAA patient rights procedures for all client files and information in therapist caseload. Submit accurate and timely assistive technology reports, equipment recommendations, discharge recommendations, and school reports. Provide Physical Therapy consultations to education staff to facilitate incorporation of clients' physical therapy goals into classroom activities and participate in multi-disciplinary planning with staff members. (Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Exceptional Education, etc…) Provide parent consultations and instructions for home programs. Speak to parent groups and provide educational materials to them when necessary. Generate monthly parent therapy notes for in-clinic clients. Assist with physical therapy demonstrations on UCP videos when necessary. Provide training programs to other UCP staff and participate in in-service trainings and case presentations. Participate in client staffing, and in hospital, doctor's office, school, and medical equipment company visits when necessary. Recommend and create/obtain assistive devices or equipment for individual clients through purchase or loans for use at UCP and at home. Complete correspondence to community resources regarding client care (i.e. physicians, schools), as needed. Work with other community agencies as directed or needed. Annually attend Continuing Education courses (or equivalent) focused on areas authorized by campus Therapy Clinical Specialist (TCS) for the clinical portion and the TPOM for the operational portion, according to compliance with licensing regulations. Research new techniques and share with other UCP staff. Perform other duties as assigned.