Therapist / Physical Therapist Assistant Job in Merced, California / Skilled Nursing Facility
Company: Brighton Rehabilitation
Posted on: May 2, 2021
The Physical Therapy Assistant for Brighton Rehabilitation
("Brighton") is responsible for providing quality Physical Therapy
services to patients and contract facilities. This includes
treatment, provision of education, appropriate documentation, and
patient/family communication for the purpose of assisting the
patients achieve optimal functional level and quality of life in an
interdisciplinary rehabilitation setting. The Physical Therapist
Assistant reports directly to the supervising licensed therapist
and the Director of Rehabilitation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Quality Patient Care
Provide Quality Patient Care
a. Participate in screening individuals in compliance with policy
b. Ensure plan of treatment is developed and initiated by the
attending physical therapist.
c. Obtain and communicate the appropriate data necessary for the
attending physical therapist to engage in treatment planning and
the development of appropriate goals.
d. Maintain documentation according to Brighton's policy and
procedure for content and timeliness.
e. Respond pro-actively to the needs of the assigned
2. Direct Patient Care
a. Adhere to Physical Therapy Department policies and procedures
regarding the treatment of patients referred to the facility.
b. Adhere to established short term goals, long term goals, and
treatment plan for each patient.
c. Administer individual or group therapy services as outlined in
the treatment plan and approved by the attending physical
d. As directed, supervise physical therapy assistant students.
e. Monitor the patient during all phases of treatment and supervise
the use of specialized equipment.
f. Provide specific training in the use, care and/or application of
assistive or orthotic devices to patient, family or other
department staff or team members as appropriate.
g. Inform the family or other team members of the specific therapy
program to ensure maximal carryover of training in preparation for
h. Confer informally and formally, as appropriate, at family and
team conferences with other team members in coordinating the total
rehabilitative program of the patient.
i. Establish individual patient schedules in conjunction with other
j. Record billable treatment times according to Brighton's
procedures and submit required statistics to corporate office.
k. Participate in FMP training, and discharge planning as
3. Indirect Patient Care Activities
a. Complete progress reports on all patients and communicate to the
attending Physical Therapist.
b. Ensure all Brighton's required documentation is completed,
including the appropriate signatures, on all patients in a timely
c. As directed, assists in the orientation of Certified Physical
Therapy Assistants and Rehab Aides.
d. Ensure continued professional development through participation
in facility in-services and outside continuing education programs;
shares knowledge and technical skills with other team members.
e. Attend and participate in professional staff meetings and
in-services; attends and participates in family and team
f. As directed, participate in department program development
g. Assists in maintaining adequate levels of equipment and in
maintaining the therapeutic area.
h. Demonstrate initiative in assisting other staff members.
i. Ensure documentation (700, 701, and weekly notes etc...) are
filed in the medical record in a timely manner.
j. Promote Brighton's mission, philosophy, goals, and directives in
a positive and appropriate manner.
k. Perform other duties as required.
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