Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Gary, Indiana, United States Full-time

Providence Life Services is seeking a Full Time, Physical Therapy Assistant for the Home Health division for our Indiana location primarily in the Gary, East Chicago, Porter and Lake County areas. 

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides skilled physical therapy treatment according to the Plan of Care and Physician's Orders
  • Collaborates with the physician, client, PT and SN on the treatment, which includes client problem/needs, treatments, goals, and discharge planning in order to provide coordinated care.
  • Observes, records, and reports problems, progress and changes to the physician and other team members in a complete, accurate, and timely manner in order to provide quality care and maintain continuity of care.
  • Communicates with the PT and Director of Rehab regarding initial evaluations, discharge plans, weekly schedules, and absences in order to provide continuity of care and adequate coverage for clients and caseloads
  •  Instructs the client, family, or caregiver on the home programs in order to improve functional levels, activities of daily living, and maximize the client’s potential.
  • Complies with Universal Precautions and Infection Control Policies in order to provide for a safe environment for the clients, families, and self

Qualifications :

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapy assistant program
  • Must be licensed in the State of Indiana
  • Must be CPR certified.
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year Home Health experience.
  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet.

EOE

All Full Time PLS employees are eligible for a comprensive benfit package