The LECOM Institute for Successful Aging is currently accepting applications
and resume submissions for a Full Time Physical Therapist Assistant. Under the
supervision of a Physical Therapist, the Physical Therapy Assistant
administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment for patients
suffering from injuries and muscle, nerve, joint and bone disease, to restore
function, relieve pain, and prevent disability by performing a numbered of
required duties for the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Review physician orders, patient‘s condition, and medical records;
Review data from the Physical Therapy evaluation and plan of care
including short and long term goals prior to administering treatment;
Review effective treatment strategies for areas of strength, endurance,
and functional mobility with the Physical Therapist;
Monitor and communicate patient response to physical therapy treatment;
Assist the Physical Therapist with patient at discharge including patient
and family instruction in safety, mobility and function;
Attend meetings in regards to patient care such as care plan meetings ,
welcome meetings and daily huddles on an as needed basis;
Modify physical therapy treatment and plan of care according to patient's
ability and response as directed by the supervising Physical Therapist;
Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at
Record treatment, response, and progress in the electronic medical record.
Documentation of patients care and services will adhere to accepted
regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines;
Record daily treatment charges per corporate procedures'
Adhere to all HIPPA procedures and guidelines in accordance with LECOM
Health's standard of excellence;
Educate the patient and/or caregivers to enhance functional independence;
Comply with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements;
Maintain compliance with appropriate therapy minutes, therapy intensity,
and productivity standards on daily basis;
Work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the
important work of LECOM Health; and
Accept other duties as needed/assigned for the Institution's needs.
Education and experience equivalent to:
Required: Physical Therapy Assistant degree from an accredited institution
required. Knowledge of OSHA regulations, CDC guidelines, hazardous waste
management and disposal and radiation safety. CPR and Pennsylvania license as
a Physical Therapy Assistant required.
LECOM's full time employees enjoy the availability of an industry leading
benefits package including:
Highmark BC/BS Medical Insurance with employee-only coverage costing only
Full Family Medical Insurance is only $270/month!
Employees with LECOM Medical Insurance can take advantage of waived co-
pays and deductibles at LECOM physicians and Millcreek Community Hosptial.
403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Matching of 100% after completing
one year of service!
Paid time off accruals – vacation and sick
7 paid holidays each calendar year
Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance is provided to all Full Time employees
at no cost!
Employee referral program
Employee appreciation/recognition events
Employee assistance program and discounted membership at the LECOM Fitness
and Wellness Center
The LECOM Institute for Successful Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer