Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Full-Time
Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center - Newport, RI
Posted 1 month ago

We are hiring a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) to join our dynamic care team at Heatherwood Rehab in Newport!

Working with our team and residents will give you purpose in your professional and personal life.

Here at Athena Health Care Systems, our employees are the heart of our organization, and we take immense pride in their dedication. We are not only committed to delivering high-quality care and customer service to our patients and their families, but we also aspire to be the employer of choice. We strive to create a workplace where your skills and talents are nurtured to allow you to grow within the company.

As a PTA, you assist in the provision, collection of assessment data, and direct treatment to a general rehab caseload under the direction and supervision of a Physical Therapist and participate in clinical program development.

Education & Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from an accredited program.
  • CEU’s per state licensure requirements.
  • Current licensure by the applicable state agency where required.
  • Two years of clinical experience preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • May perform additional assigned administrative duties such as assigned by the Rehab Program Manager.
  • Under a physician’s order provides direct resident treatments in accordance with an established plan of care.  Treatment venue includes individual, supervised, and group.
  • Contributes to the team meeting and decision making process as defined by the program.
  • Consults with and trains patients, residents and caregivers.
  • Monitors efficiencies on an ongoing basis in collaboration with supervisor.
  • Documents activities according to the company’s clinical documentation system on a timely basis.
  • Demonstrates consistent knowledge and application of Medicare and other reimbursement regulations.
  • Participates in clinical program development and implementation.
  • Demonstrates ability for continuous new learning to remain current in the field.
  • May perform additional duties as requested by supervisor.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities.

Specific Requirements:

  • Ability to function effectively in multi-faceted systems and to interact effectively with all levels of staff and customers.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Standing and walking for significant amounts of time is necessary.
  • Communication skills needed for directing staff, customer relations, marketing activities.
  • Ability to perform documentation needs, manipulations of equipment and direct patient care.
  • Requires intense attention and concentration.
  • Ability to cope with periodic stress associated with changing census and staffing demands.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage time effectively for self and others.
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of personality types, ages, and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to articulate and comprehend the English language.

About Athena Health Care Systems:

Heatherwood is managed by Athena Health Care Systems. Athena Health Care Systems, headquartered in Connecticut, has been a pioneer in delivering exceptional healthcare services since its establishment in 1984. Operating nursing homes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena stands out as one of the premier and highly regarded providers of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. Through our commitment to improving both the lives of our residents and the quality of our environments, we have transformed our managed facilities into thriving communities where residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and employees find a fulfilling and supportive work environment.

Become a vital part of our team committed to delivering exceptional care to the residents we serve.

Athena’s Benefits:

  • Competitive and Weekly Pay
  • Holiday Pay for Hourly and Salaried Employees
  • Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Exclusive Employer Discount Program

Benefits Available for Eligible Team Members:

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

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