Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant, PRN - Miami Area

CovenantCare (Miami FL, USA) 4 days ago

Why Covenant Care?
Are you a Healthcare Warrior? Want a competitive, engaging job with great perks? Want a seat at the table to discuss strategy? Want to see your ideas put into action? Then you want to look closely at a career with Covenant Care.

Covenant Care is one of the largest non-profit providers of home health, hospice, memory, palliative and private duty care in the regions we serve. Our collaborative team of more than 600 physicians, nurses, aides, therapists and professional staff and volunteers serve patients and families in communities throughout Florida and Alabama. For more information, visit choosecovenant.org, or visit us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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Our teammates enjoy a supportive environment and flexible schedule with advancement opportunities. Covenant Care’s engaging culture is founded upon mutual respect and trust. A place where employees feel valued and patients and residents feel the service is extraordinary. We recognize and celebrate the value of each teammate’s unique contributions and encourage a sense of ownership, sharing our mission with patients, families and our communities.

Position Summary:

Under supervision of a Physical Therapist and in accordance with agency policies, gives medically prescribed therapy. Provides advisory services to other professional workers who share responsibility for client care. Participates in the development of the physical therapy program. Functions require special skills and knowledge of public health principles and practices. Each client visit will be documented on the appropriate clinical or progress note.


A. Associate degree and graduation from an accredited school for Physical Therapy Assistants required. Work experience of at least one year as a Physical Therapy Assistant.

B. Current Florida Physical Therapy Assistant license.

C. Current CPR certification.

D. Current driver’s license with access to an auto and required insurance coverage.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

A. Performs physical therapy procedures on clients for whom these have been medically prescribed.

B. Teaches appropriate treatment procedures and supportive activities to client and family members as delegated and supervised by the therapist.

C. Translates all exercises into functional activities or activities of daily living.

D. Assist with developing needed plan for modifying equipment, appliances and the physical surroundings in client’s home.

E. Confers regularly with the attending Physical Therapist regarding client’s progress. Reports to them the physical and emotional condition and reactions to treatment and interprets social and physical factors in the environment that affect client care.

F. Interprets to the clients and family the implications of the treatment consistent with the actions and wishes of the physician.

G. Helps the family accept responsibility for providing care.

H. Provides families with information, support and encouragement to help motivate them in their progress.

I. Helps individuals and families to accept and adjust positively to physical, mental and social limitations.

J. Teaches basic principles of good posture and body mechanics in relation to changing needs of individual in all age groups.

K. Maintains necessary records. Prepares clinical and progress notes.

L. Provides advisory and consultation services to staff.

M. Demonstrates rehabilitation procedures and supportive activities on selected clients to nurses responsible for follow-up services.

N. Participates in the PI program by utilizing suggestion boxes, customer service, and brings matters to attention of management staff.

O. Maintains all education required by licensure is current. Complies with OSHA, CHAP, State and Federal Standards.

P. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible with workflow, department needs and work hours.

Q. Updates management regarding potential problems or concerns. Also responsible for consulting with clinicians or managers as needed.

R. Maintains an understanding of the company’s scope of services.

S. Understands the infrastructure and how and where to transfer calls in the company.

T. Maintains a professional image.

U. Uses appropriate phone etiquette.

V. Participates in interdisciplinary conferences as required.

W. Submits clinical documentation in a timely manner according to agency policy.

X. Promotes a customer friendly atmosphere for all visitors and ensures client confidentiality at all times.

Y. Participates in accreditation program.

Z. Performs other duties as assigned.

AA. Participates in in-service program.

Special Demands/Physical Requirements:

Office/Home Environment. May be exposed to biological hazards.

Contact the Human Resources Department at 850.365.9659 for more information. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant, PRN - Miami Area

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