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LHC Group PTA Home Health in Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Company Overview

Lutheran Health Network Home Health has a PRN opening for a Physical Therapist Assistant.

The Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA, LPTA) performs treatment and provides exercise instruction and patient education aimed at improving/enhancing the patient's well-being while following the established plan of care.

Lutheran Health Network Home Health, a part of LHC Group, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

Essential Functions

  • Under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, is at all times responsible to follow all state specific laws governing the provision of physical therapy in home care, to follow the treatment set only as defined by the Physical Therapist; to perform only thoseprocedures that he/she is qualified and trained to perform and to make all recommendations for changes in the plan of care to the supervising Physical Therapist.

  • Following the plan of care, instructs and aids patients in active and passive exercise, muscle re-education, gait, functional, ADL, transfer, safety, and prosthetic training.

  • Observes, records, and reports to the supervising PT, the supervising nurse, and/or the physician the patient's response to treatment and changes in the patient's condition.

  • Instructs patient, family, caregiver, and other members of the health care team in the areas of therapy in which they can participate to assist the patient.

  • Visits patient according to Plan of Treatment; complete a progress note for each visit and submits progress notes per LHC policy.

  • Participates in developing the Plan of Treatment.

  • Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary.

  • Adheres to LHC Therapy Standards of Practice in provision of services to all patients.

Education & Experience

License Requirements

  • Current licensed, registered, or certified to assist in the practice of physical therapy in state of practice.

  • Current CPR certification is required.

  • Current driver's license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.

Additional State Requirements

  • AZ: Must have 2,000 hours of experience under onsite supervision post certification prior to working in home health.

  • LA and TX: Must have one (1) year of experience as a licensed PTA.

  • PA: Must have 2,000 hours of experience providing patient-related services under the supervision of a licensed physicaltherapist or worked as a physical therapist assistant for at least 3 years between October 2, 2003 and October 2, 2008 (Parttime work is acceptable if equivalent to 3 years of full time work).

  • AK, AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MS, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, TN, VA,WA, WV, WI: No additional state specific requirements.

An equal opportunity employer

LHC Group is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status. To learn more about the opportunities for you with LHC Group and our affiliates, contact one of our Human Resources team members at 1.866.LHC.Group.

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