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Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: Optum
Location: Downey
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

**OVERVIEW OF POSITION:**Responsible for performing physical therapy patient care not requiring constant supervision of technical details in accordance with the treatment plan. Performs and applies a variety of physical therapy procedures and modalities to a variety of patients within compliance of the State of California Physical Therapy Practice Act, the APTA Code of Ethics and HealthCare Partners policies and procedures.**ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:**+ Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate HealthCare Partners' (HCP) commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customer.+ Consistently demonstrates technical proficiency in physical therapy treatment implementation.+ Implements, progresses and adjusts the physical therapy treatment plan as appropriate to changes in patient status, and provides for the safety and well-being of the patient during the treatment session.+ Explains the physical therapy procedures and equipment to patients and checks for understanding.+ Documents the patient's treatments and responses in the physical therapy chart and completes all documentation in an accurate, legible and timely manner.+ Reports any and all changes in the patient's condition to the Physical Therapist as immediacy dictates.+ Acts as Clinical Instructor (CI) and mentor to Physical Therapy Assistant students.+ Maintains an on-time patient appointment schedule in accordance with established department standard for productivity. Alters schedule to meet department of patient needs. Maintains productivity outside of patient schedule.+ Self-identifies potential unsafe systems, processes and/or situations, and reports them using the appropriate forms to the appropriate employee.+ Maintains a clean, neat and safe environment for patients and staff according to company and department policies.+ Assists in the orientation and training of new staff members, and the development of new procedures as required.+ Performs routine maintenance of clinical and non-clinical areas and equipment as needed.+ Maintains professional growth within the department though participation in external continuing education courses.+ Adheres to Universal Precautions at all times.+ Adheres to safety policies and procedures at all times.+ Uses, protects, and discloses HCP patients' protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.+ Performs additional duties as assigned.**EDUCATION:**+ 1 to 2 years of post-high school education or a degree from a two-year college.+ Graduate of APTA-accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program.+ Current California Physical Therapy Assistant license.**EXPERIENCE:****KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:**+ Basic Life Support for healthcare providers.+ Computer literate.+ Comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy and physical therapy treatment techniques and modalities.+ Ability to effectively manage patient care in a fast-paced setting.+ Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and patients while maintaining quality of service.+ Effective verbal and written communication skills.Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Here you'll find incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(SM)Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Optum and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment

Keywords: Optum, Downey , Physical Therapy Assistant, Other , Downey, California

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