Home Health Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant PTALancaster, California
A critical member of our health care delivery team, KP Care at Home (KPCAH) clinicians help our members when they are at their most vulnerable. In this role, you’ll practice positive, compassionate care — working efficiently and safely. You’ll have the chance to immediately apply learnings to patient treatment while offering solutions to issues instead of contributing to issues. Our clinicians embody the KPCAH vision of providing world-class, high-quality care and support in the comfort of a familiar environment. This is an opportunity to show that you’re an effective healer, a highly adaptable team player, and an individual of impeccable integrity.
- Job Type: Full-time
- Job Level: Individual Contributor
- Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
We’re looking for Care at Home clinicians who possess the following traits.
- Team Player
Our compensation and benefits are designed to help you and your family stay healthy and thrive in and beyond work.
Medical, Vision & Dental
Vacation, Holiday & Sick Leave
Health & Wellness Programs
Our values, who we are and what we stand for, are represented by three core pillars:
Commitment – We are deeply committed to our members, their health, dignity, safety, and their choice to receive care and support in their home.
Compassion – We provide compassionate care to our patients who need services, are recovering, or have chosen to age with dignity in their home.
Comfort – We take seriously our responsibility to comfort our patients and support their caregivers to safeguard the quality of life of our patients.
When you join our KPCAH clinician team, you’ll have many paths open to you to grow your skills and your career. Here are just a few:
- If you have an aptitude for training colleagues, you could grow into a role as a preceptor and eventually as a Staff Educator.
- If you’re interested in project management, performance improvement, or operational oversight, you could pursue opportunities as a Regional Consultant, Clinical Supervisor, or Quality Coordinator.
- If you have subject matter expertise in specialty care areas such as Wound Care and Telehealth, you could elevate your practice and share your expertise as a Regional Practice Leader.
- We aim to grow our clinicians to be leaders in their field. As such, we offer ongoing opportunities for specialized training and certifications that include, but are not limited to, Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Certification, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) Certification, Lean Six Sigma Certification through Kaiser Permanente’s Improvement Advisor Program.
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“It’s humbling to be able to work with people during some of their toughest days. Being a home health physical therapist for Kaiser Permanente gives me opportunities to connect with members and their family to improve their mobility. It is a rewarding experience to be able to help someone improve their overall health at home.”
“I’m proud to assist patients in a unique setting within Kaiser Permanente health care — at a patient’s home. I can work with them in their own environment to address their specific needs during their physical rehabilitation. Being a part of Kaiser Permanente’s home care rehab team that delivers the highest quality care and compassion is an honor and I look forward to the rest of my career here.”
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“I love being a part of the dedicated team at KP Care at Home. We’re a home health agency that exemplifies the high-quality care our communities deserve. We pride ourselves on extending Kaiser Permanente's incredible care into the home and to optimize recovery in one's comfortable surroundings. As a caring and compassionate person, KP Care at Home has supported me in being the best for my patients.”
“Having been in health care for over 17 years in the home care setting, one thing that stands out in working for KP Care at Home is the ability to grow within the team. I love being able to hone in and master your skills and building such a great support system with colleagues. Teamwork is what makes an entity function like a well-oiled machine, and I’m proud to say that we have that in this team.”
Home Health Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant PTA
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Under the supervision of the registered physical therapist, administers therapeutic modalities with the use of specialized equipment; instructs the patient and supervises established therapeutic exercise, functional activities, and fits and instructs patients in the use of orthopedic appliances.
- Patient Health Care. Instruct patients on general health and basic self care procedures. Review, explain and clarity physician orders with patient or parent. Instruct patients in use of home equipment. Apply orthopedic appliances. Apply and remove dressings. Follow standard infection control procedures. Initiate emergency procedures (including CPR) and provide emergency patient treatment. Lift patients. Monitor patient vital signs. Monitor patients for bleeding. Observe machine monitors. Prepare and position patients for procedures. Provide therapeutic patient care as prescribed by a physician. Observe and monitor patient condition for reactions during and after procedures. Observe patients using remote monitoring equipment. Visit assigned patients to observe and record symptoms. Perform geometric measures and gross muscle testing. Anesthetize patients with topical or aerosol medication. Adjust physical therapy treatments as conditions warrant. Administer physical therapy modalities. Assist patients with ambulation and exercises. Conduct group exercise classes. Evaluate patient response to physical therapy. Instruct patients in routine and complex physical therapy exercises. Interpret and administer prescribed physical therapy treatment. Perform basic physical therapy. Records and Patient Information. Interview patients to collect data. Review patient record for medical information. Fill out maintenance forms. Complete patient processing forms (such as CPRs). Record and chart patient data. Take patient medical and prescription history. Review patient charts to evaluate patients and identify significant conditions. Complete forms and records. Consult with physician concerning test results and alert physicians to test abnormalities. Issue report on findings. Perform accurate measurements and calculations on diagnostic test procedures. Maintain current records of all testing. Record and maintain patient treatment data, log of procedures, and records of equipment usage. Prepare periodic workload statistics. Collect and compile cumulative data and statistics.
- Equipment and Instruments. Ensure equipment is available for procedures and examinations. Set up orthopedic, cervical or pelvic traction. Stock/restock treatment/procedure rooms. Rinse and clean instrument and equipment. Arrange for equipment repair. Maintain clean work area. Prepare procedure and exam rooms. Restock operating, procedure, cast and examination rooms. Select and set out appropriate tubings and sterile supplies. Set up instruments and surgical trays. Deliver and return equipment. Soak instruments. Clean and sterilize instruments, supplies and equipment. Clean, lubricate and perform routine preventive maintenance. Inspect equipment and instruments for damage. Maintain equipment in good working order. Perform minor adjustments and/or repairs on equipment. Materials and Supplies. Order supplies. Dispose of expendable medical supplies. Administrative and Other. Participate in developing and conducting in-service programs and patient care classes. Demonstrate safety procedures. Coordinate and monitor activities within the unit. Participate in training physical therapy students. Train and orient new or less experienced personnel. Maintain current licensure/certificates. Answer call lights. Answer telephones and take messages. Locate personnel by paging system or beeper. Provide functional direction to assigned staff. Attend conferences, meetings and in-service training programs. Serve as resource person to co-workers by answering procedural questions and assisting in problem solving. Conduct in service training. Maintain proficiency in clinical skills. Patient Procedures and Activities. Explain test procedures and purpose. Assemble patient education materials. Demonstrate equipment for patient. Instruct patients in care and maintenance of equipment. Assist provider in patient examinations and procedures. Consult with provider concerning procedures and patient condition. Follow standard infection control procedures. Lift patients. Observe, monitor and evaluate patient condition during and after procedures. Take, record and monitor patient vital signs. Transport patients to/from procedure area. Apply, remove and adjust orthopedic devices (for example, splints, bandages, slings). Fit patient with orthopedic devices. Other Activities and Responsibilities. Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
- Successful completion of clinical competencies during internship.
- Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program with an Associate or Science degree in Physical therapy or California Examining Committee equivalent.
- Physical Therapist Assistant Certificate (California)
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