The Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (LPTA) performs physical therapy treatments under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, as ordered by qualified physicians, in accordance with company standards and federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.
Expectations and Care Management
Implements the Plan of Care developed by the Physical Therapist ensuring that all patients are treated per the physician’s orders.
Communicates with the Physical Therapist, physician, and other pertinent staff about physical/medical concerns pertaining to the Plan of Care in order for appropriate revision, as the patient’s condition requires.
Collaborates with clinical team and Physical Therapist in the implementation of the patient assessments (OASIS).
Educates and instructs patient, family members and other health team members on the proper techniques for an exercise program, precautions and self care activities to assure safety for caregivers and patients.
Participates in the interdisciplinary team meeting by exchanging information on progress and discharge plan in order to provide the highest level of continuity of care for the patient.
Participates in the plan of care meetings to communicate to the patient, family members and patient advocates the patients’ progress and discharge plan.
Conducts home visits to implement the patient’s Plan of Care, to guide the patient in the use of therapeutic and self-care activities for the purpose of improving function and safety in order to allow the patient to remain at home at their highest level of function and independence.
Ensures that all work areas, treatment areas and equipment are maintained in a clean, sanitary and safe manner.
Organizes and performs the delivery of physical therapy treatments in accordance with company productivity standards.
Administration and Reporting
Quality, Compliance, and Risk Management
Maintains compliance with all standards, regulations and rules pertinent to services provided.
Maintains the confidentiality of patient information and honors the patient’s personal and property rights.
All other duties as assigned.
Associate degree in Physical Therapy Assistant Technology from a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or equivalent accredited program required.
Current unencumbered license for the state of Ohio to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant (LPTA) required.
One year experience as a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant in a hospital, long-term care facility, or home health agency preferred. New graduates welcome.
Experience in the care of geriatric and physical therapy patients required.
Knowledge of treatment modalities.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Must be insurable under professional liability and crime coverage policies as specified by insurance carrier underwriting standards.
Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice in Greater Columbus is a premier provider in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties. Services include hospice and palliative care, private-duty home care, long-term nursing care, physical/speech/occupational therapies, home health aides, social work services, medication administration, wound care management, IV therapy and more. Most importantly, we’re a company that:
chooses to operate as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization
makes its mission the heart of our organization
has a reputation for consistently exceeding the needs and expectations of those we serve
provides an engaging, team-oriented workplace dedicated to career, family and faith
commits to recognizing our employees for a job well done
We’re looking for people who:
have a passion for helping people, solving problems and contributing to a positive work environment
are excited about bringing their personal standards and ideals to work each day
understand that HOW you do your job is just as important as WHAT you do in your job
Why work at Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice?
Depending on an employee’s status, they may benefit from:
medical, dental, and vision insurance
403b retirement savings
paid time off including your birthday
training, continuing education, and education assistance
pay advances up to $500
the latest technology
unlimited career opportunities
and much more!
Who is Ohio Living?
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio Living is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit, multi-site senior living organizations. Since its founding in 1922, Ohio Living has defined the highest standards of quality of life for adults through its 12 life plan communities and Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice in 50 Ohio counties.
Our mission is to provide adults with caring and quality services toward the enhancement of
physical, mental and spiritual well-being consistent with the Christian Gospel.
Care • Integrity • Customer Service
Innovation • Financial Stewardship • Leadership
External Title: Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (LPTA) – Licking County
Requisition ID: 2021-9241
Weekly Scheduled Hours: 1.00
Work Schedule: 8 to 5
Street: 2740 Airport Drive
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