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Physical Therapist Assistant, Per Diem

Company: Apple Rehab Middletown
Location: Middletown
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

Apple Rehab Middletown - Apple Rehab Middletown is a 70 bed skilled nursing facility located in Middletown,CT. Our facility is easily accessible from route 9, minutes from downtown, and on the bus line. Our staff and residents enjoy spending time near our beautiful memorial garden in our large backyard. Our employees dedication and family-like relationships is what sets our building apart from others.
Come grow with us!
Are you ready to work for a company that is uniquely different; an organization that is committed to your personal and professional growth? Then come join the team at Apple Rehab, one of Connecticut's leading providers of short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. We are currently seeking a Physical Therapist Assistant to join our team!
The Apple Rehab Difference
What distinguishes Apple Rehab? We think it is our philosophy of Better Life, which operates on the premise that each patient and staff member is a special individual with unique thoughts, ideas and experiences. It is the quality of the relationships between our staff and patients that make Apple Rehab a better place to live and work. Apple Rehab is a best-in-class provider of short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. We seek to attract and retain the best employees; in turn we offer a competitive salary and first-rate benefits including medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, and life insurance as well as paid time off, 401(k) and much more.
Job Title: Physical Therapist Assistant
Job Description/Qualifications
Reports to: Rehabilitation Director and Physical Therapist
General Purpose
Provides quality resident care to enable the resident to achieve and maintain the maximum level of functional ability while maintaining positive level of interaction with facility and resident.
Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Complies with ethical, regulatory, procedural and professional standards and practice guidelines as defined by state of licensure.
  • Assists the PT in providing physical therapy treatments to residents as determined by the Plan of Care.
  • Manages caseload with supervisor by scheduling treatment individually or in groups while maintaining efficiency expectations.
  • Instructs resident, family, and caregivers in PT to be continued upon discharge.
  • Adheres to PPS guidelines, ensures all PT documentation/treatment conforms to documentation/billing policies and procedures.
  • Working with PT, provides oversight and direction of techs and assists in the supervision and education of affiliating students.
  • Assists in the assurance that the physical surroundings and equipment are sanitary, orderly and free from conditions that may cause safety hazards.

    Residents' Rights Functions

    • Maintains resident confidentiality and privacy. Fosters feelings of self worth and respect by treating residents with kindness and understanding.
    • Knows and complies with Residents' Bill of Rights. Reports all grievances and resident complaints to administrator and/or Director of Nursing immediately.

      Physical Requirements

      • Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds. Moving, lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to 100 pounds.
      • Ability to stand for extended periods
      • Fine motor skills
      • Visual acuity

        Other Job Functions

        • Maintains own professional competence as well as learning new creative trends in PT treatment through participation in continuing education, seminars and training programs.
        • Attends all mandatory in-services.


          • Graduate of APTA accredited PTA school and eligible for licensure in the state they are practicing in.
          • Prior long-term care experience preferred


Keywords: Apple Rehab Middletown, Middletown , Physical Therapist Assistant, Per Diem, Healthcare , Middletown, Connecticut

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