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Physical Therapist Assistant- per diem

Physical Therapist Assistant

Per Diem

JGS Lifecare has been taking care of the elders of our community for more than a century, fulfilling a promise made in 1912 to provide compassionate care to improve their physical, spiritual and social needs. Guided by Jewish traditions and values, we welcome the opportunity to make the lives of the elders we serve fulfilling, meaningful and vibrant across a spectrum of services. JGS Lifecare is committed to being an “Employer of Choice.” We offer employment opportunities for people with various interests and backgrounds interested in working in a variety of health and elder care settings.

At JGS Lifecare you will find a great working environment and an excellent compensation and benefits package. We are a smoke-free campus to ensure the health and safety of JGS Lifecare residents, patients, visitors and employees.


The primary purpose of your job position is to provide physical therapy services to patients by assisting in the assessment and treatment, development and implementation of programs, and related professional in-services as directed by AVIV in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be directed by the Director of Rehabilitation, to assure that the rehabilitation needs of the resident are met/maintained on an individual basis, and to act as a role model for others in the facility.  These duties are performed under the direction of physician’s orders.


  1. Provides Physical Therapy Services to residents under the supervision of a Physical Therapist in accordance with state practice acts
  2. Assists the Physical Therapist in the evaluation process as directed
  3. Identifies indications for and assists in evaluations at appropriate intervals under the direction of the Physical Therapist
  4. Assists the Physical Therapist in identifying a problem list, short-term goals, long-term goals and treatment plan
  5. Conducts individual, supervised and group treatment as assigned by the Physical Therapist and as outlined in the treatment plan
  6. Monitors resident’s response to intervention and consults with Physical Therapist if modification is indicated
  7. Adheres to department and resident schedule and modifies as appropriate for treatment regimen
  8. Maintains acceptable resident care ratios as determined by the Physical Therapist and/or Therapy Program Manager
  9. Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive devices or other equipment; trains resident and caregiver in the use or application of orthotics and prosthetics
  10. Participates in resident, family and staff education
  11. Confers formally and informally with other team members in coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the resident
  12. Assumes responsibility for maintaining all required professional credentials and/or licensure
  13. Adheres to Physical Therapy Department procedures regarding documentation of Physical Therapy services
  14. Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice, department procedures and productivity standards
  15. Records billable treatment times according to Physical Therapy Department procedures and submits weekly/monthly statistics to Therapy Program Manager
  16. Reports to work on time and coordinates schedule to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency during assigned shift
  17. Maintains safe and clean work area and adheres to facility/company safety standards
  18. Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional
  19. Maintains positive relationship and rapport with coworkers, residents, family members and facility personnel
  20. Assists with and participates in Quality Assurance Programs as required
  21. Adheres to established confidentiality standards
  22. Projects a positive and professional image at all times
  23. Performs other duties as assigned



  1. Associates Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program
  2. Current state licensure or license eligible in states where applicable
  3. Ability to clearly and concisely communicate both orally and in writing with all levels of management staff
  4. Ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, equipment and/or residents.
  5. Must be able to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend or crouch regularly
  6. Must be able to use hands to manipulate tools, equipment, or controls
  7. Must be able to reach with hands and arms, balance, lift and perform medium to maximum transfer assists with residents
  8. Must have visual and hearing acuity sufficient enough to assess resident safety and ability members
Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran
JGS Lifecare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or expression, genetics, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteran status or any other status that is protected by local, state or federal law.



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