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Physical Therapy Assistant

Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.  It is essential that all duties are performed with the highest level of integrity, while supporting Inglis Values and Standards of Excellence, ensuring the achievement of competencies and compliance with regulatory agencies.

The Physical Therapy Assistant has the primary responsibility to administer physical therapy treatments to residents in accordance with the Physical Therapy treatment plan and the Physician’s prescription.  This candidate will record a resident’s progress and discuss with the physical therapist on a regular basis.  The candidate will participate in the modification of treatment plans and assess outcomes of treatment sessions. All essential job responsibilities will be executed in accordance with Inglis Administrative policies and compliance/ethics guidelines.  

Education & Experience

Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program certified by the American Physical Therapy Association. Licensed and/or eligible for licensure as required by the state of practice. Candidate should possess minimum 1-2 years’ experience, CPR certification required.

Role Specific Competencies

Clinician

  • Performs standardized tests and measures in sensation, muscle tone, strength, range of motion, coordination, spasticity, skin integrity, transfers, pain, bed mobility, wheelchair positioning and mobility, gait, balance, posture, and ADL performance. 
  • Implements prescribed interventions to address deficits in the above areas which negatively impact independence and safety.
  • Performs trials in preparation for wheelchair prescription as recommended by supervising therapist. Assist PT with resident needs for specialty mattresses and wheelchair cushions according to skin integrity, posture and pressure mapping.
  • Implements non-pharmacological interventions including use of Physical Agent Modalities in order to manage acute and chronic pain.
  • Fabricates/trials orthotics and prosthetics and trains resident/staff on proper usage.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary wound rounds and prevention activities/groups as assigned.  
  • Actively participates in program development and facility initiatives focused on wound prevention/reduction. 

Supervisor

  • Manages and supervises personnel involved in the delivery of PT services including Rehab and Restorative Aides.  
  • Assesses, orients, and provides on-going feedback and continuing education to personnel involved in the delivery of PT services.
  • Assigns tasks and monitors personnel to ensure all activities occurring are within regulatory guidelines.

Educator

  • Provides education to residents, family members, and staff regarding preventative care, compensation techniques, use of adaptive equipment, and carryover of relevant skills being addressed while on skilled services.
  • Provides in-services as indicated to staff on bed positioning, wheelchair positioning and mobility needs, transfers, specialty braces and usage schedules and equipment needs.
  • Participates in the development and ongoing provision of competency training for rehab and RNP staff.
  • Mentors physical therapy students during their clinical rotation.
     

About Inglis:

Founded in 1877, Inglis' Mission is to enable people with disabilities - and those who care for them - to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest Inglis House is a specialized, skilled nursing, long-term care community-based in Philadelphia, PA.  

Inglis House is a Person-Centered Care community specializing in services for 252 adults (mostly younger - average age is 46) with severe neurodegenerative physical disabilities resulting in paraplegia and quadriplegia.  Inglis' Person-Centered Care vision is to strive every day to create a homelike environment where residents and staff work together with autonomy and a deep sense of community. 

Along with providing medical and personal care, a key aspect of the mission of serving younger adults is recognizing that they typically have a wider range of needs than a geriatric nursing home resident. Younger adults, whether congenitally disabled or disabled later in life, struggle to achieve goals that give a sense of autonomy, mastery, and creativity.  Inglis House provides a range of medical, personal and enrichment services that enable residents to live life to the fullest. Our Adapted Technology program is nationally recognized - and can get anyone online. Inglis is one of only a handful of organizations in the country designated a “Center of Excellence in Long-term MS Care” by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is one of only eight residential facilities throughout the United States offering such highly specialized, long-term care for people with physical disabilities.

Inglis also supports nearly 1000 people living independently in the community through resources including care management (helping people navigate the healthcare system), an innovative day program, Adapted Technology and community employment services.  

Inglis is the largest private provider of affordable, accessible housing in the Greater Philadelphia region with nearly 350 units, including 80 units opened at Inglis Gardens at Belmont in 2016 and 44 new units at Pennypack Crossing, developed with Conifer, opened November 2017 and more in development.

Inglis welcomes great people without regard to disability, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, military service, marital status, or any other characteristics, as protected by law.  We encourage all people with disabilities, protected veterans and the long-term unemployed to apply.  Please send resume to Inglis, Attn: Daniell White, Human Resources, 2600 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131, via fax: 215-878-3082 or via email to careers@inglis.org   EOE, M/F/D/V