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Physical Therapy Assistant Home Care

Location: Gaylord
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 56074


*As a part of Munson Healthcare’s commitment to providing quality patient care, qualified applicants accepting certain full-time positions are eligible for a $3,000 sign on bonus with employment commitment. Applicants can learn more about the sign on bonus and qualifications when connecting with a recruiter.

Munson Healthcare has the most comprehensive home health program in Northern Michigan. We have built our reputation for excellence by providing kind, attentive, and respectful in-home care for more than 50 years. We are looking for team members who will continue our tradition of providing kind and respectful care for our patients in their homes.

Munson Healthcare is northern Michigan’s largest and leading healthcare system. Based in Traverse City, Michigan, our team of medical experts, nine award-winning community hospitals, and related organizations serve people in 30 counties.

  • Graduate of a physical therapist assistant associate degree program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association. PTA certification required.
  • Home care experience preferred.
  • Physically move, position, and transfer clients up to 200# utilizing good body mechanics, lifting techniques and/or assistive devices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English and by telephone.
  • Possess current Michigan motor vehicle license, ability to drive a car, and insured vehicle capable of transport to patient homes or other offices under various weather conditions.
  • Possesses a working landline phone in the home.
  • CPR certification required.
  • Meets MHH established requirements for proof of health status.

Reports to directly to a Home Health clinical supervisor or designee.

The physical therapy assistant is required to work under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist of record who is responsible for the actions of the physical therapy assistant.

  1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Home Health. 
  2. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare. 
  3. Promotes personal and patient safety. 
  4. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times. 
  5. Adheres to MHH policies and procedures and personnel handbook. 
  6. Complies with universal precautions, infection control, and safety procedures. 
  7. Provides client care services which have been delegated by the physical therapist 
  8. Prepares clinical and progress notes
  9. Participates in educating the client and family 
  10. Participates in inservice programs 
  11. Participates in quality assurance measures 
  12. Follows the plan of care for physical therapy 
  13. Maintains CPR certification.
  14. Complies with standard precautions, infection control and safety procedures. 
  15. Communicates with Hospice IDT if appropriate. 
  16. Responsible for such other job duties as may be assigned by the manager.
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