PT Assistant - Kirkwood Manor

Kirkwood Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation in New Braunfels, TX, is seeking a PRN PTA. As a member of our team, you can expect excellent leadership, facility level decision making, and most of all, a fun work environment where you are appreciated and supported to do your best work. We offer a competitive compensation package, career development, continuing education and mind-body-spirit wellness programs! 
 
Ensign Services provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 200 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. We have been in-house with therapy for many years which gives us a significant edge going into the current payment model changes. Our therapy and nursing teams work collaboratively to ensure outstanding outcomes for our patients. Help us build something great and share in the Ensign experience with these in-house facility teams where our core values of  ownership, passion for learning, loving one another, and celebration are evident every day. Be sure to ask us about facility specific specialty programs like Heart PARC, Abilities Care, Music & Memory, Alter G, Big & Loud, and opportunities for you to continue learning and receive focused program training to enhance your therapy career.  

 
Duties:  
  • Treat patients as directed by the Physical Therapist and adhere to facility documentation guidelines.
  •  Record treatments given and progress notes in medical record.
  •  Assist in maintaining department.
  •  Participate in Patient Care and Rehabilitation Conferences.
  •  Assist with cleaning and maintenance of treatment area.
  •  Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
  •  Participate in in service training programs for other staff in the facility.
  •  Record treatment charges per the facility policy and procedures.
  •  Instruct patient’s families or nursing staff in maintenance program.

Experience/Qualifications:

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant 
This position is open to PTA’s at all experience levels.
 
Some of the required duties for this position include:
  • Utilizes evidence-based practice to support clinical interventions.
  • Provides rehabilitative, skilled and medically necessary treatment intervention to patients with physical functioning disorders per regulatory and clinical practice requirements under the supervision and direction of a Physical Therapist.
  • Administers various procedures as part of the rehabilitation plan including but not limited to:  manual techniques; ambulation; therapeutic exercises; modalities; use of supportive and assistive devices; etc. Under the supervision and direction of a Physical Therapist.
  • Assesses patient’s progress and communicates with supervising Physical Therapist to adjust treatments accordingly in the clinical record per regulatory and clinical practice requirements.
  • Provides consultation and counseling to patients, as well as families, caregivers and other service providers related to the physical disorders.
  • Provides input to supervisor for discharge summary of services provided per regulatory and clinical requirements.
  • Documents all regulatory and clinically required information in the electronic documentation system and maintains patient records according to company policy.
Desired Skills: 
  • Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide
  • Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice
  • Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity
  • Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to make a constructive impact on organizational excellence
  • Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

OT Assistant - Kirkwood Manor

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Kirkwood Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation in New Braunfels, TX, is seeking a PRN COTA. As a member of our in-house therapy team, you can expect excellent leadership, facility level decision making, and most of all, a fun work environment where you are appreciated and supported to do your best work. We offer competitive compensation, career development, continuing education and mind-body-spirit wellness programs! 
 
Ensign Services provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 200 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. We have been in-house with therapy for many years which gives us a significant edge going into the current payment model changes.  Our therapy and nursing teams work collaboratively to ensure outstanding outcomes for our patients.  While some companies are preparing for layoffs or demanding outrageous productivity levels, we are gearing up for even more  amazing rehab programs.   Help us build something great and share in the Ensign experience with these in-house facility teams where our core values of  ownership, passion for learning, loving one another, and celebration are evident every day. Be sure to ask us about facility specific specialty programs like Heart PARC, Abilities Care, Music & Memory, Alter G, Big & Loud, and opportunities for you to continue learning and receive focused program training to enhance your therapy career.  

 
Duties:  
  • Treat patients as directed by the Occupational Therapist and adhere to facility documentation guidelines.
  •  Record treatments given and progress notes in medical record.
  •  Assist in maintaining department.
  •  Participate in Patient Care and Rehabilitation Conferences.
  •  Assist with cleaning and maintenance of treatment area.
  •  Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
  •  Participate in in service training programs for other staff in the facility.
  •  Record treatment charges per the facility policy and procedures.
  •  Instruct patient’s families or nursing staff in maintenance program.

 Experience/Qualifications:

Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant 
This position is open to OTA’s at all experience levels.
 
Some of the duties for this position will include:
  • Effectively screens/evaluates patients and/ with communication, cognitive or swallowing disorders and develops appropriate plan of care following all regulatory and clinical practice standards.
  • Provides rehabilitative, skilled and medically necessary treatment intervention to patients with communication, cognitive and/or swallowing disorders per regulatory and clinical practice requirements.
  • Evaluates treatment outcomes for effectiveness. Services are modified in relation to patient evaluation and referrals are made in relation to outcomes.
  • Provides consultation and counseling to patients, as well as families, caregivers and other service providers related to the speech disorders.
  • Provides comprehensive discharge summary of services provided per regulatory and clinical requirements.
  • Documents all regulatory and clinically required information in the electronic documentation system and maintains patient records according to company policy.
Desired Skills: 
  • Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide
  • Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice
  • Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity
  • Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to make a constructive impact on organizational excellence
  • Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.