Fairview Health Services Physical Therapist Assistant - Homecare and Hospice in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Fairview Senior Services is looking for a Physical Therapist Assistant who will provide direct patient care in Ebenezer assisted living, independent living and memory care settings in the west metro. Locations included are Minnetonka, Plymouth, Deephaven, Orono, St Louis Park. PTA may be asked on occasion to help teams in other locations in the metro area as well. The Physical Therapist Assistant will be supporting 2 Physical Therapists who currently see patients in these locations.

The Physical Therapy Assistant is responsible for providing direct patient care in the home or long-term care setting based on treatment plan established by primary Physical Therapist.

  • 64 hours in two weeks, M-F, Day shifts

  • Free continuing education unit (CEU) credits

  • Ongoing education and support

  • Supportive work environment

  • Laptops for electronic medical record documentation

  • Excellent benefits

  • Mileage reimbursement

  • Territory: Main base will be in Minnetonka, Plymouth, Deephaven, Orono, St Louis Park.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The phyical Therapy Assistant is responsible for providing direct patient care in the home setting based on treatment plan established by primary Physical Therapist.

  • Implement patient treatment plan as instructed by physical therapist

  • Operates therapeutic equipment and devices as indicated in the plan of care

  • Documents patient care delivered, physician orders and other pertinent patient information in the medical record within established guidlines

  • Communicates any patient care issues or changes in patient status to the Physical Therapist and/or patient case manager

  • Participates in educational programs and agency committees as appropriate. Accepts responsibility for the understanding and implementation of the applicable content of all departmental staff meetings.

  • Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to refect developmental level and cultural differences in the population served


Minimum Requirements

  • Licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant and eligible to practice in Minnesota

  • Current BLS (AHA or American Red Cross) for health care providers certification

  • 1 year recent clinical (work) experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant

Preferred Requirements

  • Reliable transportation

  • Valid Minnesota drivers license (or license that matches your current permanent residence).

  • Current and adequate automobile insurance policy

  • Computer skills: able to effectively document in EMR

  • Previous home care experience

Experience working the geriatric patient population and dementia care.

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-27502

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Rehabilitation Services

Location Home Care & Hospice-Minneapolis

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 64

Department Physical Therapist