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Physical Therapist Assistant PRN - Home Care at Mercy Health

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: Paducah, Kentucky

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health!

This is what we were meant to do - Together!

Provides treatment of patients referred for home health phsycial therapy under the direction and supervision of the PT.

Our Mission 

To extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities with an emphasis on people who are poor or under-served.

Our Core Values

 Compassion Excellence Human Dignity 

 Justice Sacredness of Life Service 

The Mercy Standards

 Effective Communication Compassionate Care Responsiveness 

 Accountability Teamwork Respect 

It is expected that all duties and responsibilities of this position will be performed in a manner consistent with Our Mission, Our Core Values and The Mercy Standards.

Essential Functions (7-10 statements)

Provides appropriate treatment of physical therapy patients. Works effectively with patients of all ages in the home and community setting.

Adheres to the plan of care set out by PT. Reports any appropriate information to the supervising PT. 

Schedules work independently and according to patient's clinical needs and agency policy

Documents care, progress, goals, contacts, and orders according to policy and regulation

Serves as a care team member, communicating effectively with patients, families, caregivers, physicians, and third party payors

Works autonomously without direct supervision in the field

Uses computerized technology for clinical care effectively after on the job training.

Provides appropriate patient and caregiver teaching

Complies with and is knowledgable of hospital and department safety procedures and policies 

Maintains customers rights and interacts with customers in a manner that exemplifies the hospitals mission and core values.

Department Specific Functions (2-4 statements)

Considerable driving in any weather and road conditions.  Complies with and is knowledgeable in reassessment frequencies 

by supervising PT to meet state and payor guidelines.  Is willing to assume additional responsibilities.

The above is intended to describe the general content and functions of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities. Associates may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor. The job description is subject to continual revisions as needed for patient care. Due to the services and care provided by this institution, associates may be requested to serve in related capacities as determined by their qualifications in a different unit, department and location, in an effort not to disrupt the provision of patient care.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Education: Graduate of PTA accredited program    

Licensure:Kentucky licensed and Illinois license eligible 



Preferred Qualifications


Licensure:Kentucky and Illinois licensed 


Experience: 1 year experience in homecare setting    

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent communication organizational and decision making skills. Able to effectively use agency computer systems. Able to drive and have reliable transportation.  Able to work with autonomy and minimal direct supervision.  Excellent customer service with ability to work with a wide variety of families, home environments and cultures without bias.

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Great health, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And a lot more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

Days (United States of America)


Home Care

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, which is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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