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Physical Therapy Aide Floater
ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATISM ASSOCIATES P Chevy Chase, MD

Physical Therapy Aide Floater

ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATISM ASSOCIATES P
Chevy Chase, MD
Expired: April 30, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Details

Job Location
Chevy Chase - Chevy Chase, MD

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
High School

Travel Percentage
Road Warrior

Job Shift
Day

Description

JOB TITLE: Physical Therapy Aide Floater

**4 Day Work Week, Free Parking**

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
  • Performs office maintenance tasks including scheduling appointments, verifying insurance information, outside physician signature tracking, Medicare usage tracking, mailing, data entry and other duties assigned by the Director of Rehabilitation
  • Prepares patients and equipment for treatment as directed by the physical therapists/physical therapist assistants and in accordance with department standards and the State of Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners or the DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • Instructs patients in proper exercise technique, under the supervision of a physical therapist


SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Reports directly to the Director/Assistant Director of Rehabilitation or to another PT if the Director/Assistant Director of Rehabilitation is not present

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Requires full range of motion including handling and assisting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination
  • Requires normal visual acuity and hearing
  • Requires prolonged sitting and standing for periods of time as well as bending and stooping
  • Frequent walking, standing, bending and pulling
  • Requires basic organizational, clerical, computer skills and basic interpersonal skills to communicate with patients, families and staff
  • Requires ability to push/pull, lift, or move equipment and physically assist patients with direction and guidance from the therapy clinician


TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Exposure to diseases and other conditions common in a clinic environment

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

(This list may not include all of the duties assigned as different clinics may have varying responsibilities for aides)

DAILY DUTIES:
  1. Bring patients back after check-in for therapy
  2. Assist patients with their therapeutic exercises
  3. Break down and clean work station
  4. Retrieve messages left on system overnight and e-mail
  5. Answer phones appropriately and take messages when needed
  6. Create and distribute home exercise programs to patients, per direction of therapist.
  7. Produce and total fee tickets/transfer them to the transaction log
  8. Complete all financial transactions and processes regarding patient payment and processing
  9. Schedule patients
  10. Insurance verification
  11. Set up patients for treatment and/or on various modalities (i.e. heat, traction, etc)
  12. Organize, file, and pull charts
  13. Follow up on missed patient visits
  14. Medicare tracking
  15. Check in patients and collect co-pays/balances
  16. Enter patient information electronically in NextGen
  17. Fax all necessary documents
  18. Make copies of schedules for the therapy clinicians
  19. Answer incoming calls, schedule appointments
  20. Scan/file electronic documents
  21. Supervise patients and manage patient flow throughout the clini
  22. Evaluation/Re-evaluation signature tracking from outside physicians
  23. Retrieve and deliver mail/interoffice envelopes
  24. Assess clinicians' schedules daily to ensure full patient scheduling
  25. Refill supplies in the clinic/treatment rooms/bathrooms
  26. Provide new patient with new patient forms package including registration demographic, welcome letter, financial policy, pain questionnaire, internet form, medicare letter (if necessary), CRISP opt-out, authorization to leave messages form, HIPAA forms, and all other appropriate paperwork
  27. Assist Front Office Coordinator, and other Rehabilitation Aides in their duties when necessary.
  28. Straighten and maintain waiting room area (i.e: magazines, information sheets)
  29. Other Duties as Assigned: The assignment of duties to employees is not limited to the content of this job description. Other tasks and assignments may be related to the work usually assigned to the employee, but in some circumstances may be completely unrelated.


WEEKLY DUTIES:
  1. Order supplies
  2. Clean and disinfect the entire clinic and all equipment


MONTHLY DUTIES:
  1. Clean the hydrocollator
  2. Other duties/projects as assigned by the Director/Assistant Director of Rehabilitation
  3. Purge old/discharge charts and return them to the individual therapists' inboxes


YEARLY DUTIES:

1. Perform internal audits of policies and practices as directed by the Director/Assistant Director of Rehabilitation, or the Executive Director of Rehabilitation

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  1. Basic computer skills
  2. Knowledge of patient insurance verification procedures
  3. Knowledge of basic medical terminology
  4. Knowledge of the State of Maryland PT Aide regulations (Title 10.38.04) defining the role of the PT Aide and the Guidelines Summary for PT Aides (DC regulations when appropriate Title 17.67.12)
  5. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments
  6. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment
  7. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, other staff, and the publicly.
  8. Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing
  9. Ability to make good use of body mechanics and follow safety regulations


COMPLIANCE:
  1. Follow compliance requirements mandated by HFCA, Medicare and all other ARA contracted carriers; This should include a working knowledge of the accountability of others within the practice as well
  2. Knowledge of financial and coding practices necessary to ensure the accurate submission of charges for services rendered in accordance with all federal, state and local regulations
  3. Knowledge of all applicable regulations regarding billing and collection activities
  4. Follow guidelines for maintaining patient confidentiality
  5. Demonstrate a strong commitment to honest and responsible corporate conduct
  6. Identify, report and/or prevent any fraudulent or unethical behavior
  7. Initiate notification to management if inappropriate behavior is observed within the organization
  8. Follow electronic security protocols including not using company computers for non- business purposes and not using cell phones during work hours


HIPAA Minimum-Necessary Access to PHI

The responsibilities associated with this position allow access to the computer role of PT/OAC only. We are committed to enforcing minimum-necessary access to our patients' PHI by limiting the uses and disclosures of this information within our practice. In order for this employee to carry out his/her TPO (treatment, payment, and healthcare operations) in a manner that best serves our patients, the employee needs access the aforementioned computer role. Role descriptions are explicitly defined in our HIPAA manual. Access to computer information is password protected. Upon termination of an employee, his/her password will be deleted from the system.

EDUCATION:

High School Diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE:

Experience is preferred, but on-the-job training available

DISCLAIMER:

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with

the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Address

ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATISM ASSOCIATES P

Chevy Chase, MD
20815 USA

Industry

Healthcare

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