Under the supervision of the department’s management and physical therapists, the certified physical therapy assistant assumes responsibility and accountability for the process of assessment and implementation needed to deliver safe, evidence based care under the supervision of a physical therapist.
HIPAA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:
Primary – required (routine) to do the job;
Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and
None – no approved access
Description of Information
Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion
Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates
Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical
Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes
Education/Experience: Graduated from accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
Certificates and Licenses: Physical Therapy Assistant certified with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts and may require additional state certification based on population served; BLS certification required, AED and basic first aid training preferred; additional certification may be required but not limited to a valid Kansas Commercial Drivers License with an acceptable driving record for certain patient care settings or populations. Specific information and the timeframe in which such certification must be attained will be provided by the department director/manager/supervisor at time of hire/transfer into department.