Certified Physical Therapy Asst - CPTA - Home Health

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Unit Description

In this time of major transition in healthcare, St. Francis Home Health has grown beyond our capacity and we need you! We offer our clinicians a competitive hourly wage and mileage reimbursement. St. Francis Home Health Agency boasts one of the highest patient satisfaction scores among Home Health agencies in Shawnee County according to Home Health Come be a part of our team where best clinical practices and compassionate patient care is the expectation
Care Site Description

St. Francis Health is part of SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.


Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.


Fast Facts:

  • Topeka, Kans. (estab. 1909)
  • A tertiary care facility serving 12 counties in northeast Kansas
  • 1,660 associates and 297 medical staff
  • 378 beds
  • 20 regional clinics

Services include:

  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Emergency Department
  • General & Bariatric Surgery
  • Heart & Vascular Center
  • Joint & Spine Centers
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Women’s Services

Our multispecialty care community works together to pioneer inspired, innovative care in our mission to improve the health and lives of those we serve.




Administers quality physical therapy treatments to patients including but not limited to assisting with assessments, treatment and documentation as prescribed by the referring physician and established by the physical therapist.

  • Provides physical therapy patient treatment programs or portions thereof planned and delegated by the Physical Therapist.
  • Assists the Therapist in performing tests, evaluations, and complex treatment procedures.
  • Carries out actual treatment procedures including exercise programs and the application of heat, cold light, whirlpool, sound, and massage modalities while observing established procedures and safety precautions.
  • Trains patient in exercises, ambulation, and activities of daily living.
  • Applies and cares for braces, prosthesis, and other assistive devices recommended for and used by patients during physical therapy activities.
  • Maintains, operates and cares for therapy equipment.
  • Completes all required documentation in a thorough and timely fashion.
  • Educates family and patients regarding ability/disability and treatment programs and goals.
  • Participates in educational programs and inservice meetings. Participates in continuing education program to ensure appropriate units are attained for maintenance of state license.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Performs related duties as assigned and requested.

·         The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.       

  • High School diploma or equivalent, required
  • Successful completion of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program, required
  • Current license as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State of practice, required
  • Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, or obtain certification within one month of employment, required
  • One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred


Organization: St. Francis Health Center, Topeka, KS
Primary Location: KS-Topeka
Department: SFT-Occupational Therapy
Schedule: Per Diem/PRN
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 5/25/2017 10:58:30 PM
FTE: .001
Job Number: 17001784
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