Physical Therapy Aide

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
New Jersey Health Care Employers District 1199J Training and Development Fund
O*Net Code
31-2022.00
Rapids Code
2011
Req. Hours
12500
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 28 total skills | 12500 total hours
Communication, Problem Solving and Organizational Skills - 5000 req. hrs
Respects the confidentiality of resident information and adheres to the HIPAA and facility confidentiality guidelines
500 hrs
Communicates clearly, honestly, appropriately and in a timely manner with residents, their families and team members
500 hrs
Uses patience and effective communication skills when dealing with difficult situations
500 hrs
Demonstrates respect for others
500 hrs
Communicates in a non-judgmental manner
500 hrs
Demonstrates organizational skills: prepares equipment and supplies to prevent back-tracking prior to care delivery. Demonstrates effective time-management, including performing specific clerical duties, such as inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephones, and taking messages.
500 hrs
Demonstrates effective time-management
500 hrs
Recognizes problems and knows when and who to ask for assistance in problem resolution
500 hrs
Incorporates customer service skills in interaction with all - respecting differences and perspectives. Demonstrates effective communication skills with all medical professionals, patients, and family members.
500 hrs
Demonstrates appropriate use of active listening, paraphrasing, and clarifying in all communications
500 hrs
Patient Rights - 5750 req. hrs
Respects the privacy of patients
250 hrs
Recognizes and respects patient individuality and preferences
250 hrs
Recognizes potential abuse/neglect and demonstrates proper parameters around which abuse/neglect is reported and documented
250 hrs
Documentation - 6500 req. hrs
Observes and records quality of room care, sanitation, and patient concerns. Demonstrates comprehension of documentation standards, including specific details of room care which are to be included in a daily log.
250 hrs
Develops a critical eye when establishing quality standards. Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of effective record keeping and documentation.
250 hrs
Demonstrates comprehension of medical documentation basics, including retrieving patient charts and work flow patterns. Understanding of current Health Information Technology (HIT) practices will also be demonstrated.
250 hrs
Infection Control - 12500 req. hrs
Demonstrates adherence to OSHA and CDC guidelines to minimize infections by following aseptic techniques including those that apply to blood borne pathogens
500 hrs
Demonstrates consistent and appropriate hand-washing techniques including use of hand sanitizing agents
500 hrs
Define nosocomial infection
500 hrs
Describe the modes of disease transmission
500 hrs
Describe important work principles and practices related to Standard Precautions
500 hrs
Explain blood borne pathogens and the safety precautions necessary in CS/SPD
500 hrs
Describe the functions performed within the decontamination area
500 hrs
Outline the standards required for a quality decontamination process
500 hrs
Identify employee health and safety considerations associated with the decontamination process
500 hrs
Understand the appropriate dress code and the role of personal protective equipment as it relates to employee safety and health
500 hrs
Identify the various types of patient care equipment in use in healthcare facilities
500 hrs
Describe the processes needed to effectively clean, disinfect, store and distribute patient care equipment. Student will learn how to maintain Physical Therapy equipment and furniture to keep it in good working order, including performing the assembly and disassembly of equipment and accessories
500 hrs

Technical Instruction

Ethics/rights, HIPPA, and abuse, neglect recognition
The student will examine the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) Privacy Rule, the first comprehensive Federal protection for the privacy of personal health information. Additionally, the student will learn how to identify physical abuse/neglect and the parameters around which abuse/neglect is reported and documented.
# | 10 hrs
Communication, customer service, problem solving
A PT Aide will have to communicate with many different types of people; hence, the focus will be on effective communication skills the Aide will need in order to communicate with a supervising PT, patients and family members.
# | 20 hrs
Organizational skills, time management
Effective time management is vital to the productive operation of a Physical Therapy practice. Hence, the student will be introduced to the basic s of time management, including how best to perform specific clerical duties, such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, filling out forms and scheduling patient appointments. The student will also be exposed to inventorying medical supplies or instruments and retrieving files or charts.
# | 5 hrs
Maintaining safe environments
Maintaining a safe work environment is critical to the delivery of quality care and involves effective cleanup and logical instrument positioning. A discussion on how to maintain a busy practice and/or PT ward will be held, with emphasis on avoiding slip and fall scenarios, dangerous obstructions, and patient backup. Additionally, the student will learn how to maintain PT equipment and furniture to keep it in good working condition, including performing the assembly and disassembly of equipment and accessories.
# | 15 hrs
Aspects of Physical Therapy
The student learns about the history of PT and how two world wars and a global epidemic created the need for the profession. A discussion of the types of patients who need PT will be discussed, and the types of treatments a PT uses.
# | 20 hrs
Medical Law and ethics and the PT practice
A discussion on law and ethic s focuses on the difference between the two, and what the Aide will need to know about the American Physical Therapy Association’s Code of Ethics, and its principles to PT Aides.
# | 10 hrs
Terminology of Physical Therapy
A detailed discussion about the various planes of the body and directional terms will be employed, with learning the terms that define the body’s major regions and cavities.
# | 18 hrs
Anatomy and Physiology
The student will learn the body’s organ systems, and how the body is organized, from atoms to the entire individual. A discussion of the muscular, skeletal, nervous, and endocrine and circulatory systems will be featured.
# | 28 hrs
Infection control
The art of safety and infection control is key to an effective healthcare employee, and particular attention will be paid to how infections spread and what can be done to break the chain of infection, including proper hand washing. Emphasis is placed on how to effectively change linens, such as bed sheets and pillowcases and clean and organize work area and disinfect equipment after treatment.
# | 12 hrs
Body Mechanics
This component will focus on how people move, and proper body mechanics/safe patient transfers. A discussion of the anatomy of the spine and the principles of using proper body mechanics will be emphasized.
# | 15 hrs