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Health Careers Education
HL00078
Clerical Skills and Duties for the Physical Therapy Aide
15.00
This course is designed to prepare students to perform clerical skills and duties in the physical therapy profession. Students will practice office management procedures for the physical therapy office.
Lara Skaggs
405.743.5106
lskag@okcareertech.org

-Complete charge procedure using charge codes and definitions.
-Review patient records, treatment logs, flow sheets and progress notes.
-Update departmental records as directed.
-Utilize attendance roster for patients
-Compile departmental data using daily treatment logs.
-Schedule appointments and therapy treatments for patients.
-Assist with the orientation of secondary students and volunteers by demonstrating, explaining and instructing.
-Carry out assignment from supervisor.
-Plan individual workload.
-Conduct physical therapy equipment inventory.
-Maintain physical therapy departmental supply inventory by doing ongoing restocking.
-Arrange for equipment repair.
-Participate in hospital/clinic quality assurance activities as directed by screening patient outcomes, using timeliness and providing quality of service.
-Participate in hospital/clinic quality assurance activities as directed by reviewing chart and participating in quality assurance meetings.
-Complete quality control activities on equipment by logging temperatures, doing chlorine checks in pools and doing cultures for infection control.
-Register physical therapy patients by helping with insurance, admission and out-patient forms.
-Complete reimbursement procedures and issue as directed using knowledge of coding, third party payers, DRGs, length of stay and monitoring certification periods.


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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Physical Therapy Aide