Physical Therapist Assistant
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
The physical therapist assistant (PTA) provides therapy services and education/training to adult and geriatric patients following the physician’s plan of care and the specific functions identified in the therapy care plan.
- Carries out a rehabilitation program, including treatment and documentation, within the parameters prescribed by the supervising physical therapist.
- Completes visits in a timely manner and in accordance with agency policy.
- Reports changes/concerns or schedule changes to the rehabilitation supervisor accordingly
- Attend weekly case conferences for effective interdisciplinary communication regarding patient care
- Attends staff meetings and educational in-service programs
- Participates in agency quality improvement activities pertinent to the role of the PTA
- Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients
- Demonstrates knowledge of safety and infection control practices by compliance with agency policies and procedures
- Recognizes and reports potentially unsafe situations to the supervising therapist
- Demonstrates safe practices in the use of equipment
- Assesses environment and initiates actions to prevent accidents and promote safety
- Performs job in compliance with agency policies and procedures, local, state, and federal laws
- Performs appropriate standardized diagnostic musculoskeletal, neurological and functional skills tests and provides that information to the supervising physical therapist.
- Documents each day of treatment in the patient record in a timely manner.
- Instructs and assists patients in the performance of therapeutic exercise, gait training and activities of daily living and provides education in proper posture/ body mechanics to promote prevention of injury and maximize therapeutic outcomes.
- Educates patients concerning how to maximize quality of life within the limits of their physical capabilities and family members concerning how to best assist patients in the rehabilitation process.
- Remains abreast of therapeutic techniques and trends in Physical Therapy/health care.
- Conducts interactions with patients, family members and other associates in a manner consistent with the intent of the agency’s mission, vision, and values.
- Must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant program and holder of a current permanent or temporary license from the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.
- Ability to communicate with patients, family members and other associates.
- Must adhere to established organizational and departmental policies and safety guidelines.
- Possess problem solving abilities, excellent customer service skills and Patient First characteristics.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and technical skill necessary for providing competent, comprehensive patient care as well as display behavior which promotes good relations to patients, their family members and co-workers.
- Ability to prioritize work using fundamental time management skills.
- Spends up to three hours a day sitting and walking providing care to patients in the home setting.
- Spends up to two hours a day standing to provide patient care.
- Over 2/3 of the day spent squatting, bending, kneeling, reaching, or twisting to provide patient care.
- Up to 1/3 of day spent lifting or carrying up to 74 lbs. to move or transfer patients.
- Ability to push/pull up to 35-50 lbs. to provide patient care.
- Frequently utilizing fine motor skills to reach, grasp, pinch, or feel.
- Spends up to two hours a day talking on the phone.
- Spends up to eight hours a day talking in person, hearing in person, and using visual acuity for close work.
- Position provides services in a variety of environments and drives in all weather conditions and occasionally walking on rough ground.
- Potential exposure to infectious disease
- Ability to manage clinical equipment/machines with up to five hours swiping or typing on a device throughout workday.
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