Physical Therapist Assistant
Tilton’s Therapy for Tots is in search of a qualified, registered, and licensed Physical Therapist Assistant to treat a variety of diagnoses in the pediatric population. We are looking for a quality practitioner with 3 years of experience to join our rehabilitation team. The ideal candidate is a compassionate therapist devoted to patient advocacy, communicates with other members of the rehabilitation team effectively and respectfully, is professional with cultural competence, and believes in the model of outpatient therapy in the natural environment. The person hired for this position would provide mobile outpatient physical therapy services to children in the Southwest (Summerlin, Rhodes Ranch, Mountain’s Edge, Anthem, Green Valley, and Henderson) areas of the Las Vegas valley. We are looking for someone that is eager to work with children in their natural environment, experienced in providing physical therapy services, and open to learning new treatment methods to enhance their clinical skills. The right candidate is patient, passionate, empathetic, and encouraging in their family-based approach to treatments, in order to, inspire patients and their caregivers to maximum independence.
Responsibilities for Physical Therapist Assistant:
Follow a treatment plan for each patient that is client-centered including short and long term goals with caregiver involvement that is established by a licensed Physical Therapist
Provide quality therapeutic interventions in the patient’s natural environment to adequately support the treatment plan for the patient to facilitate functional outcomes and goal attainment
Participate in effective interdisciplinary communication to maximize client outcomes through a team approach
Adequately document treatment interventions, plan of care, current level of functioning, and patient progression to approved medical and company documentation procedures
Practice adequate safety awareness and clinical judgement to keep patients and therapist safe during treatments
Effectively communicate and collaborate with supervising Physical Therapist(s) to increase patient access to quality physical therapy services. Supervision of a PTA would be performed within the guidelines of the Nevada Physical Therapy licensing board and to APTA standards
Qualifications for Physical Therapist Assistant:
Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant degree program per APTA standards.
Active Nevada Physical Therapy Assistant license
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification with AED
3 years experience working as a physical therapist
Providing own therapy equipment required to complete in-home treatments
Knowledge of Occupational and Speech Therapy with an understanding of how their services can benefit patients