Job Description

Physical Therapy Assistant Per Diem - Acute Therapies
Job CategoryAllied Health
SchedulePer Diem
Shift1 - Day Shift

SUMMARY:

Under direct supervision of physical therapist, delivers prescribed physical therapy treatments, services and home instruction to patients to restore function, prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of a body part, and help patients reach maximum functional performance levels. Utilizes physical exercise, massage, heat, and prosthetic and orthopedic devices. Records and reports on patient progress.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Administers physical therapy care, or portions of programs, as directed by a licensed physical therapist.

Recognizes and recommends changes for improvement in program content.

Assists therapist during patient testing, evaluations and complex procedures.

Monitors patient condition levels; reports changes to appropriate individuals.

Documents patient care efficiently, timely and effectively in the electronic medical record.

Provides instruction in therapeutic procedures to be continued by patient and/or family/caregiver.

Conducts or participates in training medical and other personnel in therapy techniques and objectives.

Attends patient care staffing, conferences and other related meetings; coordinates with other service areas to ensure proper patient care.

Demonstrates sensitivity to patient comfort and privacy.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college, or technical school required.

EXPERIENCE: Acute Therapy: None required.  Pediatric Therapy:  None required. One (1) – two (2) years of pediatric experience preferred.  Will consider exceptional new graduate candidates.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Certification as a PT Assistant required.  Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.

 

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