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Physical Therapist Assistant

Naples, FL | Temporary
18 Days Ago

Job Description

Overview

Provides coordinated physical therapy to patients of all age groups under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist. Participates in the coordination of care.

Responsibilities

  • Provides services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care, as developed, delegated and supervised by the Physical Therapist. Completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner.
  • Administers non-complex active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, traction, heat, light, cold, water and electrical modalities to patients.
  • Applies concepts of infection control and standard precautions in performing patient care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of disease.
  • Accepts clinical assignments that are consistent with education and competence to care for patients.
  • Uses effective interpersonal relations and communication skills to provide patient and care giver education.
  • Meets mandatory continuing education requirements.
  • Promotes compliance with all fiscal intermediary and/or other third-party payors, through education, coaching, and other assistance as necessary.
  • Demonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competency.
  • Participates in the Agency’s QAPI program.
  • Participates in Agency-sponsored in-service training.
  • Promotes the Agency philosophy and administrative policies.
  • Demonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competency.

Physical, Mental, Miscellaneous Demands

  • Ability to do heavy lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, and standing. Prolonged standing and walking required.
  • Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs and to meet patient and family individualized psychosocial needs.
  • Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Must have and maintain valid Driver’s License, and proof of current valid auto liability insurance.
  • Requires current CPR certificate, and the ability to maintain a current CPR certificate.
  • Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
  • Work deals mostly with areas such as preparing and reading data and figures, records, reports, visual inspection involving small details. Although important, depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observer.
  • Requires ability to grasp, pull, push, carry or otherwise manipulate objects; ability to perform tasks requiring action of muscles or groups of muscles and foot and/or hand-eye coordination.
  • Requires ability to communicate clearly and make self-understood effectively in face-to-face interactions; articulate with accuracy to communicate using phone.
  • Requires ability to hear and receive verbal instructions correctly, answer phones, communicate professionally with people in situations with some background noise.
  • Requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with frequent interruption; ability to focus attention on tasks for 10-20 minutes at a time on a continuous basis, 20-60 minutes on occasion.
  • Requires ability to understand and relate to specific ideas one at a time and to the concepts behind specific ideas; ability to remember verbal and written tasks/assignments from a few hours to several day periods.
  • Position requires sitting approximately 60% of time standing/stooping/bending/ climbing approximately 20% of time; and walking approximately 20% of time.
  • Excellent computer software skills necessary to produce accurate documents and materials required.
  • Requires ability to work effectively under minimal supervision; exercise excellent, sound professional judgment and maintain confidentiality.

Qualifications

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of physical therapy assistant with an Associate Degree in Physical Therapy.

 

Licensure: Current State License or a multi-state license issued by a state member of the Physical Therapist Licensure Compact (PTLC), if practicing in a state member of the PTLC, to practice Physical Therapy, or if licensure does not apply, meets one of the requirements listed in 42 CFR §484.115(I). Experience: One year experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant, preferred.

 

Skills: Therapy skills as set forth in the Therapy Practice Act and other regulatory agencies. Good interpersonal skills. Proof of current CPR. Knowledge of durable medical equipment.

 

Transportation: Reliable transportation, current Driver’s License, and valid and current auto liability insurance.

 

Environmental /Working Conditions: Works in a health care facility or patients’ homes in various conditions; possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; ability to work a flexible schedule; ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather.

 

We offer the following competitive benefits to support you, your family, and your furry family members too!

  • Newly improved mileage reimbursement
  • Newly improved benefits packages
  • Pet Insurance Coverage
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays...plus 2 bonus floating holidays!
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401k Plan with a Company Match
  • Legal Aid
  • Identify Theft Plan
  • Perks and Discounts

Skills for Physical Therapist Assistant

The job skills required for Physical Therapist Assistant include physical therapy, Patient Care, Commitment, Health care, CPR,and Coordination etc. Having related job skills and expertise will give you an advantage when applying to be a Physical Therapist Assistant. That makes you unique and can impact how much salary you can get paid. Below are job openings related to skills required by Physical Therapist Assistant. Select any job title you are interested in and start to search job requirements.

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Career Path for Physical Therapist Assistant

The following is the career advancement route for Physical Therapist Assistant positions, which can be used as a reference in future career path planning. As a Physical Therapist Assistant, it can be promoted into senior positions as a Physical Therapy Attendant that are expected to handle more key tasks, people in this role will get a higher salary paid than an ordinary Physical Therapist Assistant. You can explore the career advancement for a Physical Therapist Assistant below and select your interested title to get hiring information.