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Physical Therapist Assistant

Highland Heights, KY | Full Time
24 Days Ago

Job Description

Description

General Job Summary: Responsible for performing physical therapy procedures and related tasks under the direction of a Physical Therapist.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists Physical Therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from diseases or injuries.
  • Helps Physical Therapists fulfill patient treatment plan and procedures such as exercises, manual therapy and modalities as prescribed by the therapist in the plan of care.
  • Records patient responses to treatments and reports outcomes of treatment to the physical therapist through proper documentation.
  • Keeps treatment area clean and organized in preparation for each patient’s therapy.
  • Helps patients’ moving to/from treatment area as needed.
  • Compliance with HIPAA, OSHA and safety standards of organization.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, providers, and co-workers.
  • Ensure licensures are current and up to date.
  • Performs other duties that may be necessary or in the best interest of the department/practice.

Requirements

Education/Experience: Successful completion of physical therapist assistant program of accredited school. Minimum one year of experience in a clinical setting preferred. Current state license for a Physical Therapy Assistant required. CPR/AED certification.


Other Requirements: Schedules will change as department needs change, including overtime and weekends. Travel as needed.


Performance Requirements:

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of how to carry out treatment plans as prescribed by physician and developed by physical therapist.
  • Knowledge of operating therapeutic equipment and devices used in physical therapy clinics.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA, OSHA and safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of electronic health record and practice management systems.

Skills:

  • Skill in assisting Physical Therapist with patient care.
  • Skill in using assistive devices effectively to aid patients.
  • Excellent adaptability skills.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.

Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly with staff, patient, and families.
  • Ability to observe patients and report outcomes and concerns to Physical Therapist.
  • Ability to follow instructions carefully when assisting Therapists.
  • Ability to organize work environment and work load to meet needs of the organization.
  • Ability to work as a team player.

Equipment Operated: Standard office and physical therapy equipment.

Skills for Physical Therapist Assistant

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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.