Physical Therapist Assistant

Addus Homecare Corporation Deming , NM 88031

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Summary: The Physical Therapist Assistant is responsible for providing physical therapy treatment under the supervision of a qualified physical therapist in accordance with the plan of care.

Essential Duties:

  • Perform all physical therapy procedures, planned and delegated as prescribed by the physician in the clients place of residence when instructed and supervised by a qualified Physical Therapist

  • Administer non-complex therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, traction, heat, light, cold, water and electrical modalities to clients with relatively stable conditions

  • Instruct, motivate and assist clients in learning and improving functional activities

  • Observe clients progress and response to treatment and report finding to the physical therapist

  • Assist in preparing clinical notes and progress reports documenting physical therapy treatments performed and submit them for review to the supervising Physical Therapist for incorporation into the clinical record

  • Report any changes in the clients condition to the qualified supervising Physical Therapist and Director of Nursing. Changes in the plan of care may be made following authorization, instruction and supervision by the Physical Therapist

  • Participate in case conference, staff meeting and in-service education programs

  • Participate in educating the client/caregiver

  • Communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team

  • Participate in the educational program of the new staff and students in the area of practice

  • Maintains accurate clinical records, keeping track of goals and progress of clients'

  • Abides by all regulations, policies, procedures and standards

  • Teaches clients' how to properly use exercise techniques

  • Perform other duties as assigned

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains positive internal and external customer service relationships

  • Maintains open lines of communication

  • Plans and organizes work effectively and ensures its completion

  • Meets all productivity requirements

  • Demonstrates team behavior and promotes a team-oriented environment

  • Actively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement, educational programs, and staff meetings

  • Represents the organization professionally at all times

Position Requirements & Competencies:

  • Graduate of a two year level program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association

  • Current licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the state of practice

  • At least one (1) years' experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant

  • Must possess current CPR and First Aid Certification

  • Ability to make home visits and provide nursing care in the home environment

  • Possess knowledge of principles and practices of physical therapy

  • Ability to complete necessary documentation appropriately, legibly and timely

  • Interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills necessary to complete job responsibilities

  • Must have reliable transportation, current driver's license and appropriate automobile insurance; or ability to take public transportation

Addus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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