Job Title: Physical Therapist Assistant
Department: Outpatient Physical Therapy
Location: Caledonia, MI
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is a national therapy provider, providing unmatched treatment and care to patients across multiple service lines. Alliance views every patient and employee interaction as an opportunity to help that person reach their goals, and provides world-class resources to assist all individuals in achieving those goals. With a focus on personal and professional growth, Alliance is seeking employees who have a vision for success.
The staff therapist assistant assumes the responsibility and accountability for providing physical therapy modalities and treatment procedures as determined by a treatment plan of care established by a physical therapist and in accordance with established facility and departmental policies and procedures while maintaining the highest degree of quality care. The therapist assistant works cooperatively with other patient team personnel in maintaining standards of professional physical therapy practice and interdisciplinary teamwork.
Responsibilities and Duties
Provides patient/client care in accordance with established practice standards and facility/departmental policies.
Provides care per physician's orders and plan of care developed by evaluating therapist.
Takes measurements of patient/client status, within the limits of his/her licensure and ability, as appropriate in providing care and to assist in assessing the effectiveness of care.
Maintains communication and collaboration with the evaluating therapist, to promote maximum benefits from therapy. Summarizes patient performance according to established goals.
Implements education plan as outlined by the evaluating therapist, determines additional educational needs of the patient/client, family, caregiver or significant other as they arise and in collaboration with the evaluating therapist provides education to meet those needs.
Follows plan for discharge and discusses with evaluating therapist any additional discharge concerns which may arise. Assists therapist in goal reassessment and discharge planning.
Communicates with patient, family, caregivers, significant other and other members of the healthcare team to promote maximum benefit of care.
Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and correct application of clinical techniques, procedures and programs for clinical setting and patient/client populations served.
Displays appropriate technical knowledge and application of available modalities and other equipment.
Provides an environment conducive to safety for patients/clients, visitors and staff.
Assesses the risks for safety and implements appropriate precautions.
Complies with appropriate and approved security and safety standards.
Utilizes appropriate leadership skills in delegating, organizing and educating coworkers and staff.
Participates in and contributes to quality improvement process.
Distinguishes between low and high priority activities.
Makes effective use of discretionary time.
Meets established productivity standards.
Qualification and Skills
Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program
Licensed or eligible in the state of practice. Certification in areas of practice.
Clinical skills acquired through study and practice suitable for the clinic setting.
Highly developed communication and customer relations skills.
Benefits and Perks