Physical Therapist Assistant

Agility Health Cadillac , MI 49601

Posted 2 weeks ago

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Status: Full-time

Setting: Inpatient/Outpatient

Department: Munson Health - Cadillac

Job Summary

Alliance Physical Therapy is seeking a full-time Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) for our hospital setting in Cadillac, MI. This person will be working in outpatient and inpatient.

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.

Qualifications 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.

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