Physical Therapist Assistant

NHC Homecare Lawrenceburg , TN 38464

Posted 4 months ago

Currently recruiting for Part-time LPTA

Definition:

The Physical Therapist Assistant is a skilled technical provider of physical therapy treatments and related duties working under the direction of the Physical Therapist.

Line of Authority:

Physical Therapist; Director of Therapy Services, Administrator/Director of Services

Qualifications:

  • Must have an Associate's Degree from a recognized Physical Therapist Assistant Program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.

  • Must be licensed in the state in which the assistant will be practicing.

  • Active member of state and national Physical Therapy Associations preferred.

Performance Requirements:

  • Able to transfer, lift and guard patients safely with appropriate assistance.

  • Able to bend, stoop, squat and lift numerous times daily (70 80 lbs) in the care of patients and use of equipment.

  • Able to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity.

  • Mental acuity, judgment and skills to adequately and safely perform job requirements.

  • Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual needs and clinical indications of the patients.

  • Able to learn, absorb and apply professional training.

  • Able to speak in a clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately.

  • Able to read, write and edit documentation.

  • Must have reliable personal transportation.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides physical therapy services as directed by the physical therapist and ordered by the physician according to policies and procedures and state/federal regulation.

  • Assists the physical therapist with evaluation of progress toward goals.

  • Observes records and reports to the therapist the conditions, reactions and responses related to assigned duties.

  • Maintains daily records of treatments. Documents progress notes regarding patients as directed by the therapist.

  • Assists the therapist in consulting with patients, family members and other health care professionals as appropriate.

  • Assists the physical therapist with inservice programs and other meetings as assigned by the physical therapist.

  • Contributes to physical therapy related CQI, as requested.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary conferences to maintain continuity of patient care.

  • May serve as Advisory Board member as requested by the Administrator/Director.

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