This position is responsible for the treatment, implementation and documentation of patient's status under the direct supervision of the Physical Therapist according to the physician plan of care and orders.
Provides and conducts treatment, education and clinical recommendations according to the scope of practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) addressing movement dysfunction from disorders of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary systems
Abides bylaws provided by APTA
Carries out plan of care established by the PT in accordance with the physician's Plan of Care.
Collaborates with the PT in assisting the physician in assessment and modifications to the plan of care.
Implements the PT plan of care developed by the PT and signed by the physician.
Supervised by the registered PT.
Treats patients according to the plan of care established by the PT addressing disorders of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary systems
Demonstrates discipline specific competency in the skills required by the care center/facility.
Provides clinical recommendations based on patient need.
Observes signs and symptoms and reports changes in the patient's condition to the PT, physician and/or other appropriate staff as necessary.
Participates and provides discipline specific instruction to patients, families, caregivers and staff.
Provides clinical recommendations and referrals to other physicians, clinicians, healthcare professionals or support services based on the patient and caregiver needs
Meets documentation requirements for evaluation, short-term/long-term goals, re-assessment, daily notes and discharges.
Teaches, supervises and counsels the patient, family and caregiver regarding procedures and other care needs as appropriate to the patient's condition. Utilizes educational material as appropriate.
Develops, prepares and maintains individualized documentation on every patient with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies. Submits accurate documentation per care center policy.
Participates in continued professional development and enhancement of clinical knowledge through continuing education and peer reviewed literature.
Cooperates and consults with appropriate staff to provide staff education when requested.
Participates in department, care center, and company meetings as needed or requested
Provides in-services to other staff and outside referral sources, associations and/or support groups as needed or requested.
Provides clinical support of students and new graduate clinicians as needed or requested.
Physical Therapy Assistants must be licensed, registered or certified as a Physical Therapy Assistant
Current and unencumbered license and/or certified as a Physical Therapist Assistant within the state of West Virginia
One year (1) of Physical Therapy Assistant experience preferred but not required.
Current CPR certification
Maintains professional licensure/certification according to state and national governing bodies
Participates in continuing education courses for clinical development
Maintains current personnel file information and provides information to care center in timely manner
Continue professional development to enhance clinical practice. Setting own development challenges and volunteers to learn