Physical Therapist Assistant
Job posting number: #7199783 (Ref:ccf19556710)
Posted: December 7, 2023
- Administers patient centered Physical Therapy treatment incorporating evidence based practice and skilled techniques to achieve optimal functional outcomes under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
- Observes, communicates and documents patient progress and response to treatment.
- Plans, organizes and implements individualized therapeutic programs with patient/family, incorporating evidence based practice.
- Provides education on Physical Therapy related subjects to patients, clients, caregivers, hospital personnel and the community.
- Acts as a clinical instructor or participates in the education and evaluation of students.
- Acts as a resource for volunteers and observers.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Associate's degree or certificate required.
- Must be a graduate of a Physical Therapy Assistant Program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.
- Current State licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA),
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA).
- For Homecare only: Valid Ohio Driver’s license upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter.
- For Homecare only: Proof of automobile insurance coverage with $100,000/$300,000 coverage, upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter.
Complexity of Work:
- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
- Experience in the clinical area preferred.
- Ability to walk and climb stairs without assistive device and to maintain balance despite sudden load in order to support patient from falling.
- Ability to meet physical demands characterized at the heavy level defined by 1993 Leonard Matheson and Ministry of Labor.
- Ability to lift and reach with arms sufficiently to lift patient's arm and leg during therapeutic treatment program.
- Sensation of touch and manual dexterity to be able to palpate muscle tension or to monitor patient pulse.
- Visual acuity to observe patient's gross and fine motor movements in order to analyze these movements and to read all patient monitors.
- Ability to speak clearly enough to instruct patients and families.
- Ability to hear at a conversational level to understand patient's description of symptoms and response to treatment.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
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