Physical Therapy Assistant

2 months ago
ID
2017-3755
Type
Temporary Full-Time
Shift
7.5 Hour
Category
Non-Licensed Professions
Shift Details
Variable Day Shifts
Canton Physical Therapy
Canton
Education: Required Level
Associate's Degree
Education: Required Field
Physical Therapy Assistant
Licensure / Certification

Must be a graduate of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program (two year degree). 

Current NYS licensure or temporary permit to practice as PTA in NYS (or eligible to practice in NYS)

 

Job Summary

**Outpatient primarily with weekend inpatient rotation

 

Under the guidance of the physical therapist, administers physical therapy programs for patients to restore function, relieve pain & prevent disability. Adheres to the professional standards of CPH and the American Association of Physical Therapists.

Core Responsibilities

1. Administers patient treatment plan involving application of physical therapy techniques and modalities as indicated and under the supervision of the physical therapist. Monitors response and progress to update and discusses modifications to the treatment plan with the physical therapist in order to meet patient goals. Consults with the physical therapist, physician and other health care personnel regarding treatments.

 

2. Instructs patients and family members / caregivers in physical therapy procedures and self-care techniques. Assists with discharge planning and documentation to provide discharge instructions and maintain post-discharge continuity of care.

 

3. Evaluates and records effects of treatments, response, and progress. Incorporates quality improvement strategies in clinical practice. Documents additional information that is not performed during evaluation and treatment sessions.

 

EOE

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