Job Number: 356705
The Physical Therapy Assistant functions under the general supervision of the Physical Therapy Team Leader and under the direct supervision of the physical therapist responsible for a specific patient's care. The Physical Therapy Assistant assumes responsibility and accountability for providing physical therapy modalities and treatment procedures as determined by a treatment plan established by a Physical Therapist and in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies while maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.
- Current licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the state.
- Current Basic Life Support/CPR Card.
- One year of experience in the care of patients.
- Experience as a PTA in the acute rehab setting highly preferred.
Physical and Safety Requirements:Good general health and stress coping ability. Full mobility and ability to participate in vigorous activity. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all constituents (patients, families, peers, and other healthcare team members) as needed for assessment, intervention, and professional development. Possess near vision acuity for accurate reading of equipment and recording on patient charts. Must be physically able to lift, support and move patients. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.