Appalachian Regional Healthcare

  • PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT-MAR

    Job Locations US-KY-Martin
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    2018-10676
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Rehabilitation
    Community
    ARH Our Lady of the Way
    Position Type
    Part Time
    Department
    Physical Therapy
    Shift
    Float Shift
  • Overview

    The Physical Therapist's Assistant is responsible for performing prescribed physical therapy treatments to patients and for providing clinical direction to physical therapy workers.

    Special Instructions

    Current KY PTA license required

    Responsibilities

    Provides physical therapy treatments in a medical facility or in patient's home under the supervision of a physical therapist and in accordance with a treatment plan established by a physical therapist.

     

    Administers exercise, massage, heat, light, sound, water, electrical, and infrared treatments and uses hot or cold packs to treat patients.

     

    Instructs and assists patients to learn to improve their ability to walk and move from one location to another.

     

    Instructs patients in the use and care of assistive equipment and prosthetic devices such as artificial limbs, braces, crutches, canes, walkers, and wheel chairs.

     

    Observes patients during treatment and reports progress to physical therapist.

     

    Provides clinical direction to physical therapy workers.

     

    Documents in the medical record treatment provided and patient response to treatment.

     

    Maintains necessary records and statistical reports as required.

     

    Assists in providing inservice education programs to other hospital personnel.

     

    Assists in cleaning and maintenance of physical therapy equipment and department.

     

    May assist with patient transportation.

     

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

     

     

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

     

     Successful completion of a two year accredited program leading to an associate degree in physical therapy.

     

     Current Physical Therapist's Assistant licensure in state where working.

     

     Minimum of one year experience in a physical therapy department preferred.

     

    POSITION PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    Must possess physical ability to endure prolonged sitting; moderate walking; lifting and carrying.  May require exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently; and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work.

     

    SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES:

     

    Responsible for providing physical therapy treatments under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist and in accordance with a prescribed treatment plan.

     

    Responsible for maintaining accurate records and statistical reports.

     

    Responsible for providing clinical direction to physical therapy workers.

     

     

     

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