Service Line: Home Health
Job Title/Position: Physical Therapist Assistant
Reports To: Branch Director
Essential Job Functions
Provides direct physical therapy according to directions of physical therapist and in accordance with the physician’s plan of care.
Treats patient to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance.
Directs and aids patients in active and passive therapeutic exercises, muscle reeducation, gait and functional training, transfer activities and prosthetic training.
Utilizes physical agents, including, but not be limited to heat, cold, water, light, electricity, ultrasound and massage.
Observes and reports to the physical therapist and the Organization personnel the patient’s reaction to treatment and any changes in patient’s condition.
Instructs patients in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, and prosthetic or orthotic devices.
Maintains necessary records; clinical notes and conference notes which will be incorporated into the patient’s clinical record in prescribed time frames.
Participates in Organization Home Care Team Members meetings and Organization In-service Education Program
Graduate of an accredited physical therapy assistant program with either an Associate’s degree in science or applied science which is approved by American Physical Therapy Association.
Current certification or license as required by state law.
Demonstrates good verbal and written communication and organization skills.
Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.