Inpatient Physical Therapst Assistant

Parkview Health - Fort Wayne, IN3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $42,000 - $57,000 a year
EducationSkills
Summary
Provides professional patient care and practices physical therapy by implementing and documenting treatment following evaluation by the physical therapist. Treats patients in accordance with the order from the physician and the plan of care established by the physical therapist and provides treatment through the use of a variety of therapeutic procedures and assistive devices intended to maximize functional potential in all areas of the patient’s life. Implements an individualized treatment plan based on the therapist’s evaluation and plan of care to address patient needs. Updates and revises treatment plans, as needed, throughout the treatment process and in collaboration with the supervising physical therapist. Establishes and instructs patients and families/other caregivers in exercises and therapeutic home programs to be continued following discharge. Completes the appropriate documentation in a timely manner. All care is provided in accordance with the philosophy and essential functions of the hospital, the rehabilitation department, the Indiana State Practice Act, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Joint Commission.

Education
Must have an Associate’s degree from an accredited PTA program.

Licensure/Certification
Must hold a current license in the state of Indiana by the Health Professions Bureau of Indiana. Must be certified in CPR by American Heart; or must become certified within the first 90 days of employment. Must maintain certification according to expiration date. American Physical Therapy Association membership preferred. If assigned to drive company vehicle, a valid driver’s license is required. If assigned to drive personal vehicle, proof of insurance is required in addition to a valid driver’s license.

Other Qualifications
Must be able to lift 50 pounds, assist with 100 pounds, may be required to push up to 300 pounds.

Location: Parkview Health · Rehab Therapy
Schedule: Full Time Benefit Eligible, Days, M-F