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Physical Therapist Assistant

Category:

Therapist

Department:

Rehab Department

Status:

Pool - As needed

Description:

Summary:

-Administers physical therapy treatments to patients, working under direction of and as assistant to Physical Therapist, by performing the following duties.
-Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
-Administers active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and heat, light, sound, water, and electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, ultraviolet, infrared, and hot and cold packs.
-Administers traction to relieve neck and back pain.
-Instructs, motivates, and assists patients to learn and improve functional activities such as preambulation, transfer, ambulation, and daily living activities.
-Observes patients during treatments and compiles and evaluates data on patients' responses to treatments and progress and reports orally or in writing to Physical Therapist.
-Fits patients for, adjusts, and trains patients in use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs.
-Confers with members of physical therapy staff and other health team members, individually and in conference, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs.
-Gives orientation to new Physical Therapist Assistants and directs and gives instructions to -Physical Therapy Aides.
-Performs clerical duties such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, and filling out forms.
-Measures patient's range-of-joint motion, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of specific treatments or to assist Physical Therapist to compile data for patient evaluations.
-Monitors treatments administered by Physical Therapy Aides.
-Assists in collecting data for PI program.
-Keeps treatment areas clean and in order.

Education and/or Experience:
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Current license to practice from the Texas Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, BLS certification required within 30 days of hire.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Medina Healthcare System is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. This job description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve

Closing:

Open until filled

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