Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant - PRN
Posted on: June 10, 2021
The assistant is a skilled, technical worker who performs physical
therapy treatments and related duties as assigned by the therapist.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:Minimal education requirements: Graduation
from an accredited school for Physical Therapist Assistants.
Therapy Experience:None required. License:Licensure by the Alabama
Board of Physical Therapy.License can be verified at pt.alabama.gov
Source of Supervision:Staff Physical Therapist/Clinical Director
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Stands, turns, bends, stoops, lifts, climbs, and
uses a great majority of physical motion in performing day to day
activities of work. Must be able to stand for extended periods of
time and do a great deal of walking without experiencing extreme
fatigue. Lifting and carrying equipment supplies, and materials up
to 50 lbs. without help. over 50 lbs. with the help of mechanical
devices or other personnel. Operation of electrical equipment.
Interpersonal Relationships:1. Supervises Rehab Technicians.2.
Treats patients after the evaluation has been performed by a
Registered Physical Therapist.3. Participates in in-service
training for clinical staff.4. Consult with the physical therapist
regarding the patients progress and plan of care.5. Interacts with
other departments involved with individual patients regarding
patient's progress. Responsibilities:1. Adheres to the code of
ethics of the APTA.2. Reports to the Staff Physical
Therapists/Clinical Director concerning Physical Therapy matters.3.
Carries out the physical therapy procedures according to the Plan
of Care of the Registered Physical Therapist.4. Covers instructions
for home treatment programs through consultation with the
Registered Physical Therapist.5. Maintains proper equipment and
supplies which might benefit the patient.6. Maintains proper
attitude of encouragement toward the patient without giving false
hope.7. Counsels patient and/or family on special problems with
advice from the Registered Physical Therapist.8. Helps the patient
become physically, emotionally, and socially dependent.9. Utilizes
proper procedures which will be in keeping with good patient care,
but reasonable in expense to the department, such as supplies.
equipment, linens, and time usage.10. Submit in writing to the
Registered Physical Therapist/Supervisor on duty, any recorded
incident or accident with patient or employee as it occurs.11.
Documents on all patients' treatments received according to the
policies and procedures of the physical therapy department.
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