Physical Therapist Assistant
Category: Allied Health Professional
Facility: Genesis HC/Alternate Solutions
Department: Genesis HomeCare/Alternate Solutions
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 25 visits per week
Job Details:

QUALIFICATIONS:

This position requires a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in the State of Ohio with at least one year of experience

 

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS:

May provide a health statement signed by a physician and must show evidence of a current negative tuberculin skin test or x-ray.  Thereafter an annual tuberculin skin test is required, unless the employee has documentation of a previous positive T.B. test.  Employee must be free of physical/medical conditions which would limit or restrict their ability to perform the job functions listed below.  Bloodborne exposure risk is all. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Other duties as assigned)

1.      Provides services as developed by the physical therapist care plan.

2.      Assesses functional problems and provided intervention and, in conjunction with the physical therapist, works toward goals to improve patient functional status.                                    

3.      Performs physical therapy procedures and diagnostic test on patients for whom they have been medically prescribed.

4.      Educates patient and family members on appropriate treatment procedures and supportive activities and safety measures.

5.      Communicates effectively with physician, therapist, and coworkers.  Participates in case conferencing promoting coordination of care.

6.      Recommends prosthetic/orthotic devices for patients or evaluates their device and make minor adjustments or recommend modification.

7.      Educates staff in carrying out specific physical therapy modalities when appropriate.

8.      Fosters independence in patients and their families to prevent dependence on the agency.  Performs therapy with knowledge of policies/guidelines.  Discharges patients in appropriate time frame.

9.      Participate in case conferences and meetings as needed.

10.  The PTA will maintain 3 hours in-service training per calendar year and attend mandatory in-services.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Below are minimal knowledge/physical requirements of this position. An extensive amount of travel is required for this position.

Knowledge

Rarely

1% or less

Occasionally

2%-33%

Frequently

34%-66%

Constantly

66%-100%

Reading, Speaking, Writing English

 

 

 

X

Communications Skills

 

 

 

X

Computers / PDA

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Physical

 

 

 

 

Walking

 

 

 

X

Bending

 

 

 

X

Standing

 

 

 

X

Sitting

 

 

 

X

Driving

 

 

 

X

Lifting up to 50 lbs. with or without assistance

 

 

X

 

Stretching/Reaching

 

 

 

X

Climbing

 

 

X

 

Hand/finger dexterity

 

 

X

 

Stooping (bend at waist)

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensory Activities

 

 

 

 

Distinguish smell/temperature

 

 

 

X

Hearing/Seeing

 

 

 

X

Talking in person

 

 

 

X

Talking on the telephone

 

 

 

X

Hearing in person

 

 

 

X

Hearing on the telephone

 

 

 

X

Vision for close work

 

 

 

X

Other (specify)

 

 

 

 

 




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