Physical Therapist Assistant

Farmington, CT, USA

Full Time Available | Great Pay + Benefits

Job Type

Job Summary: Our client is looking for a PTA who will be responsible for administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as supervised by the staff physical therapist. Administers treatments and physical agents as directed by the staff physical therapist, after the physical therapist has evaluated the patient. The PTA assists with the restoration of patient functioning to prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The PTA participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department, and participates in CQI activities. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety, and fire safety programs.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Responsible for providing treatment as directed by the staff physical therapist. Adheres to standards of physical

    medicine practice.

  • Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect, discusses observations with staff physical therapist.

  • Ability to perform components of an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested

    and provided reassessments as per policy.

  • Assists with the formulation of a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and assess the effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate, and staff physical therapist is apprised of conclusions.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy modalities.

  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safety.

  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.

  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, facility staff, and members of the department.

  • Coordinates and assists with directing patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and facility policy is

    followed.

  • Maintains records pertinent to personnel and the operation of the department.

  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and function under stressful situations.

  • Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement

    activities.

  • Participates in educational staff performance improvement in-services. Assists with orientation and inservice

    training for certified department staff members, and participating in guidance and educational programs.

  • Assists in ordering supplies, and maintain adequate PAR levels to assure all supplies and equipment is readily

    available.

  • Participates in infection control, departmental training equipment training, and organizational CQI activities.

 

Requirements:

  • A degree from a school or college approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.

  • Holds current certificate as Physical Therapy Assistant.

  • Current BCLS (CPR) certification.

 

Skills:

  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.

  • Additional languages preferred.

  • Strong written and verbal skills.

  • Basic computer knowledge.

  • Basic knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy, and physiology.

  • Basic knowledge of physical therapy machine operation, maintenance, and repairs of same.