The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) provides direct rehab care in physical therapy to residents upon physician and in accordance with all laws, regulations and facility standards. Reports to Director of Rehab Services or supervising Physical Therapist.
- Work is indoors in rehab department as well as throughout facility (i.e. resident rooms, therapy rooms).
- Physical requirements include:
- Sitting, standing, bending, lifting and moving intermittently during working hours.
- Must be able to lift 40 lbs. floor to waist; lift 10 lbs. waist to shoulder, lift and carry 40 lbs.; and push/pull 40 lbs.
- Subject to frequent interruptions
- Subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors etc., throughout the workday.
- Possible exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
- Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.
- Must be able to follow Physical therapy treatment plans for resident.
- Must be able to establish, assess, and modify realistic, measurable, timely and functional goals.
- Must be able to oversee and evaluate care given by PTAs and Rehab Aides.
- Must be able to chart appropriately and timely.
- Must exercise good body mechanics at all times.
- Must practice dependable, regular attendance.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant.
- Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the rehab services department.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Must be a graduate of an accredited program in physical therapy (ASPT)
- Must be currently registered/licensed within state of New York
- One year experience in long term care or related setting preferred.