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Job SummaryProvides physical therapy treatment under the direction of a Registered Physical Therapist. Provides patient/family education, completes documentation of patient treatments, charges, and other information as needed. Collaborates with an interdisciplinary team in the implementation of the patient's individualized plan of care
* Implements and manages a specific and comprehensive treatment plan.
-Works under the supervision of a registered physical therapist in delivering patient treatment.
-Demonstrates advanced skills in administering physical therapy procedures.
-Assesses patient response to treatment, modifying when appropriate with input from the supervising therapist.
-Demonstrates awareness and use of proper safety measures regarding patient, others in the treatment area, and
-Interacts regularly with others involved in the patient's care to incorporate an interdisciplinary treatment approach
for quality, coordinated care. 55%
* Complies with departmental policies for documentation
-Documents all aspects of assessment, planning, treatment, and discharge in the medical record (and in the working
PT chart) in a timely, legible manner.
-Long-term and short-term goals are measurable and achievable within a specified amount of time.
-Daily treatment records are noted in the working PT chart on a daily basis and are clear and professional in their
-Obtains necessary evaluations and re-evaluations in a timely manner. 15%
* Participates in patient discharge preparations.
-Provides Case Managers with appropriate DME referrals in an adequate amount of time in which the Case Manager
is able to secure the equipment for the patient prior to D/C from BEH.
-Provides information regarding follow-up services which may include a referral to other community resources. 5%
* Actively participates in patient and family education process.
-Provides education and training to patients, families, and caregivers regarding diagnoses, progress, long-term
-Documents patient/family education appropriately
-Supports and provides educational material to patients/families for support groups as well as community
-Strives to meet department productivity standards.
-Assists with coverage on other units when caseload permits and when multiple caseloads may be modified easily
to permit one person to assist with coverage in another area.
-Complies with established standards of efficient patient scheduling to maintain appropriate levels of productivity
when covering the inpatient unit. 5%
* Hospital, Department, and Team Responsibilities
-Attends staff meetings, team meetings, and mandatory in-services as scheduled.
-Completes mandatory hospital training annually and in a timely manner.
-Completes TB test procedures by the end of the employee's birth month.
-Completes assignments in a timely and thorough manner.
-Assists with care and maintenance of departmental equipment and supplies.
-May be requested to help with routine clean up duties at day's end as needed.
-Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety,
environmental and infection control standards. Supervision of tech if needed. 10%
* Achieves annual goals 5%Supervisory/Management Responsibilities This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director or executive. Minimum Education
Associate's Degree- Graduate of APTA Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant ProgramRequired Certifications/Registrations/Licenses LPTA LIC PHY THERAPY ASSISTANT - CPTA
Work ShiftDay (United States of America)
Facility1510 Richland Hospital
Department15447370 Physical Therapy
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