MUST HOLD ACTIVE NEW YORK STATE REGISTRATION; NEW GRADS WELCOME. EXPERIENCE IN OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY DESIRED, BUT NOT NECESSARY.
JOB SUMMARY: The Physical Therapy Assistant is responsible for administering established physical therapy treatment programs in accordance with established plan and indicated procedures. Completes necessary paperwork required for each visit. Assists department aide and receptionist as needed, as well as therapists and director with other related work.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Follows patients on caseload as directed by departmental therapists, as well as assisting the therapists on an ongoing basis with prescribed treatments as needed. Provides education to patients regarding treatment programs when necessary. Provides appropriate feedback to the therapist regarding patient status and progress, or lack of. May be periodically asked to meet during lunch or after work hours for meetings, in-services, and/or continuing education. Assists the departmental aides and receptionist on an ongoing basis. Performs other related duties as requested by the Rehabilitation Director. Must complete OSHA training requirements initially at orientation and annually thereafter.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS: Direct contact with patients both in person and over the phone. Must maintain a courteous and effective relationship with patients of the Group. Patient accommodation and satisfaction is critical. Must maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, staff, physicians and administration.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE: Associated of Science degree from a two-year accredited curriculum for Physical Therapy Assistants or verification of educational credentials by appropriate state authority and New York State Registration for Physical Therapy Assistants.
Lifting: Must be able to lift 20 lbs. infrequently.
Standing: Must be able to stand as needed to assist patient treatment and perform appropriate evaluation.
Sitting: Limited ability to sit required.