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Physical Therapist Assistant

Location: Delaware County, NY, NY
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $45,000.00 - $58,000.00
Hourly: $23.00 - $28.00
Degree: Associate of Science;
Date: 9/27/2017
Job ID: 02526428
Job Description
Home Care Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)                                              
 
Position Summary:
A qualified professional who provides physical therapy services to patients as prescribed by the attending physician under the direct (but not on-site) supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
 
Qualifications:
  • Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program.
  • Licensed by and currently registered with the New York State Education Department.
  • One year of practical experience as a licensed physical therapist assistant.
 
Job description:
 
  • Treat patients to relieve pain and/or develop or restore function to reach the highest level of independence possible.
  • Instruct patients and their families in the use of prosthetic, orthotic and assistive devices (canes, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.)
  • Write clinical progress notes on the date of the visit for inclusion into the patient’s permanent record.
  • Attend Physical Therapy staff meetings, inservice presentations and case conferences.
  • Perform an on-site, joint visit with the assigned Physical Therapist initially, and communicate regularly for instruction in changes in the patient’s program.
  • Communicate regularly with the case manager and other health care professionals assigned to a case.
  • Instruct patients and their families in transfer techniques, home exercise program and activities of daily living as assigned by the physical therapist.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
 
  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy program.
  • Licensed by and currently registered with the New York State Education Department.
  • One year of practical experience as a licensed physical therapist preferred.




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