Physical Therapist Assistant

US-TX-Houston
2 years ago
ID
2014-1027
# of Openings
3
Category
Healthcare Support

Overview

A great start to a career!! We are looking for any experience level, committed and motivated individual.

Responsibilities

Contributes to physical therapist's effectiveness by identifying patient care issues; providing information and commentary; recommending options and courses of action; implementing physical therapy directives.

Assess patient health by interviewing patients, performing physical examinations, obtaining, updating, and studying therapy histories.

Assess abnormal conditions by reviewing physical therapist's interpretations of patient evaluations and test results.

Documents patient care services by charting in patient records.

Perform therapeutic procedures by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities; and in using supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.

Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; promoting wellness and health maintenance.

Provide continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.

Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

Maintain legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to policy positions concerning federal, state, and local regulations.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

Enhance physical therapy reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Qualifications

Required Skills

  • Physiological Knowledge,
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance,
  • Creating a Safe, Effective Environment,
  • Organization, Patient Services,
  • Documentation Skills,
  • Listening,
  • Verbal Communication.
  • Valid state driver's license and
  • Current Texas PTA license

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