Physical Therapy Assistant

Job Locations US-IA-Oskaloosa
ID
2021-1110
Category
Physical/Occupational Therapist
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The physical therapy assistant follows through with treatment plans established by the physical therapist for patients/clients referred to physical rehabilitation services; treats, monitors and provides ongoing assessment of patients/clients; performs all necessary paperwork/reports; maintains communication with supervising physical therapist, patents/clients, family, caregiver, physician and contract site staff; presents in-services; and other divers duties as requested or required. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Implement treatment plans established by the supervising physical therapist.
  • Inform the supervising physical therapist of any significant change in patients’/clients’ medical status, condition, complexity and/or acuity, which may necessitate changes to established treatment plans.
  • Provide recommendations to the supervising physical therapist on treatment plan adjustments when necessary to progress patients/clients or discontinue services.
  • Prepare necessary documentation including daily notes and logs in a timely manner according to federal, state and facility-specific rules and regulations.
  • Consult with other members of the rehabilitation team to help develop treatment programs consistent with the needs and capabilities of the patient/client and to coordinate comprehensive services delivery. 
  • Develop effective home programs to maintain and enhance patient/client performance in his/her environment.
  • Understand and comply with supervisory rules and regulations required by the state of Iowa.
  • Perform clerical duties such as answering the phone, taking messages, inventory checks, form completion, and insurance authorization tracking.
  • Present a positive service-oriented approach with patients/clients, family, caregiver, facility staff, and co-workers at all times.
  • Assist with orientation of new staff, volunteers and students.
  • Assist with equipment maintenance and monitor supply inventory.
  • Demonstrate ongoing commitment to reducing costs and improving productivity in the rehabilitation department.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle changing schedule of patients/clients.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with the healthcare team, patient/client, family, and caregiver.
  • Assist with Quality Assurance reports and records.
  • Assist with development of programs.
  • Understand and comply with all policies and procedures, including but not limited to, universal precautions, safety, risk and emergency

Qualifications

  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
  • Associate’s degree(A.A.) In Physical Therapy Assistant
  • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
  • Physical Therapy Assistant board certification and licensure according to state regulations
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one setting to patients/clients, family, caregivers, facility staff, and other employees of the organization.
  • OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Ability to relate positively, professionally, and cooperatively with others. 
  • Ability to perform the essential work functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

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