Demonstrates knowledge of individual residents’ histories, current progress and personal issues or difficulties.
Ensures that any changes in patient condition are unusual circumstances are reported to the PT or Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) an/or the appropriate member of the medical team.
Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control the spread of infection.
Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, i.e., electrical stimulation, ultrasound, rehab equipment, etc.
Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life
Ensures that the scope of duties and services provided are consistent and within the guidelines of the Physical Therapy Assistant licensing and practice act.
Demonstrates ability to apply physical therapy procedures as recommended by supervisor, but is in charge of maintaining personal work schedule.
Provides age appropriate therapeutic interventions.
Provides patient and family education on tasks and resources that will assist with continued functional independence.
Communicates with the Physical Therapist, DOR, physicians and other treatment team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
Participates as necessary in patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings.
Records clinical documentation according to accepted regulatory, corporate in professional guidelines.
Contributes to the delivery of cost effective care.
Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
Participates in discharge planning as requested.
Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment as needed for residents.
Communicates with PT/DOR regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
Resolves, with assistance from PT/DOR , areas of concern or conflict with patient’s families, co-workers or external customers in a professional, proactive and courteous manner.
• Minimum of one year experience working in an IP and OP setting in the areas of developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions.
• Licensed by the Physical Therapy Board of California.
• Current CPR certification.
• Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty (30) days.
• Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.
• Graduate of an associate’s degree in PTA.
• Education is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).