MedStar Visiting Nurse Association - Beltsville, MD
Position covers Charles County
Make a Positive Difference
Physical therapy assistants at MedStar Health VNA make a positive difference in people’s lives by providing therapy services that support each patient’s personalized treatment plan. Our PTAs help to improve patients’ quality of life and encourage independence at home.
Provides physical therapy services in accordance with the treatment plan that is established by the physical therapist.
Performs therapeutic exercise, functional mobility training, gait training, heat/cold application, and ultrasound with the patient
Provides information to the patient regarding functional status and progress towards goals. Duties may include interview, observation, palpation, tests and measurements. Assists the physical therapist in assessing the patient’s environment and recommending adaptive equipment and/or home modifications that will maximize the patient’s functional abilities and safety.
Provides written educational material as directed by the physical therapist. Offers training in aspects of care the patient/caregiver will need to manage after discharge.
Assists the physical therapist in preparing an adequate discharge plan, including referrals to community resources when needed.
Provides medical record entries according to agency standards, professional guidelines, and regulatory requirements.
Communicates regularly with the patient’s physical therapist, physician, health care team, and other individuals as needed regarding patient care.
EDUCATION: Associate’s degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) program.
EXPERIENCE: 1 year clinical experience.
LICENSE/CERT/REG: License to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia. CPR certification required.
SKILLS: Good clinical skills. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.