May 17, 2022

Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Memorial Health
  • Taylorville, IL, USA
Full-time Physical Therapy

Job Description

Responsible for providing physical therapy treatment to patients of all ages under the direction and supervision of physical therapist. All procedures are carried out in accordance with established standards, policies, protocols and guidelines.

Qualifications

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Illinois eligible/licensed Physical Therapy Assistant.
  • CPR certification is required.

Experience:

  • Work experience preferred.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Universal Precautions Category I.

Responsibilities

  1. Carries out patient care program as established by the therapist to patients of all ages.

  1. Performs treatment procedures safely and in accordance with American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) standards and department policies.

  1. Communicates with the Physical Therapist and other team members to assure effective teamwork within the work setting.

  1. Takes appropriate action when warranted by the patient’s condition.

  1. Participates in patient care documentation.

  1. Maintains the environment and departmental equipment in a neat, functional and safe order.

  1. Maintains skills in treatment procedure through utilization of in-service and continuing education opportunities and expertise of other clinical staff personnel.

  1. Demonstrates flexibility in daily scheduling of patients

  1. Participates in training programs for students, hospital staff and community.

  1. Promotes health and safety in the work environment.

  1. Actively participates in competency assessment process.

  1. Performs other related work as required or requested.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.