Physical Therapist Assistant- Outpatient
Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Posted on: May 14, 2022
The Physical Therapist Assistant, under the supervision of a
physical therapist, conducts patient assessment, testing and
therapy using standard physical therapy modalities to restore
function, relieve pain and prevent disability.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Administers physical therapy interventions as planned and directed
by the Physical Therapist to facilitate quality patient care;
applies therapeutic principles appropriately.
Instructs and assists patients, and monitor patient performance and
physical status to ascertain effectiveness of program. Assists with
patient mobility to include bed mobility, transfers and gait.
Utilizes modalities correctly and answers patient questions
regarding use of modalities. Adheres to safety practices with
patient guarding. Escorts patients to the treatment area in
preparation for treatment. Establishes rapport with patient in a
professional manner. Develops and documents effective home exercise
programs and supplemental instructional programs as needed.
Prepares comprehensive and concise assessments and documentation of
patient treatment and progress and ensures information is shared
with the appropriate parties. Communicates with the Physical
Therapist as needed regarding patient progress and need for goal
modification. Submits accurate charges in a timely manner.
Supervises physical therapy aides and students, when appropriate
and as assigned, in accordance with the Texas Physical Therapy
Practice Act guidelines. Effectively communicates treatment
information to the Physical Therapy aide.
Fulfills continuing education and\or certification requirements to
maintain required qualifications. Takes responsibility to
understand and complete professional and technical requirements and
provide documentation on such requirements, Attends available
professional education programs. Reviews and studies appropriate
current physical therapy and medical literature. Presents
educational programs to Physical Therapy staff in a professional
manner when requested.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Must be physically capable of prolonged standing, walking, pushing
Good communications skills, both verbally and in writing.
Good problem solving skills.
Good computer skills.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient.
Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and
work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - Associate's
EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
Physical Therapy Asst (PTA)
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or
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