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Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: Stonerise Therapy
Location: Martinsburg
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:This position is responsible for the treatment, implementation and documentation of patient's status under the direct supervision of the Physical Therapist according to the physician plan of care and orders. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides and conducts treatment, education and clinical recommendations according to the scope of practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) addressing movement dysfunction from disorders of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary systemsAbides bylaws provided by APTACarries out plan of care established by the PT in accordance with the physician's Plan of CareCollaborates with the PT in assisting the physician in assessment and modifications to the plan of careImplements the PT plan of care developed by the PT and signed by the physicianSupervised by the registered PTTreats patients according to the plan of care established by the PT addressing disorders of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary systemsDemonstrates discipline specific competency in the skills required by the care center/facilityProvides clinical recommendations based on patient needObserves signs and symptoms and reports changes in the patient's condition to the PT, physician and/or other appropriate staff as necessaryParticipates and provides discipline specific instruction to patients, families, caregivers and staffProvides clinical recommendations and referrals to other physicians, clinicians, healthcare professionals or support services based on the patient and caregiver needsMeets documentation requirements for evaluation, short-term/long-term goals, re-assessment, daily notes and dischargesTeaches, supervises and counsels the patient, family and caregiver regarding procedures and other care needs as appropriate to the patient's condition. Utilizes educational material as appropriateDevelops, prepares and maintains individualized documentation on every patient with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies. Submits accurate documentation per care center policyParticipates in continued professional development and enhancement of clinical knowledge through continuing education and peer reviewed literatureCooperates and consults with appropriate staff to provide staff education when requestedParticipates in department, care center, and company meetings as needed or requestedProvides in-services to other staff and outside referral sources, associations and/or support groups as needed or requestedProvides clinical support of students and new graduate clinicians as needed or requestedJOB REQUIREMENTS:Physical Therapy Assistants must be licensed, registered or certified as a Physical Therapy AssistantCurrent and unencumbered license and/or certified as a Physical Therapist Assistant within the state of West VirginiaOne year (1) of Physical Therapy Assistant experience preferred but not requiredCurrent CPR certificationMaintains professional licensure/certification according to state and national governing bodiesParticipates in continuing education courses for clinical developmentMaintains current personnel file information and provides information to care center in timely mannerContinue professional development to enhance clinical practice. Setting own development challenges and volunteers to learn

Keywords: Stonerise Therapy, Germantown , Physical Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Martinsburg, Maryland

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