Physical Therapist Assistant
Company: Encore Rehabilitation Services, LLC
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
Who We Are
We foster a culture driven by a team of passionate, mission-driven
professionals. We're pioneering a bright future for therapy
providers who are motivated to do what's right for patients and
those who are looking for opportunities to advance.
Encore Rehabilitation is a trusted leader in delivering innovative
outsourced rehabilitation solutions tailored to the unique needs of
our variety of provider partners. High-quality care with meaningful
clinical outcomes with Therapist located nationwide.
Encore invites you to join our incredible team of employees and
What We Offe r:
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
401K Company match
Company paid life insurance
Career development opportunities
Employee assistance program
Health savings account
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT POSITION SUMMARY
Provides physical therapy services to residents by assisting in the
assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation, related
documentation and communication. Functions under supervision of the
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides physical therapy services to residents under the direct
supervision of a physical therapist.
Assists physical therapist in the evaluation process in the areas
of self-care, homemaking, functional mobility and coordination.
Assists in the evaluation of other areas as directed.
Identifies indications for and assists in evaluations at
appropriate intervals under the direction of the physical
Assists the physical therapist in identifying a problem list,
short-term goals, long-term goals and treatment plan.
Conducts both individual and group treatment as assigned by the
physical therapist and outlined in the treatment that includes, but
is not limited to, areas of muscle strength, coordination,
mobility, sensory awareness, sitting and standing, transfer
training, balance activities, gait training, range of motion
activities and modalities.
Assists in the selection of physical therapy techniques/media and
in the sequence of activities, adapts techniques/media as indicated
by resident performance and following consultation with the
physical therapist. No major modification to the treatment plan is
made without prior consultation with the physical therapist.
Monitors resident's response to intervention and consults with
physical therapist if modification is indicated.
Assists in establishing and modifying individual resident schedules
in conjunction with the physical therapist and other team
Adheres to department and resident schedule and modifies as
appropriate for treatment regimen.
Maintains acceptable resident care ratios as determined by the
Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive devices or other equipment;
trains resident, family and appropriate staff in the use or
application of the above.
Participates in resident, family and staff education.
Confers formally and informally with other team members in
coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the resident.
Adheres to Physical Therapy Department procedures regarding
documentation of physical therapy services.
Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of
practice, department procedures and productivity standards.
Records billable treatment times according to Physical Therapy
Department procedures and submits weekly/monthly statistics to
Maintains safe and clean work area and adheres to facility/company
Complies with all infection control, Universal Precautions and OSHA
standards for the healthcare professional.
Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation,
planning, implementation and follow-up or resident therapy
Maintains positive relationships and rapport with coworkers,
residents, family members and facility personnel.
Reports to work on time and adheres to schedule maintaining
acceptable patient ratios and work efficiency during assigned
Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and
Assists with and participates in quality assurance program as
Adheres to established confidentiality standards.
Projects a positive and professional image at all times.
Performs other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT RECOMMENDED MINIMUM POSITION
Associate Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited
Current state licensure or license-eligible in states where
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and WORK ENVIRONMENT
These essential functions described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the basic functions
of a physical therapist assistant. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform
these essential functions.
Physical requirements for this position are classified as medium
under the Department of Labor classification. The employee must be
capable of exerting 20-50 pounds of force occasionally (less than
1/3 of the time), and/or 10-20 pounds of force frequently (1/2 of
the time), and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly (2/3 of the
time) to move objects, equipment and/or residents. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend or crouch; use hands to
manipulate tools, equipment or controls; reach with hands and arms,
balance, lift and perform medium to maximum transfer assists with
residents. The employee is required to have visual and hearing
acuity sufficient enough to assess resident safety and ability.
This position is classified as a Category 1 for the purpose of
exposure determination under the OSHA Regulations regarding the
Standard on Occupational Exposure to Blood borne Pathogens (29CFR
1910.1030). Category 1 is defined as all procedures or job- related
tasks that involve an inherent risk for mucous membrane or skin
contact with blood, body fluids or tissues, or a potential for
spills and/or splashes of blood or body fluids. The use of
protective equipment and measures is required for every employee
engaged in Category 1 tasks.
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