The Physical Therapy Assistant provides and assists with restorative and maintenance modalities and routines under the direct supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist. Schedule is 9a-5p M-F and would include one to two Saturdays per month 8-4.
Education and Training – An individual who is licensed by and currently registered with the New York State Education Department, or who has been issued a valid limited permit by that Department.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide treatment services as specified in the written plan in accordance with accepted professional standards and practices.
Assess the registrant progress and responses to treatment and review progress with the physical therapist at designated intervals.
Integrate the physical therapy services with all other services.
Provide guidance to other personnel for treatment follow-up.
Maintain physical therapy equipment
Transport registrants to and from the Physical Therapy Treatment Room.
Assist registrants to prepare for treatment.
Assist registrants with exercises, i.e. passive, active assistance, active and resistive.
Maintain records under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist.
Attend Registrant Care Conferences when required by the Physical Therapist.
Assist in the development of and participate in inservice education.
Maintain equipment and whirlpool in a clean and sanitary condition, following proper infection control procedures at all times.
Supervise and direct support staff appropriately.
Complete daily attendance/billing sheets.
Complete home visits as necessary and order recommended equipment.
Participate in orthotic/prosthetic clinic and wheelchair clinic as related to assigned caseload.