Physical Therapist Assistant
Posted on Sep 6, 2020 by Pivot Physical Therapy
Pivot Physical Therapy is now hiring a passionate and dedicated Physical Therapist Assistant eager to provide the BEST outpatient care in our Annapolis, MD clinic!
The Physical Therapist Assistant assists the Physical Therapist in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures.
Reports to: Clinic Director
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides patient care in accordance with the laws of the State Board of Physical Therapy and utilizing the Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy and the Guide for Professional Conduct, as developed by the American Physical Therapy Association, APTA.
Monitors response to therapy as delineated in the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice
Utilizes robust functional exercises in patient care within the parameters defined by the therapist
Incorporates progressive exercise programs in patient care that focus on functional transition, progressive loads, progressive volume, and a commitment to high level functioning
Provides skilled manual therapy with majority of patients when indicated within the parameters defined by the therapist
Employs skilled modality use in patient care
Educates patients about physical therapy, their treatment plan, injury prevention, ergonomics, and ways to promote health within the scope of your expertise
Ensures patient is scheduled with evaluating physical therapist as per regulatory guidelines
Completes required documentation as per compliance and regulatory guidelines
Delegates appropriate patient care support activities that adhere to state practice guidelines, to non-licensed clinical staff
Notifies evaluating physical therapist of any matters pertaining to the care of the patient as needed
Ensures that the evaluating therapist and physician's relationship with their patient is not compromised
Relays relevant information to case managers and insurance carriers to aid in authorizations or care.
Communicates and demonstrates a professional image and attitude for patients and their family, co-workers, and supervisors
Serves as a resource for support staff and participate in their training
Promotes the profession of Physical Therapy, Pivot Physical Therapy Inc. as a company, and yourself as professional through community outreach events, approved social media avenues, and networking
Actively participates in regional and corporate marketing directives
Adheres to Code of Conduct as established by Pivot's Compliance Program
Follows all safety procedures and complies with all policies and procedures as instructed
Fills-in at other locations as required
Performs other duties which may be deemed necessary
Required Education, Certifications and Licenses:
Graduate of Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Educational Program
Valid Physical Therapist Assistant License, in good standing
Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of current Physical Therapy treatments
Skill in written and verbal communication
Ability to follow direction
Ability to relate positively with individuals involved in patient's care, patients, co-workers
Ability to keep patient information confidential and communicate appropriately
Success factors include: Strong listening skills, compassionate, ethical, upbeat and friendly, organized / effective time management, multi-tasking
Experience working in an outpatient physical therapy setting
Experience working in a customer service related field preferred
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