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Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: CommuniCare Health Centers (Texas)
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Physical Therapist Assistant is responsible for patient care under the direction of a licensed Physical Therapist. Provides patient education and assists with supervision of the Physical Therapist Technician. Duties include following a treatment plan established by the Physical Therapist and ensuring that all aspects of the treatment plan are carried out concurrent with the medical protocols.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Promotes and maintains health by providing physical therapy services under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.2. Consults with physical therapist and other health care members regarding patient progress, issues, plans and therapy care.3. Completes thorough documentation of each patient's visit in the electronic health record and ensures encounters are closed within 24 hours in accordance with the Center's established Health Information Management policies and procedures.4. Reinforces teaching of home therapy program to client/family/caregivers as directed by the licensed Physical Therapist.5. Assists with supervising physical therapy technician in direct patient care and related activities as requested by the Physical Therapist.6. Provides excellent internal/external customer service via telephone, fax or face-to-face contact to assist patients with their health care needs.7. Maintains a working relationship with community-based agencies in the best interest of the patient and the Center.8. Participates in case conference and/or in-service education, as requested9. Performs other related duties as assigned.JOB QUALIFICATIONS:High School Diploma or equivalentCompletion of a Physical Therapist Assistant Associates degree from an accredited schoolCurrent unrestricted Texas Physical Therapist Assistant licenseMinimum one year experience as a Physical Therapist AssistantAbility to assist with matching patient needs to treatment plansAbility to communicate well with staff, community, and patientsAbility to physically move live patients' bodiesThorough knowledge of Physical Therapy Assistant principles and practicesKnowledge of and sensitivity to cultural diversityPreferred bilingual in English and SpanishCertified in Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart AssociationScheduled hours and/or work locations are subject to changeREQUIRED PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:Finger Dexterity: Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects. Normal fine and gross motor control of fingers and hands.Talking: Frequently conveying detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, clearly, or quickly.Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information; hear whispered voice atfive (5) feet.Repetitive Motions: Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands, and fingers.Visual: Visual acuity necessary for the proper evaluation of a patient and to prepare or inspect documents or other materials. Ability to accurately view computer monitors.Physical: Sitting 20-30% of time and standing, walking 70-80% of time. Lift up to 25 lbs; push and pull up to 45 lbs. Able to bend at the waist, twist and turn along axial plane.EducationRequiredAssociates or better in Physical Therapist AsstLicenses & CertificationsRequiredBasic Life Support (BLS)Licensed PTA

Keywords: CommuniCare Health Centers (Texas), Fort Worth , Physical Therapist Assistant, Other , Fort Worth, Texas

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