The Physical Therapist Assistant interacts directly and indirectly with patients in the delivery of physical therapy services which includes, but is not limited to, utilization of therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, functional mobility and training in therapeutic activities as outlined by the treatment plan developed by the evaluating Physical Therapist in accordance with the practice guidelines of the state of Arizona.
Supports therapist in assessing the condition of patients, planning treatment programs, preparing treatment schedules and keeping records on the progress of treatment.
Assists with therapeutic procedures or administering procedures under a therapist's supervision.
Assists in exercise instruction and demonstration, patient evaluation and testing.
This position does provide direct patient care to the patient populations served by this facility in the Acute Rehab, inpatient and/or outpatient settings according to operational need; documents outcomes, consults with other specialists as needed; implements changes in the care plan at the direction of the supervising PT as indicated to ensure optimal patient outcomeDocuments the course of patient care including progress made and continuing need for treatment.provides patient and family education on tasks and resources that will assist with continued functional independence; attends hospital and community meetings as appropriate; serves on various committees; performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. This position description does not restrict the right of management to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities with and without notice.