Provide physical therapy treatment to clients of all ages including child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients using age specific skills. Provides appropriate clinical supervision to rehab technicians, students and volunteers.
The following is a summary of the major essential functions of this job. The employee may perform other duties, both major and minor, that are not mentioned below; and specific functions may change from time to time.
Responsible for providing physical therapy services to clients of all ages including evaluation of patient, establishing plan of care, implementing treatment, directing and educating patient and/or caregiver and documentation of the above.
Supervise rehab technicians, students and volunteers
Communicate with other health care providers regarding client care and treatment plans
Provide training and education for hospital staff as requested
Complete patient documentation in a timely manner to meet regulatory and organizational requirements
Attend continuing education programs and present findings to appropriate staff
Demonstrate ethical standards of practice and professional qualities
Review and complete all insurance authorization requirements for patients
Assist with performance improvement for rehab department and hospital
Understand use and precautions of any treatments and equipment used.
AS degree in PTA(or has met all the requirements for eligibility to graduate) from an accredited college or university
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
Knowledge and skills to perform physical therapy treatment and education on patients with general weakness, neurological and orthopedic conditions, and patients with developmental delay (as applicable).
Ability to multitask and prioritize
Ability to carry out instructions both verbal and written.
Ability to adjust equipment.
Ability to communicate in a professional setting, in person, and on the telephone.
Ability to interpret feedback from patients in all age groups.
Ability to carry out defined treatment protocols independently.
Ability to adapt to patients with a wide variety of diagnoses.
Ability to teach duties of a physical therapist assistant to students.
Ability to obtain and maintain current AHA BLS certification.
General computer knowledge and keyboarding skills
General knowledge of insurance structure and authorization processes
Ability to lift patients
Ability to use and move equipment
Ability to tolerate long periods of standing and walking.
Assist with toileting transfers.
Ability to provide a variety of treatments including wound care and dressing change
Able to assist patient from bed to chair
Virginia State Physical Therapist Assistant License
BLS required upon hire
PRN (as needed, less than 20 hours per week)