Assists the Physical Therapist in administering the Physical Therapy program to facilitate the rehabilitation of people with physical and/or psychosocial disabilities.
The Physical Therapist Assistant works with the patients administering selected activities/treatments to restore, re-enforce and correct pathology to promote and/or maintain good health.
Essential duties include:
Performs effective treatment techniques in a competent manner.
Educates patient/family/caregiver in applicable treatment and prevention.
Participates in the discharge planning process.
Performs other department activities such as, but not limited to documentation, billing, support of department operations, etc.Qualifications
Requires treatment skills necessary to provide Physical Therapy appropriate to the developmental and chronological age of patients on caseload.
Objectivity, good time management and interpersonal skills.
Must be physically, cognitively and perceptually able to provide patient treatment and able to assist in physical mobility of patients and equipment.
Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program.
Licensed by the State of Ohio to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
Previous home care experience preferred. Ability to travel throughout Ashtabula county required.