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Physical Therapist Assistant Licensed-LG Ortho Physical Therapy-PRN in Lafayette, LA at Lafayette General Health

at Lafayette General Health

Posted: 9/14/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: J3Q8GW6NT8ZST4PCMV3
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Job Description

Job Description

Location: LG Ortho
Employment Status: PRN


 SUMMARY:

Under supervision of the PT, the PTA conducts prescribed physical therapy programs to assist patient participation in tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance physical performance and facilitate learning of skills essential for adaptation of an altered lifestyle. The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) is responsible for working with other health professionals in achieving goals related to meeting the individual's maximum functional abilities following a life altering illness or disability.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• The PTA demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide care to the pediatric, adolescent, adult, or geriatric patient in the Physical Therapy Department.

• Implements the appropriate treatment as outlined by the physical therapist, including but not limited to modalities such as exercise, heat, water, light, electricity, massage, gait, and functional training.

• Adapts conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the needs of patients unable to comprehend verbal commands or verbal commands or voluntarily carry out a regime of therapeutic exercise.

• Instructs patients in planned treatment including patient education and home programs.


EDUCATION - TRAINING - EXPERIENCE

A. Equivalent or graduate from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program.

B. Licensed as a physical Therapy Assistant in the state of Louisiana.


LICENSE(S), CERTIFICATION(S), REGISTRATION(S), ACCREDITATION(S)

A. CPR Certification required within 30 days of hire


EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

Various


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

A. Medium to heavy work in lifting and supporting of patients.

B. Walking and standing for long periods of time.

C. Agile enough to allow for easy movement of patients during treatment.

D. May be exposed to blood and body fluids, contaminated open wounds, various flammable chemicals, adhesives and electrical equipment in providing patient care.


SELECTION GUIDELINES:

Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required.


Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior