Lafayette General Health
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Physical Therapist Assistant Licensed-LGMC Physical Therapy-PRN in Lafayette, LA at Lafayette General Health
at Lafayette General Health
Employment Status: PRN
Undersupervision of the PT, the PTA conducts prescribed physical therapy programs toassist patient participation in tasks to restore, reinforce and enhancephysical performance and facilitate learning of skills essential for adaptationof an altered lifestyle. The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) is responsiblefor working with other health professionals in achieving goals related tomeeting the individual's maximum functional abilities following a life alteringillness or disability.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES:
• The PTA demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth anddevelopment over the life span and the skills necessary to provide care to thepediatric, adolescent, adult, or geriatric patient in the Physical TherapyDepartment.
• Implements the appropriate treatment as outlined by the physicaltherapist, 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 ofpatients unable to comprehend verbal commands or verbal commands or voluntarilycarry out a regime of therapeutic exercise.
• Instructs patients in planned treatment including patient education andhome programs.
EDUCATION - TRAINING -EXPERIENCE
A. Equivalent or graduate froman accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
B. Licensed as a physicalTherapy Assistant in the state of Louisiana.
LICENSE(S),CERTIFICATION(S), REGISTRATION(S), ACCREDITATION(S)
A. CPR Certification requiredwithin 30 days of hire
PHYSICALDEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
A. Medium to heavy work inlifting and supporting of patients.
B. Walking and standing forlong periods of time.
C. Agile enough to allow foreasy movement of patients during treatment.
D. May be exposed to blood andbody fluids, contaminated open wounds, various flammable chemicals, adhesivesand electrical equipment in providing patient care.
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