Physical Therapy Assistant – Coldspring Transitional Care Carespring Carespring 93 reviews

Therapy Assistant (PTA and OTA)


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • A Therapy Assistant (PTA/OTA) works as part of a team to provide therapy services under the direction and supervision of the licensed therapist. PTA/OTA’s implement selected components of patient/client interventions (treatment), obtain data related to the interventions provided, and make modifications in selected interventions either to progress the patient/client as directed by the therapist or to ensure patient/client safety and comfort.
  • Follows their respective discipline’s state practice act where the facility is located
  • Monitors patient response to intervention and consults with Physical Therapist if modification is indicated.
  • Adheres to department and patient schedule and modifies as appropriate for treatment regimen.
  • Provides /recommends / fabricates adaptive devices or other equipment; trains resident, family and appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.
  • Participates in resident, family and staff education.
  • Assist with supervision of rehabilitation aide for patient management and can assist rehab with maintenance program
  • Confers formally and informally with other team members in coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the resident.
  • Adheres to Therapy Department procedures regarding documentation of Therapy services.
  • Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice, department procedures and productivity standards.
  • Maintains safe and clean work area and adheres to facility / company safety standards.
  • Maintains positive relationships and rapport with co-workers residents, family members and facility personnel.
  • Reports to work on time and coordinates schedule to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency during assigned shift.
  • Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development.
  • Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
  • Projects a positive and professional image at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed to practice as a PTA/OTA therapy in the state of facility.

SUPERVISOR

  • Licensed Therapist
  • Facility Director of Rehabilitation
  • Facility Administrator

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