The qualified individual must be a graduate of an accredited, approved physical therapy assistant program and be a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant or eligible for licensure in the state of Utah. The selected individual should be a team player, possess strong independent problem solving skills and demonstrate an attitude of cooperation and positive rapport with management, office staff, patients, physicians, other health professionals, and community members.
The qualified individual should have a strong professional demeanor and possess effective interpersonal skills. The individual must also be able to perform the physical demands of the position, including coordination and visual concentration necessary to administer treatments. The individual must spend much of the day standing, walking and moving.
● Administer treatments under the direction and plan of a licensed physical therapist following a therapist or physician’s written order for treatment.
● Carry additional responsibilities commensurate with their knowledge, experience and interest as an assistant.
● Maintain a positive attitude toward the profession and the organization.
● Provide appropriate treatment following procedures and established techniques.
● Accurately records patient’s response to the treatment each time a patient is treated.
● Document patient change in status/progress each time a patient is treated.
● Discuss patient progress with a physical therapist.
● Discuss the patient’s progress with family under the direction of the supervising therapist.
● Write interim updates, etc. as necessary.
● Maintain open communication with clinical director, management, office and professional staff.
● Maintain the goals of strong patient satisfaction.
● Be an active member of the staff “team”.
● Attend and actively participate in all staff meetings.
● Ensure completion of all documentation and that it is legible and timely.
● Conduct in-service education as directed by the clinical director.
● Participate in QA and Medicare/fraud compliance.
● Assist in supervision of PTA students as directed by the clinical director.
● Maintain and promote the highest level of patient confidentiality.
Education, Experience and Skills Required:
● Physical Therapy Assistant degree from an accredited college.
● Licensed in the state of Utah
● CPR Certification
Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions
● Work regular hours to include call hours
● Physically demanding, high-stress environment
● Potential exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
● Pushing and pulling heavy objects
● Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients
● Position requires light to moderate work with 50 lbs maximum weight to lift and carry
● Position requires reaching, bending, stooping, and handling objects with hand and/or fingers, talking and/or hearing, and seeing.