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Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: All County Home Care & Hospice
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The physical therapist assistant provides physical therapy services under the direction of the physical therapist and according to the physician's plan of care.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESProvides direct physical therapy according to directions of physical therapist and in accordance with the physician's plan of care.Treats patient to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance.Directs and aids patients in active and passive therapeutic exercises, muscle reeducation, gait and functional training, transfer activities and prosthetic training.Utilizes physical agents, including, but not be limited to heat, cold, water, light, electricity, ultrasound and massage.Observes and reports to the physical therapist and the Organization personnel the patient's reaction to treatment and any changes in patient's condition.Instructs patients in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, and prosthetic or orthotic devices.Maintains necessary records; clinical notes and conference notes, which will be incorporated into the patient's clinical record in prescribed time frames.Participates in Organization Home Care Team Members meetings and Organization in-service Education Program.Performs other duties as assigned.The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by the employee of this job. The employee may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)A PT assistant must be licensed where the HHA is located if licensure is required.Must have graduated from a PT assistant program approved by CAPTE and have passed a national examination for PT assistants. Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working.The employer for this position is stated in the job posting. The Pennant Group, Inc. is a holding company of independent operating subsidiaries that provide healthcare services through home health and hospice agencies and senior living communities located throughout the US. Each of these businesses is operated by a separate, independent operating subsidiary that has its own management, employees and assets. More information about The Pennant Group, Inc. is available at http://www.pennantgroup.com.

Keywords: All County Home Care & Hospice, San Antonio , Physical Therapy Assistant, Other , San Antonio, Texas

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