Physical Therapists Assistant

Job ID: 60358
Job Category: Rehabilitation & Respiratory Services
Profession: Physical Therapy Assistant
Specialty: Skilled Nursing
Date Posted: 4/6/2018
Address: 76 NORTH ST.
Location: Middleboro, MA 02346
Shift: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Organization: Nursefinders
Employment Type: Per Diem
Pay Rate: Call for details

Job Description & Requirements

Physical Therapists Assistant


POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Physical Therapist Assistant provides physical therapy treatments to patients to facilitate increased independence and functioning under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist. 

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES: 
• Attends and contributes to patient care, staffing conferences and other required meetings as a representative of physical therapy, under the direction of the physical therapist. 
• Responsible for adherence to department and patient treatment schedule, timely clinical and billing documentation requirements as well as work related meetings. 
• Works with other members of the rehabilitation team to implement programs and activities consistent with the needs and capabilities of each patient. 
• Acts as an assistant to the Physical Therapist when the Physical Therapist is performing tests, evaluations, and complex procedures. 
• Instructs patients, families and other caregivers in the skills and techniques of the physical therapy treatment program under the supervision of the Physical Therapist. 
• Maintains appropriate and timely documentation for all patients treated. 
• Cleans, maintains, identifies, and reports the need for repair of equipment, as necessary. 
• Puts Patient Service First: Ensures that patients and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals' needs and rights. 
• Implements patient's individualized treatment plan as established by the primary Physical Therapist. 
• Provides individualized physical therapy treatments including but not limited to: 
• Therapeutic exercise including aerobic capacity conditioning, balance coordination, agility training, body mechanics and postural stabilization, flexibility exercises, gait and locomotion training, neuromotor development training, relaxation, strength, power, and endurance training 
• Functional training 
• Manual therapy 
• Airway clearance techniques 
• Integumentary repair and protection 
• Use of electrotherapeutic, physical agent and mechanical modalities 
• Health and Wellness 
• Falls Risk Interventions 
• Chronic Disease Management Education 
• Organizes and facilitates treatment groups in collaboration with the physical therapist.

Job Benefits

In addition to per diem nursing assignments that let you choose your location and schedule, Nursefinders offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Excellent Pay
  • Direct Deposit
  • Comprehensive Medical Benefits (for those determined to have worked full-time after a 12 month ACA eligibility period)
  • Supplemental Benefits: Dental, Vision, Medical Indemnity, Life Insurance with optional Critical Illness and Short Term Disability.
  • 401k
  • FREE Online CEU’s to all Active Staff’
  • “Star Rewards”- performance incentives

 

About the Company

Nursefinders, an AMN healthcare company, is your trusted local and per-diem nursing staffing agency, offering thousands of top-quality nursing (RN) career opportunities in the locations and times that best suit your lifestyle. With a nationwide network of offices to serve you, Nursefinders has the most exclusive contracts with top-ranked hospitals and facilities across the nation. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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