Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Meritus Orthopedic Frederick Office
Outpatient Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)Full time, Monday- FridayUnder direction and supervision of the physical therapists, provides treatment and follow-up to patients referred for physical therapy according to the physical therapist's plan of care. Works to ensure that patients are at the highest level of function by discharge or discontinuation from this service. Communicates regularly with other rehab team members as well as physicians and other external customers to ensure a continuum in physical therapy and rehab team plan of care. Demonstrates clinical proficiency in administering treatments to restore a maximum level of function. Caseload for Total Rehab Care spans newborn to geriatric populations.Education - Graduate from an approved therapy program with an Associate of Arts degree.Experience - No clinical experience beyond education required. Must be able to perform all phases of job after initial three months.Licensure/Certification - Maryland Physical Therapy Assistant licensure, or temporary Maryland license, awaiting state board examination or state reciprocity. Current BLS (CPR) in compliance with policy required.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities - Problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills are required. Organizational skills required in order to accomplish work. Time management skills required. Ability to learn to communicate using medical center computer system and point of care documentation system required.