Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Location
Silver Spring, MD
Posted
Jun 15, 2022
Closes
Jul 15, 2022
Ref
1288-B
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Human Touch Home Healthcare is looking for a Physical Therapist Assistant for the Prince George County (MD) Area.

Job Description

The physical therapy assistant provides physical therapy services under the direction of the physical therapist and according to the physician's plan of care.

Essential Function
  • Provides 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.
  • Education Program. Inservice
  • Participates in Organization Home Care Team Members meetings and Organization
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy assistant program with either an Associate's degree in science or applied science that is approved by American Physical Therapy Association, Inc.
  • Current certification or license as required by state law.
  • 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.


Company Overview: Human Touch Home HealthCare has been around for over 23 years, with multiple locations through our Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and Pennsylvania we offer one of the most comprehensive selections of career opportunities in the industry ranging from per diem to full-time. We provide skilled and non-skilled care. Human Touch Home Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status

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