Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Meritus Orthopedic Frederick Office
Outpatient Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Full time, Monday- Friday Under 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. Caseloadfor 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. K nowledge/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.