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Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Company: TRANSITIONAL LEARNING CENTER AT GALVESTON
Location: Galveston
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationMoody Neuro Galveston - GALVESTON, TXPosition TypeFull Time Non ExemptEducation LevelNot SpecifiedJob ShiftDayDescriptionPHYSICAL LOCATION:Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute (Moody Neuro)GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:Provides direct service to individuals; collaborates with the physical therapist to establish program plans and completes documentation and other reports as assigned. Reports and documents variations in individuals performance to the supervising physical therapist.. May supervise non licensed physical therapy personnel and student interns. Attends all departmental and facility staff meetings as directed. The Physical Therapist Assistant will uphold the mission, philosophy and goals of the organization and department and maintain strict confidentiality of personnel and individuals in the performance of assigned. duties. Other duties as assigned by the Physical Therapist/Lead Physical Therapist.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Carries out a physical therapy individual program plan under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.Carries out skilled therapy interventions with the individuals being served, consults with physical therapist regarding the individuals treatment and progress.Applies physical agents and therapeutic exercise in order to maximize progress with individual program plans.Documents objective interventions and progress of individuals served.May direct and supervise physical therapy aides and student interns as directed.Participates in the overall training and supervision of students in physical therapy during their affiliations as assigned.Participates in community outings as designated by the supervising physical therapist in order to carry over an individuals functionDischarge duties in accordance with Moody Neuro organizational policy, CARF and other accrediting bodies.Carries out other duties as assigned by the Physical Therapist and Lead Physical Therapist.QualificationsRequired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Must be licensed to practice physical therapy in state of Texas. Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association strongly recommended.Education:Graduation from a physical therapist assistant curriculum approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.Experience:Two years experience working with general neurological and orthopedic trainees/clients preferred.DEMANDS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK, EQUIPMENT USAGE, AND WORK ENVIRONMENT.PERCENTAGE OF WORK TIME (1-33%)SittingTwistingLifting/CarryingPushing/PullingBending/StoopingPERCENTAGE OF WORK TIME (34-66%)Standing/WalkingClimbing (Ascending/Descending)Using arm muscles frequently or for extended periodsUsing leg muscles frequently or for extended periodsUsing back muscles frequently or for extended periodsLIFTING REQUIREMENTS - individuals in clinical care positions are required to lift a trainee/client without assistance. (1-33%)31 - 40 Pounds41 - 50 Pounds51 - Pounds or moreLIFTING REQUIREMENTS - individuals in clinical care positions are required to lift a trainee/client without assistance. (34-66%)11 - 20 Pounds21 - 30 PoundsLIFTING REQUIREMENTS - individuals in clinical care positions are required to lift a trainee/client without assistance. (67-100%)2 - 10 PoundsDOES THIS JOB REQUIRE? (1-33%)Working in hot, cold, wet surroundsWorking outdoorsWorking with or near chemicalsWorking near radiation sourcesPotential exposure to communicable diseasesWorking with hazardous waste materialsUtilizing essential upgraded or adaptive equipment as industry standards requireUsing hand toolsOperating vehicleDOES THIS JOB REQUIRE? (67-100%)Potential for cuts and bruisesEXCHANGE OF IDEAS (67-100%)Ability to express or exchange ideasAbility to understand communication of others with or without adaptive devices.Obtaining impressions through the eyes of the shape, size, distance, motion, color or other characteristics of objects with or without adaptive devices. The major visual functions are:Acuity, far - clarity of vision at 20 feet or more.Acuity, near - clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.Depth perception - three-dimensional vision. The ability to judge distance and space relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are they actually are.Field of vision - the area that can be seen up and down or to the right or left while the eyes are fixed on a given point.Accommodation - adjustment of the lens of the eye to bring an object into sharp focus. This item is especially important when doing near-point work at varying distances from the eye.Color vision - the ability to identify and distinguish colors.Regular AttendancePunctualityAbility to do MathLiterate

Keywords: TRANSITIONAL LEARNING CENTER AT GALVESTON, Galveston , Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Other , Galveston, Texas

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