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Physical Therapist Assistant - Roving

Description
This position is 100% travel.
Job Summary
Administers physical therapy treatments following treatment plan outlined by supervising Physical Therapist. PTA prepares patients and delivers treatment and recommends treatment modifications to supervising Physical Therapist. In addition, PTA monitors and maintains adaptive equipment and documents care according to accepted clinical guidelines. Communicates relevant information to other healthcare providers.
Essential Functions
Measure the patient's motor function
Record strength and muscle performance
Assist physical therapists in developing treatment plans
Observe patients and write progress reports
Evaluate the capability of patients to function independently
Assist patients in carrying out specific exercises
Treat patients with varieties of techniques, like stretching and massage
Help patients with equipment and devices, like walkers
Use and care for braces or prostheses (artificial body parts)
Use electrical stimulation and ultrasound
Educate patients on how to exercise properly to strengthen muscle and improve mobility
Teach the patients and their family members what to do at home after treatment.
Maintain work area, exam rooms and supplies.
Provides physical therapy treatments according to the physical therapists' treatment plan.
Communicates with manager and other health care interdisciplinary team members regarding patient progress, problems or plans.
Records daily treatment notes, portions of monthly progress notes, and discharge summaries timely and completely.
Will adhere to Armor's Standards of Professional Conduct, and will incorporate and/or be supportive of Armor's four core FISH! Philosophies ? i.e. Play, Be There, Make Their Day and Choose Your Attitude.
Respond to requests from Security Staff as well as Armor Staff in accordance with Armor and Facility Guidelines. This includes following the rules and regulations for employee conduct/behavior and chain of command set forth by the command staff at all times while working within the detention/correctional facility.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
Skill, Knowledge and Abilities Required
Candidate should possess knowledge of physical therapy and developmental disabilities; have the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; and possess the ability to interact professionally with patients and staff.
Manual skills in therapeutic exercise and joint mobilization.
Organizational and personal time management skills.
Must be able to recognize and respond appropriately to urgent/emergent situations per protocols.
Education and Experience Requirements
Graduate of an accredited PTA program (Associates Degree).
Current licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant
One year clinical experience as a PTA.
Certification in Basic Life Support and CPR by AHA is required.
Preferred clinical experience in the treatment of patients would include:
Theory and application of physical therapy in neurologic, orthopedic, and geriatric
disorders/dysfunctions
Clinical application of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, histology, and kinesiology.
Competence in use of physical modalities such as ultrasound, heat and cold, and electrical
stimulation.
Other relevant professional experiences or educational backgrounds will be considered as deemed appropriate. However, when licensure is required by local, state, federal or contractual guidelines, we will not alter our position on those requirements.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Work is normally performed in an office work environment
Very limited or no physical effort required
Limited exposure to physical risk

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