Visiting Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

HHA Field · Detroit, Michigan
Department HHA Field
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Per visit rate on contract

Physical Therapy Assistant Job Responsibilities:

  • Promotes and maintains health by providing physical therapy services under the supervision of a physical therapist.
  • Contributes to a physical therapist’s effectiveness by identifying patient care issues.
  • Administers treatment programs for patients.
  • Assesses patient health by interviewing patients, performing physical examinations, and obtaining updating, and studying therapy histories.
  • Evaluates abnormal conditions by reviewing physical therapist’s interpretations of patient evaluations and test results.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Performs therapeutic procedures by administering manual exercises and instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities.
  • Helps patients in using supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
  • Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens, giving normal growth and development information, and promoting wellness and health maintenance.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations, and adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Maintains production objectives by noting current treatment trends and monitoring actual physical therapy services rendered to production objectives.
  • Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to policy positions concerning federal, state, and local regulations and JACHO standards.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading periodicals, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances physical therapy reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Physical Therapy Assistant Qualifications / Skills:
    • Physiological knowledge
    • Health promotion and maintenance
    • Creating a safe, effective environment
    • Motivating others
    • Organization skills
    • Bedside manner
    • Patient services
    • Health care administration
    • Documentation skills
    • Listening and verbal communication
    Education and Experience Requirements:
    • Associate degree for physical therapy assistant
    • All states require a license or certification
    • Must pass a state-administered exam or the National Physical Therapy Exam administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

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  • Location
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Department
    HHA Field
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Per visit rate on contract