Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
Erickson Living - Dallas, TX

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SUMMARY: Responsible for the day to day Physical Therapy treatments and evaluation of resident¿s needs. Is a role model of customer service principle and consistently monitors and implements quality efforts. Ensure that the department functions according to accepted quality standards.

Essential Functions

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participates in the day to day Physical Therapy treatments.
  • Provides delivery of PT services in accordance with the primary P.T. P.O.C. and in compliance with state regulations that pertain to PTA¿s.
  • Communicates residents physical therapy needs to Physical Therapists, or appropriate staff members.
  • Promotes a positive, calm, and effective work environment throughout the unit that contributes to staff recruitment, retention, and reduces turnover.
  • Orient center staff and provide feedback and recommendations as possible.
  • Attends all in-service education programs mandated by Rehab, Corporate, State, and Federal guidelines.
  • Demonstrates awareness of potential hazards and reports unsafe conditions to appropriate staff to maintain a safe environment for residents, families and staff.
  • Adheres to strict infection control guidelines as evidenced by appropriate use of personal protective equipment.
  • Provides care that ensures residents are free from abuse, mistreatment and neglect, and reports any such incidents to the appropriate center staff.
  • Involved in fiscal management of supplies and equipment purchases, when requested.
  • Is pleasant, respectful, and courteous in all interactions with residents, families, staff and visitors.
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous quality improvement in all job responsibilities.


  • Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

    Must demonstrate good judgment when doing physical therapy and giving necessary feedback to primary Physical Therapist. Must be able to accurately complete billing and timesheets. Graduate of degree in Physical Therapy Assistant program approved by the APTA. Two or three years clinical experience preferred. Experience in geriatric care is preferred.

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:

    Possess a valid current Physical Therapy Assistant State license where applicable.

    EEO Statement

    Erickson Living, its affiliates, and managed communities are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender/ sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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