The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) treats the patient with a specific treatment program designed by the physical therapist, under the guidance of the physical therapist and physician. The PTA is also responsible for coordinating any changes in the patient’s condition to the physical therapist, working toward maximizing the patient’s functional level.
- Treat the patient in accordance with a specific program designed by the physical therapist and coordinates this with other team members.
- Provide education and training to patients and family regarding the therapy plan, home exercise program, home safety, and diagnosis/illness.
- Take measurements related to patient’s condition; reports and coordinates these and any other changes to the supervising physical therapist.
- Maintain a level of professionalism consistent with the code of ethics of the APTA and HHP and reports any unethical situations to the PT Board or appropriate personnel.
- Provide specific documentation of patient treatment and progress to the physical therapist and agency.
- Participate in face to face patient conferences with the Physical Therapist as required by state regulations.
- Participate in mandatory case conferences.
- Observe safety precautions in all aspects of job responsibilities.
- Maintain a clean and hazard-free environment.
- Participate in performance improvement activities.
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