Under general supervision, treats and assess patients who require physical therapy services in collaboration with physical therapists, physicians, other healthcare providers, and patient/family.
Provides physical therapy assessment and treatment of patients in an accurate and timely manner per plan of care created by a licensed physical therapist. Frequently communicates with a licensed physical therapist on any positive or negative assessments noted in a patient's treatment, at least once a week. Identifies if there are any changes needed in the patient's plan of care and communicates to a licensed physical therapist.
Adheres to the regulatory and practice standards of physical therapy. Documents treatment outcomes and findings.
Coordinates patient discharge and equipment needs. Orders and provides durable medical equipment/devices based on needs of patient and physical therapist assessment.
Educates patient/family with physical therapy exercises, activities and equipment following care plans created by a licensed physical therapist.
Maintains statistical information of referrals and treatments.
Supervises, trains and delegates activities of support staff, interns and volunteers. Develops staff skills and training plans. Provides patient, family and community education. Acts as clinical instructor for student physical therapist assistants; provides educational opportunities for volunteers to observe; and promotes the field of physical therapy.
Participates in care conferences, rounds and various committees. Educates staff on physical therapy issues. Represents the organization at community and professional events.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Knowledge of the regulations and practice standards of physical therapy.
Knowledge of direct patient care for physical therapy patients.
Knowledge of equipment and instruments used in daily activities.
Skill in assessing and treating physical therapy patients.
Skill in using applicable equipment and instruments.
Skill in effectively managing, leading and training staff, and delegating tasks and authority.
Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Skill in critical thinking in the performance of physical therapy.
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with others.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
An Associate's degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from an accredited college program.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-Supervisory - Entry level, no work experience is required.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a current State of Alaska Physical Therapist Assistant License. Must possess current Basic Life Support certification.
Depending on the needs of the organization, some incumbents in this job class may be required to obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas. : May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule. May be called out to work off-shift in emergency situations. May involve travel to remote clinic sites with exposure to extreme weather conditions. May be exposed to hazardous materials, sharp objects and infectious diseases.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
ANMC is not a latex free environment. Therefore, some latex exposure can be expected.
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium - 23 months ago
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