PRN Physical Therapist Assistant - Robertson Co.
|Employment Type:||Per Diem|
|Description:||To assist the physical therapist in restoring the adult patient to their fullest physical ability.|
***Needed to cover 10-20 visits per week***
|Duties:||-Treats patients to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performances, using physical means such as exercise, massage, heat, water, light electricity.|
-Directs and aids patients in active and passive exercise muscle re-education and gait and functional training activities of daily living including transfer activities and prosthetic training.
-Makes use of equipment such as ultra sound, low/high voltage generators, moist hot packs, ice (packs) and percussor.
-Observes, records and reports to the physical therapist the patientís reaction to treatment and any changes in the patientís condition.
-Instructs patients and their caregivers in the care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, prosthetic and orthotic devices.
-Instructs other health team personnel and patientís friends/relatives in certain phases of therapeutic exercises with which they may work with the patient, such as transfer, exercise program, appliance use, ADL gait training, etc.
-Records appropriate progress notes daily noting procedures performed and the patientís response to therapy.
|Qualifications:||-A graduate of two (2) year college-level program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association, or its equivalent, and when applicable is licensed or registered by the state.|
-Driver License & auto insurance