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PRN Physical Therapist Assistant - Robertson Co.

Location:Springfield, TN
Employment Type:Per Diem
Department:Nursing
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.

-CPR Certification

-Driver License & auto insurance


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