PTA-FT 40- 8a to 4:30p
Immediate Supervisor:Director Therapy Services
Hours per week:40
Experience: Minimum of one orthopedic affiliation while in college, or other orthopedic or exercise experience. Previous orthopedic or hospital work experience preferred.
Job Knowledge: Knowledge of the role, responsibilities, and standards of practice for the physical therapist assistants as regulated by professional and governmental agencies. Knowledge of hospital and departmental policies and procedures including the role of the PTA in the smooth operation of hospital and departmental functions and chain of command. Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology and various musculoskeletal and neurological disease processes. Knowledge of the theory and rationale behind common therapeutic modalities, exercise, and gait training techniques. Knowledge of the application and operation of various physical therapy treatments and equipment on pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients of Knowledge of medical terminology and note writing techniques. The staff member must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on their assigned unit. The PTA must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and process the ability to assess data reflective of the patients' status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients' requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed by the (neonate, pediatric, adolescent, or geriatric) patient group.
Responsibility For: Procuring and maintaining licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant under the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Treating patients per instruction, protocol, and standard guidelines, progressing patient within the scope of the treatment plan outlined by the Physical Therapist. Maintaining patient records and related documentation. Communicating and coordinating patient care with physical therapist and other members of the healthcare team. Assisting with the supervision of students and volunteers with patient care. Participating in PI, in-service and continuing education activities. Assisting with departmental inventory, stocking, cleanup, and billing as needed.