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Physical Therapy Assistant- Crystal Lake, IL

Company: Addus HomeCare
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY: The Physical Therapist Assistant is responsible for providing physical therapy treatment under the supervision ofa qualified physical therapist in accordance with the plan of care.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:---Provides direct physical therapy according to directions of a qualified physical therapist and in accordance with thephysician's plan of care and as defined in the state Physical Therapy Practice Act.---Treats patient to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance.---Directs and aids patients in active and passive therapeutic exercises, muscle reeducation, gait and functional training,transfer activities and prosthetic training.---Administer non-complex therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, traction, heat, light, cold, water and electricalmodalities to clients with relatively stable conditions---Instruct, motivate and assist clients in learning and improving functional activities---Observe clients progress and response to treatment and report finding to the physical therapist---Assist in preparing clinical notes and progress reports documenting physical therapy treatments performed and submit themfor review into the clinical record---Report any changes in the client's condition to the qualified supervising Physical Therapist and Director of Nursing/ Directorof Therapy. Changes in the plan of care may be made following authorization, instruction and supervision by the PhysicalTherapist---Instructs patients in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, and prosthetic or orthotic devices.---Participate in case conference, staff meeting and in-service education programs---Participate in educating the client/caregiver---Communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team---Participate in the educational program of the new staff and students in the area of practice---Maintains accurate clinical records, keeping track of goals and progress of clients---Abides by all regulations, policies, procedures and standards---Teaches clients how to properly perform exercise techniques---Perform other duties as assignedPERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:---Maintains positive internal and external customer service relationships---Maintains open lines of communication---Plans and organizes work effectively and ensures its completion---Meets all productivity requirements---Demonstrates team behavior and promotes a team-oriented environment---Actively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement, educational programs, and staff meetings---Represents the organization professionally at all timesPOSITION REQUIREMENTS COMPETENCIES:---Graduate of an accredited physical therapy assistant program with either an Associate's degree in science or appliedscience that is approved by American Physical Therapy Association, Inc.---Current licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the state of practice

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