A licensed physical therapist assistant employed by Erlanger Health System, is responsible for direct and indirect care in the rehabilitation of the patient.
Required: Associate Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant Program
Required: Knowledge of general physical therapy principles and practical skills.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required: Physical Therapy Assistant licensure in Tennessee and BLS required within 30 days of hire.
Department Position Summary:
Provides patient care treatments following the written treatment plan of the Physical Therapist. Teaches appropriate exercise programs, bed mobility, transfers. Provides appropriate wound care and debridement. Issues appropriate assistive devices when necessary. Participates in team meetings and discharge planning. Educates patients and their families in the patient?s treatment program. Maintains accurate written reports. Maintains standards as set down by the American Physical Therapy Association regarding treatment procedures and professional ethics. Participates in continuing education programs. Participates in community education. Acts as clinical instructor for PTA students. Participates in the Continuous Quality Improvement efforts of the department and the Medical Director.