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Under the supervision and direction of licensed physical therapist, The Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, (LPTA,) assists in the practice of physical therapy. Responsibilities and tasks include:
Carries out treatment plans that have been established by a licensed Physical Therapist for inpatients and outpatients.
Directs and aids patient in therapeutic exercise, gait and functional training, applies therapeutic modalities, and performs other activities according to the plan of care established by the licensed physical therapist and as permitted by the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Assists the Physical Therapist during patient testing, evaluations and complex procedures.
Instructs patients on segments of the plan of care including proper use of wheelchairs, crutches, canes, braces, and prosthetic appliances.
Documents patient related charting. Prepares correspondence and reports related to plan of care and patient progress.
Directs activities of technicians, students, and volunteers as assigned.
Participates in performance improvement and program development as assigned to include, but not limited to: data gathering, chart reviews, compilation of data into a report.
Performs duties with full understanding of related age specific factors.
Orients and mentors new staff members.
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program.
State licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
Critical thinking and judgment particularly in determining when to inform the Therapist of a Significant Change in the patients condition.
Current CPR certifications.
Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting patients and / or equipment up to fifty pounds.
Customer Service abilities including effective listening skills.
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