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Physical Therapist Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are a 58-bed long-term care facility eagerly caring for children with severe developmental and medical complex needs.  Our physical care champions work collaboratively to foster a safe environment, one of growth and advancement for the residents.

The primary focus and responsibilities of this position are to implement physical therapy services for patients with orthopedic, neurological, developmental, congenital, and musculoskeletal conditions in order to provide optimum care for children ages 0-21 years with complex medical conditions to improve their quality of life and enable them to meet their maximum potential.

Duties for Physical Therapist Assistant

Provide physical therapy treatment 

Participate willingly in all duties assigned 

Review social history, psychological, medical, and previous therapy reports

Implement goals/objectives and treatment plans 

Implement appropriate therapy treatments/interventions

Complete daily, monthly, and annual documentation

Participate in team meetings.

Evaluate patients for equipment needs and specialized wheelchair seating

Communicate with physicians and coordinate care 

Qualifications for Physical Therapist Assistant

Excellent written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a wide variety of people

Ability to maintain legible and accurate medical records

Organizational and time management skills 

Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Ability to remain calm under stress

Good understanding of aseptic techniques for infection control

Education and Experience for Physical Therapist Assistant

Associate degree or higher from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program

Preferred pediatric experience.

Current Arkansas Physical Therapy Assistant license.

 Physical Demands for Physical Therapist Assistant

Must be able to frequently bend, stoop, lift, reach, crouch, kneel, walk, and stand for extended periods of time.

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently.

Frequent pushing and/or pulling. Ability to hear and respond to pages, distinguish smells and temperatures