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