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Physical Therapist Assistant - Per Diem

Company: Ellenville Regional Hospital
Location: Ellenville
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Description:JOB SUMMARYUnder the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, an incumbent of this position is responsible for implementing prescribed physical therapy programs using diverse modalities, exercise and ambulation as assigned by the supervising Physical Therapist. This position differs from the Physical Therapist in that the duties of a Physical Therapist Assistant shall not include evaluation, testing interpretation, planning, or modification of patient plan of care.SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ( = Essential Functions)Provides patients with treatment using proper techniques and modalities such as hot packs, cold packs, ultrasound, high and low volt electrical stimulation, diathermy, whirlpool, paraffin, and other such therapeutic modalitiesInstructs patients in home treatment programs and adaptive techniques in preparation for discharge and as part of on-going therapy;Assists patients in performing prescribed exercise programs i.e. passive range of motion, active assistive exercise, active exercise, progressive resistive exercise;Assists the licensed professional Physical Therapist in analyzing patient's gait training to determine progress of therapyInstructs patients in proper ambulation techniques, transfer training, i.e., getting in and out of chairs, bed;Confers with the supervising Physical Therapist, as designated, on all matters dealing with questions, problems and progress in connection with any physical therapy program. Assists the licensed professional Physical Therapist in determining the proper equipment to be used by patients.Performs related duties to insure adequate and effective services to patients, as directed by the supervising Physical Therapist. Observes and documents patient reactions to prescribed therapiesMaintains proper clinical records, as well as physical therapy equipment and equipment area.Attends staff conferences and in-service training programs, as assigned. Participates in performance improvement activities; quality improvement and patient safety activities; assists in maintaining compliance with DOH accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards including code of conduct.All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Employees will be required to perform other job-related instructions given by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Hours: Per Diem, Day Shift with Saturdays as scheduled.Salary: $27.00 - $34.50 per hour based on experience with a $2.00 per diem incentive.Company Overview:Ellenville Regional Hospital is a non-profit, community focused hospital based in New York's Hudson Valley. We support our local community with health, wellness, specialty services and readily available diagnostic testing. We are centrally located for residents in surrounding areas to access our subacute rehabilitation programs, specialists and ambulatory services. Our healthcare is delivered with compassion and respect based on our commitment to improving our community health through excellence, innovation and state-of-the-art technologies.Benefits:403bSick TimeRequirements:Experience6 months or more of practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant.EducationAssociates Degree in Physical TherapyCertified or licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State of N.Y.Certifications/SkillsAbility to learn new tasks and the use of new equipmentAbility to make sound judgments.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Excellent problem solving skills.Knowledge of bio-mechanics and physical therapy standards and practices.Ability to read, interpret and follow detailed oral, written and illustrated instructions.Knowledge of a wide variety of physical therapy equipment and instruments, computer skills preferred.

Keywords: Ellenville Regional Hospital, Wayne , Physical Therapist Assistant - Per Diem, Healthcare , Ellenville, New Jersey

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