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Physical Therapy Assistant | FT Days | Home Care Therapy | Alliance Health Services Job

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Date: Oct 17, 2021

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Summary

The Physical Therapy Assistant is responsible for providing physical therapy treatment to patients under the direction of a licensed Physical Therapist and in accordance with professional and organizational standards of treatment.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

 

REQUIRED:

Completion of an accredited Physical Therapist education program.

N/A

Current license as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the state where work is performed.

 

 

PREFERRED:

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

N/A

N/A

N/A

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to understand and prepare moderately complex written materials, such as patient records.
  • Ability to verbally communicate treatment instructions and patient status to Associates, physicians, patients, and patients' family members.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of work flow.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Implements patient treatments based on assessment and under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Initiates patient and family teaching.
  • Demonstrates initiative in identifying opportunities for self-development and enhancement of professional competency.

Physical Requirements

  • Exposure to patient body fluids.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.
  • Ability to read and write to communicate both orally and in writing with other individuals.
  • Normal vision, including peripheral vision.
  • Ability to lift, push and pull up to 150 lbs., as well as carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to stand, squat, reach, bend, walk, twist and sit in one place throughout shift.
  • Ability to use hands and feet together for repetitive, coordinated motions.
  • Ability to use hands for gripping and squeezing as well as repetitive hand and wrist motion.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.


Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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