Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)Primary Location:
NeuroRestorative Carbondale is currently seeking a
Part-time Physical Therapy Assistant
Founded in 1977, Neurorestorative Carbondale was the first dedicated after-hospital rehabilitation program in the country for people with acquired brain injuries and has continued as a leader in the field for more than 40 years.
We are an organization that values people - those we serve and those who join us on our mission.Description
Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support adults with brain injury. As a Physical Therapy Assistant with NeuroRestorative you'll be one of those special people.
For NeuroRestorative and The MENTOR Network the Physical Therapy Assistant is critical to our success and exemplifies the wonderful mission driven work we do here every day.
NeuroRestorative is seeking a Physical Therapy Assistant to administer physical therapy treatment to program participants according to the program plan devised by a licensed physical therapist at ABI Programs.
Essential Job Functions
- Assures all program participants receive scheduled PT treatments and documents therapy session or reason for inability to attend
- Performs active, passive and/or resistive therapeutic exercises, general therapy principles on program participants
- Performs therapeutic massage on program participants as needed
- Performs general mobilization and/or passive stretch to program participants, within LIMITS OF SAFETY regarding joint/muscle stretch
- Instructs, motivates and assists program participants in learning and improving functional activities: (e.g., bed mobility, positioning, transfers, W/C manipulation and mobility, self-exercise and home exercise programs, equipment use and maintenance
- Provides gait training and instructs program participants in the use of canes, crutches, walkers, braces and splints. Trains program participants at homebound and community level, including endurance training
- Measures ROM, length and girth of body parts, vital signs, and MMT (manual muscle tests) to assist RPT in evaluating program participant and/or to determine effectiveness of program plan
- Demonstrates knowledge of indications and contra-indications of physical therapy modalities and techniques
- Has a good working knowledge of physical therapy equipment and therapeutic exercise treatments
- Confers with staff members and other health care members to exchange, discuss and evaluate program participant information for modifying and coordinating current treatment program and participate in treatment planning with trans-disciplinary team as requested
- Adheres to ethics of confidentiality
- Takes inventory of current PT equipment and confers with RPT regarding current status and future needs
- Requests supplies PRN
- Writes weekly service summaries, develops STO's in coordination with an RPT
- Attends evaluation, progress, and discharge conferences as requested
- Ensures progress and discharge reports on each program participant served in a timely manner
- Ensures in-service training to other on safe transfers, bed mobility, and proper care of wheelchair during transportation
- Ensures balance training as requested or necessary
- Performs home accessibility evaluations as requested or necessary
- Completes daily billing summaries and turns them in to appropriate staff
- Adheres to CARF and Licensure standards
- Other duties as requested
- Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) program (Must have passed PES exam)
- Preferred, on year service in human services field and on year experience in neuro-rehabilitation
- Current State license (PTA)
- For Illinois applicants for Illinois positions, current Illinois license (PTA) or application with temporary license of eligibility for Illinois licensure with reciprocity from another state or eligible to sit for next scheduled licensing exam
- Other education and experience plus licensure as required by state
- Current Valid Illinois Drivers License
- Ability to pass drug screen and physical
- Ability to pass IDPH fingerprinting and other background checks
Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services in more than 30 states to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families.