Description Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Primary Location: FL-FLOrlando-3701 Avalon Park W Boulevard Function:Clinical Organization:NeuroRestorative
Physical Therapy Assistant Description
Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support brain and spinal cord - individuals with disabilities; children with emotional, behavioral or medical complexities; children and adults with brain injury). As a Physical Therapy Assistant with Neurorestorative Avalon Park you'll be one of those special people.
For Neurorestorative Avalon Park 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 Avalon Park is seeking a Part Time 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, one 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
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.
The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers in more than 30 states offering an array of quality, community-based services 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; and to elders in need of support. Founded in 1980, The Network has made a positive impact in the lives of thousands of children and adults across the country. We create innovative programs and implement systems—from our national continuous quality improvement program to our outcomes measurement tools—that enable us to deliver quality services and supports to the people we serve.