Physical Therapy Asst
SoutheastHEALTH
 Cape Girardeau, MO

Day Shift

The Inpatient Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a technically educated, licensed, health care provider who carries out Physical Therapy patient care programs or portions thereof as planned and directed by a licensed Physical Therapist

Begin

  • Perform routine gait instruction observing proper weight bearing precautions and sequencing with patients
  • Instruct patients in and perform therapeutic exercises with patients in accordance with established protocols or as directed by the physical therapist
  • Perform functional activities such as transfers and bed mobility training (physical lifting is required at times)
  • Administer physical modalities as delegated by the PT including hot packs, cold packs, ultrasound, whirlpool, electrical stimulation, massage
  • Monitor patients’ vital signs including pulse oxygenation, heart rate and blood pressure and modify treatment as indicated
  • Perform follow-up goniometry, functional muscle strength testing, balance testing, endurance and level of independence in functional tasks
  • Maintain clear and concise daily patient progress notes and documentation
  • Provide patient teaching and documents
  • Be familiar with infection control policies and procedures and carry them out correctly
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Become

  • Graduate of a university Physical Therapist Assistant Associate degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Current licensure in the State of Missouri as a Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Current BCLS certification
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English