Physical Therapy Assist-Physical Re

St Lukes Hospital Duluth, MN
* Graduation from an accredited PTA program

* MN licensure required prior to starting employment

JOB SUMMARY

* Performs delegated treatments, follows treatment protocols and documents outcomes. Included is education of the patient, caregivers and family.

* MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

* Education: Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program.

* Experience: N/A

* Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current licensure in MN.

* PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Education: N/A

* Experience: N/A

* Licensure/Certification/Registration: Licensure in WI.

* KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

* Extensive knowledge of assistive devices. Knowledge of care and use of extensive range of Physical Therapy equipment. Knowledge of use of heat, cold and motion therapeutically. Knowledge of maintaining patient records.

* READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

* WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.

* SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

* MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

* REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

* AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.

* PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT

* PHYSICAL DEMANDS

* Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking; lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients; lifts supplies/equipment. Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.

* Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours)

* Walk - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

* Sit - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)

* Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

* Reach with hands and arms - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

* Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

* Bending-repetitive forward - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

* Talk or hear - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

* LIFTING REQUIREMENTS

* Up to 10 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

* Up to 25 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

* Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 - 5.5 hours)

* Up to 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

* WORK ENVIRONMENT

* Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

* WORKING CONDITIONS

* May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements.

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