Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) | PRN

Midwest Health Manhattan, KS

The Physical Therapy Assistant provides treatments, tests and evaluations of residents under the supervision of the Registered Physical Therapist.

The following is a general list of key job duties and responsibilities in your position. The list is not to be considered inclusive and you will be required to perform other duties/responsibilities as assigned by an authorized supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Comply with the Facility's personnel, safety, and corporate policies and procedures.

* Report witnessed or reported allegations of resident abuse/neglect immediately to the Administrator or Director of Nursing.

* Reports to on-site Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapist.

* Treat residents, family members, visitors, and team members with dignity and respect.

* Maintain the confidentiality of all resident and family information.

* Report to work on time and as scheduled.

* Interdisciplinary collaboration between Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy for planning treatments.

* Responsible for all Physical Therapy treatments on a day to day basis. Evaluates resident performance and communicates to nursing and physicians.

* Documents resident's progress and treatments in accordance with therapy plans as directed by the Registered Physical Therapist.

* May be responsible for maintaining and inventorying all durable medical equipment. Orders supplies and equipment for the therapy department.

* Ensures compliance with all State and Federal regulations regarding Rehabilitation Therapy.

* May be required to participate in some meetings, for example, Quality Assurance, Restraint meetings, and Care Planning.

* Responsible for all therapy billing, questionnaires, and progress notes.

* Assures personal and staff compliance to all State and Federal regulations including blood borne pathogens, infection control, use of hazardous materials, and fire safety.

* Assures personal and staff compliance to Resident's Rights.

Requirements

The following is a general list of key job/physical requirements for your position. The list is not to be considered inclusive and other job/physical requirements may be necessary as deemed by the Facility.

* Kansas Certification as a Physical Therapy Assistant is required.

* Employee must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other departments.

* Must meet recognized standards of the professional education and qualifications.

* Must have basic computer skills.

* If required to operate a motor vehicle for business purposes, must successfully complete the requirements contained in Company's Motor Vehicles policy.

* Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

* Must be able to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.

* Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.

* Must be able to perform the essential position functions of the job with, or without reasonable accommodation.

* Employee is required to use a transfer/gait belt or to obtain the assistance of another employee when attempting to assist residents when lifting or carrying objects in excess of 25 pounds. The employee must be aware that during the normal, routine performance of the essential functions, some of the following body movements may occur naturally, although hey may not be a requirement of the job.

Primary Physical Requirements:

* Lift up to 10 lbs: Frequently

* Lift 11 to 25 lbs: Occasionally

* Lift 26 to 50 lbs: Occasionally

* Lift over 50 lbs: Not required

* Carry up to 10 lbs: Frequently

* Carry 11 to 25 lbs: Occasionally

* Carry 26 to 50 lbs: Occasionally

* Carry over 50 lbs: Not required

* Reach above should height: Occasionally

* Reach at shoulder height: Occasionally

* Reach below shoulder height: Occasionally

* Push/Pull: Frequently

Hand Manipulation:

* Grasping: Frequently

* Handling: Constantly

* Torquing: Rarely

* Fingering: Constantly

Other Physical Considerations

* Twisting, Bending, Crawling, Squatting, Kneeling, Crouching, Climbing and Balancing are all required.

* Employees may be required to operate and automobile and various games.

* Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the Facility.

* Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.