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Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: Life Care Center of Centerville
Location: Dickson
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The PTA - Physical Therapy Assistant provides direct rehab care in physical therapy to patients upon physician referral under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist (PT) in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements:

* Graduate of an accredited program in physical therapy (ASPT)

* Currently registered/licensed in applicable State. Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment.

* One (1) year experience in post acute care or related setting preferred

* CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.

Specific Job Requirements:

* Participates in community health matters/projects as appropriate

* Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and e mail

* Liaisons with patients, families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for patient needs

* Demonstrate good body mechanics at all times

* Make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

* Knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility

* Implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department

* Perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation

* Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.

* Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information

* Understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures

* Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions:

* Follow physical therapy treatment plans for patients under direction of the supervising PT

* Chart appropriately and timely

* Utilize therapy software appropriately and accurately

* Exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients

* Assist in the evacuation of patients

* Demonstrate dependable, regular attendance

* Concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

* Communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team

* Sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours

* Read, write, speak, and understand the English language

An Equal Opportunity Employer%2377983%

Keywords: Life Care Center of Centerville, Clarksville , Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Dickson, Tennessee

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