Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - (Greer, South Carolina, United States)
Location: Greer, South Carolina
Internal Number: 45052611440
Healthcare Without Rival
We are currently looking for a PRN Physical Therapist Assistantto join our team in Greer, SC.
SCHEDULE: PRN coverage needed approx 2 Days per week during 3 am - 11:30 am Shift Additional PRN hours as needed from 7 am - 6 pm
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Administering physical therapy treatments to patients, working under direction of and as assistant to Physical Therapist, by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Administers active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and heat, light, sound, water, and electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, ultraviolet, infrared, and hot and cold packs. • Administers traction to relieve neck and back pain. • Instructs, motivates, and assists patients to learn and improve functional activities such as perambulation, transfer, ambulation, and daily living activities. • Observes patients during treatments and compiles and evaluates data on patients' responses to treatments and progress and reports orally or in writing to Physical Therapist. • Fits patients for, adjusts, and trains patients in use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. • Confers with members of physical therapy staff and other health team members, individually and in conference, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs. • Performs clerical duties such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, and filling out forms. • Measures patient's range-of-joint motion, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of specific treatments or to assist Physical Therapist to compile data for patient evaluations. • May require other duties as assigned.
• Associates Degree from an approved/accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program. • Certified or Licensed as a Physical Therapy Assistant if applicable in practicing State. • Current Certification in AHA or ARC Basic Life Support for medical provider is required, Advanced Cardiac Life Support may also be required based on contract scope of services
• At least two years’ experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant in an outpatient orthopedic, occupational health, or other ambulatory care clinic. • Experience in an occupational health clinic preferred.