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Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Avon
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Administers patient centered Physical Therapy treatment incorporating evidence based practice and skilled techniques to achieve optimal functional outcomes under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Observes, communicates and documents patient progress and response to treatment.
  • Plans, organizes and implements individualized therapeutic programs with patient/family, incorporating evidence based practice.
  • Provides education on Physical Therapy related subjects to patients, clients, caregivers, hospital personnel and the community.
  • Acts as a clinical instructor or participates in the education and evaluation of students.
  • Acts as a resource for volunteers and observers.
  • Other duties as assigned.Education:
    • Associate's degree or certificate required.
    • Must be a graduate of a Physical Therapy Assistant Program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.Certifications:
      • Current State licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA),
      • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA).
      • For Homecare only: Valid Ohio Driver's license upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter.
      • For Homecare only: Proof of automobile insurance coverage with $100,000/$300,000 coverage, upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter.Complexity of Work:
        • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Work Experience:
          • Experience in the clinical area preferred.Physical Requirements:
            • Ability to walk and climb stairs without assistive device and to maintain balance despite sudden load in order to support patient from falling.
            • Ability to meet physical demands characterized at the heavy level defined by 1993 Leonard Matheson and Ministry of Labor.
            • Ability to lift and reach with arms sufficiently to lift patient's arm and leg during therapeutic treatment program.
            • Sensation of touch and manual dexterity to be able to palpate muscle tension or to monitor patient pulse.
            • Visual acuity to observe patient's gross and fine motor movements in order to analyze these movements and to read all patient monitors.
            • Ability to speak clearly enough to instruct patients and families.
            • Ability to hear at a conversational level to understand patient's description of symptoms and response to treatment.Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.Administers Physical Therapy services for patients including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics under supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland , Physical Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Avon, Ohio

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