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Physical Therapist Assistant

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Administers quality physical therapy treatments to patients including but not limited to assisting with assessments, treatment and documentation as prescribed by the referring physician and established by the physical therapist.

  • Provides physical therapy patient treatment programs or portions thereof planned and delegated by the Physical Therapist.
  • Assists the Therapist in performing tests, evaluations, and complex treatment procedures.
  • Carries out actual treatment procedures including exercise programs and the application of heat, cold light, whirlpool, sound, and massage modalities while observing established procedures and safety precautions.
  • Trains patient in exercises, ambulation, and activities of daily living.
  • Applies and cares for braces, prosthesis, and other assistive devices recommended for and used by patients during physical therapy activities.
  • Maintains, operates and cares for therapy equipment.
  • Completes all required documentation in a thorough and timely fashion.
  • Educates family and patients regarding ability/disability and treatment programs and goals.
  • Participates in educational programs and inservice meetings. Participates in continuing education program to ensure appropriate units are attained for maintenance of state license.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Performs related duties as assigned and requested. 
  • The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.  
  • High School diploma or equivalent, required
  • Successful completion of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program, required
  • Current license as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State of practice, required
  • Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, or obtain certification within one month of employment, required
  • One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred

 

Organization: Lutheran Medical Center, Wheat Ridge, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Wheat Ridge
Department: LMC-IP-Physical Therapy
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: 0.9
Job Number: 18000184
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