Physical Therapist Assistant - Full time

Sandusky, OH

Promotes and maintains health by providing physical therapy services under the supervision of a physical therapist. Orthopaedics experience preferred. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to physical therapist's effectiveness by identifying patient care issues; providing information and commentary; recommending options and courses of action; implementing physical therapy directives.
  • Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying therapy histories.
  • Assesses abnormal conditions by reviewing physical therapist's interpretations of patient evaluations and test results.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Performs therapeutic procedures by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities; and in using supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Ability to read and comprehend patient information.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Associate's Degree

Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an open area with other PT’s. Work may be stressful at times.

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Bend, twist and lift to assist a patient.
  • Coordination, balance, and strength to safely guard and protect a patient.

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