Assists the supervising therapist and the physician in evaluating the level of function by applying diagnostic and prognostic functional ability tests. Assists the supervising therapist in the modifications to the Plan of Care. Directs and aids patients in active and passive exercise, muscle re-education; as well as gait, functional, ADL, transfer, and prosthetic training. Makes use of ultraviolet and infrared lamps, diathermy, ultrasound, whirlpool, contrast baths, and applies moist packs. Observes, records, and reports to the physician and the supervising therapist the patient's response to treatment and changes in the patient's condition. Instructs patient, significant others, and staff. Is responsible for adhering to all practice standards as they apply to patient care.
Currently licensed by the State Board of Physical Therapy examiners in the state of employment. Current driver's license and automobile insurance in state of employment, and the ability to travel within a 50 mile radius on a daily basis. One (1) year of experience as a licensed PTA before assuming responsibilities for a home health case load. Is responsible for adhering to all practice standards as they apply to patient care.
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