Physical Therapy Assistant - Corning Medical Office Building
Company: Arnot Ogden Medical Center
Posted on: June 12, 2021
The assistant is a skilled, technical worker who performs
physical therapy treatments under the supervision of a licensed
physical therapist (Article 136 part 77, # 6738 of NYS PT and PTA
laws). The assistant is under the supervision of the Director of
Rehab Services. The Physical Therapy Aides are under the
assistant's supervision whenever a physical therapist is not in the
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Patient Care Duties
Follows established procedures and observes safety precautions
in the use of heat, cold, light, water, sound, electricity, and
Carries out and transfers, positioning, range of motion, and
trains patient in exercise, ambulation, and activities of daily
Accepts responsibilities for the patient's personal care and
environment throughout treatment.
Carries out treatment, utilizing any PT equipment for which
he/she received adequate instruction in its use and demonstrates
understanding and competency.
Cares for braces, prostheses, bandages and other assistive
Observes and records patient's condition and reaction.
Acts as an assistant to the physical therapist when the
therapist is performing tests, evaluations, and complex treatment
Participates as a member of the health care team.
- Transports patients, records, equipment, and supplies as
Informs immediate supervisor and other appropriate personnel of
pertinent information relative to the physical therapy service.
Participates in clerical and reception activities as assigned by
the Physical Therapist.
Complies with procedures for maintenance of supplies and
equipment and carries out duties necessary to comply with the
related needs as delegated to him/her.
Aids with maintaining environmental conditions with the physical
therapy service in appropriate situations.
Performs other special duties as assigned.
Participates in appropriate conference and in-service programs
for purpose of continuing education.
Is responsible for attending all annual mandatory educational
programs as required by position.
Provides age appropriate care to neonate, infant, children,
adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Employee understands and demonstrates the importance of
satisfying the needs of the customer/patient by interacting with
him/her in a friendly and caring way, being attentive to the
customer's needs, both psychologically and physically, and by
taking the initiative to maintain communication with the customer
in order to provide a secure and pleasant experience with the Arnot
- It is understood that this job description lists typical duties
for the classification and is not to be considered inclusive of all
duties which may be assigned.
Must be licensed, or eligible to obtain a license, to practice
as a Physical Therapy Assistant in NYS at the time of hire.
Experience in a hospital setting preferred.
CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) REQUIREMENTS:
Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 90 days of hire
Appreciable physical effort or strain; occasionally repetitive
efforts may involve lifting, pushing, pulling. Must be able to lift
at least thirty (30) pounds independently and at least one hundred
fifty (150) pounds with assistance of another person.
Category II. Tasks that involve no exposure to blood, body
fluids, or tissues. But employment may require performing unplanned
Category I tasks.
Performs all aspects of universal precautions when engaging in
A.D.A Essential Functions
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