• Physical Therapy Assistant* - Rehab - 743020 - PRN

    Job ID
    2017-1682
    Category
    Clinical Licensed
    Job Location
    US-NM-Alamogordo
  • Overview

    Responsible for administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as supervised by the staff Physical Therapist. Administers treatments and physical agents as directed by the staff Physical Therapist, after the physical therapist has evaluated the patient.  The Physical Therapy Assistant assists with restoration of patient functioning to prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability.  Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The Physical Therapy Assistant participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.  Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs. This description is not intended to be a complete list of duties.  Other related duties may be assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    • High School diploma or equivalent.  Current American Heart – HeartSaver or Basic Life Support (BLS) card.
    • Associate degree form a school or college approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.
    • Certification: 
    • Licensure: Must have current New Mexico licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
    • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English-additional languages preferred.
    • Strong written and verbal skills.
    • Basic computer knowledge. Basic knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology. Basic knowledge of physical therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same.
    • Performs related responsibilities as assigned.

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