Executes appropriate treatment for patients under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.
Assists the Physical Therapist in treatment of patient's musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and/or integumentary systems. Provides and progresses patient treatment based on therapist's evaluation and plan of care. Treatments may include patient education, exercise (including equipment), gait training, mobility and transfer skills, balance and coordination activities, and modalities. Identifies factors affecting patient's physical and psychosocial comfort and attends to these needs.
Monitors and notifies/updates supervisory therapist of patient's response to treatment given.
Plans for patient discharge including providing written home programs, patient/family teaching, and ordering equipment with direction of evaluating/supervising therapist.
Completes all required documentation with appropriate co-signatures, including patient progress notes, team conference reports, discharge summaries, and records patient care and progress of each patient assigned as well as daily statistics, billing, and scheduling. Applies insurance guidelines regarding authorization and number of visits.
Responsible for cleaning up after patient treatment, putting away equipment, and keeping area neat and orderly. Performs various manual techniques, patient positioning, transferring and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.
Demonstrates skill in use of modalities, exercise equipment and other devices that are available in area worked per department orientation checklist. Demonstrates knowledge of indications and contraindications of modalities and exercise.
Participates in performance improvement activities designed to identify and resolve problems affecting patient care outcomes and to improve quality of care. Manages assigned caseload, informing site leadership of coverage needs and ability to cover; assists with coverage, based on department needs and regional needs.
Pursues professional growth through participation in continuing education courses, department inservices, and reading professional literature. Orients new staff to clinical and department policies as requested. Participates in the evaluation process of co-workers by providing verbal or written feedback as requested.Scheduled Hours
1 weekend per month1 holiday per yearWeekday coverage as needed.Inpatient at AMCO.
Licenses & Certifications
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, and
Physical Therapist Assistant license issued by the state of Wisconsin.
Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy.
Required Functional Experience
No experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Intermediate computer skills.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.Good organization, decision-making, and problem solving skills.Certification AddendumTeam members will maintain annual educational requirements for hospital based certifications (e.g.DNV, CARF or others).