Physical Therapist Assistant FT Days Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan - #19504052
Detroit Medical Center
Under general supervision of a Physical Therapist, provides direct patient care using standard physical therapy procedures. Instructs patients and family, oversees physical therapy aides, students, and volunteers, and participates in program development and education activities. Assists Physical Therapist in patient evaluation, and assesses functional skills of patients. Provides individual patient treatment including therapeutic exercise, gait training, mat mobility, transfers and wheelchair activities. Performs prosthetic training, administers modality treatments, and measures and recommends equipment such as wheelchairs, orthoses, assistive devises and wheelchair cushions. Instructs patients and family members in wheelchair management, transfers, gait training, and home exercise programs. Participates in chart rounds, admission and discharge conferences, family conferences and team development conferences. Maintains records such as initial, interim and discharge documentation, home care program, and equipment orders and prescriptions. Prepares special reports, as requested. Receives formal supervision from a Physical Therapist to ensure all patient documentation is reviews and co-signed. Attends and contributes to organizational and program development team and departmental meetings. Supervises, instructs and evaluates physical therapy aides, students, and volunteers. Maintains current knowledge of physical therapy theory and techniques through reading, attendance at meetings and seminars, and involvement in professional organizations.
- Associate s degree in Physical Therapy with coursework in anatomy, biology, physiology and psychology to gain knowledge of physical therapy treatments and techniques.
- One year of experience in a clinical setting preferred.
- Current license to practice as a PTA in the state of Michigan.
Job: Physical Therapy
Primary Location: Detroit, Michigan
Facility: DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days