Physical Therapy Assistant

Job Summary:

Redfield Community Memorial Hospital is accepting applications for a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). The PTA assists the Physical Therapist in the delivery of physical therapy services to the patient. The PTA is also responsible for supervision of supportive personnel to assist with patient care. Works in a variety of settings, including swing bed, acute, outpatient, home health, and pediatrics.

  • Job Description—Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Definition: A physical therapist assistant is a health care professional who assists the physical therapist in the delivery of physical therapy services to the patient. The PTA is also responsible for supervision of supportive personnel to assist with patient care.
    • Line of Authority: The PTA is responsible to the supervising PT, PT department head, CMH Administrator, and physician within boundaries of referral.
  • Professional Requirements
    • Education
      • Must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant program with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Physical Therapy. The PTA associate degree program must be accredited by an agency, recognized by the Secretary of the US Dept. of Education, Council of Post-Secondary Accreditation.
      • Must currently be licensed and registered as a PTA in the state of South Dakota.
    • Experience and Job Knowledge
      • Must be knowledgeable in the application of physical therapy techniques and the skill to apply all physical therapy modalities as directed by the supervising physical therapist.
    • Personality
      • Requires patience, dependability, and a desire to work with people. Must show ingenuity, initiative and good judgment in making decisions.
    • Personal Characteristics
      • Must be neat, clean and well groomed and in good physical and mental health.
  • Professional Growth
    • Participate in hospital/departmental educational programs and active participation in professional physical therapy organizations, conferences, and meetings.
    • Attend continuing education courses pertaining to physical therapy each year as required by state licensure.
  • Public Relations
    • Give tours, demonstrations, and lectures to interested groups or persons.
    • Perform necessary functions as required to promote good working relationship with patients, hospital employees, agencies, and the public.
  • Duties
    • Assist PT in patient treatment.
    • Assist PT in patient set up.
    • Provide physical therapy services to patient as directed by PT.
    • Provide care to outreach hospital settings.
    • Provide care to acute and swing bed patients.
    • Provide care to pediatric patients.
    • Provide care to home health patients.

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