The Physical Therapist Assistant assists the Physical Therapist in providing physical therapy treatment and patient specific supervision that includes mandatory co-signing of the physical Therapist Assistant's notes in the patient record, or a case conference between the supervising Physical Therapist and physical therapist assistant within seven days. The Physical Therapist Assistant does not interpret orders, evaluate patients, or develop treatment plans.
The Physical Therapist Assistant reports to the Staff and/or Senior Physical Therapist and/or Physical Therapy Manager. The Physical Therapist Assistant is not responsible for supervising other positions. The Physical Therapist Assistant may work without on-site supervision but the supervising therapist shall be readily available in person or by telecommunication to the Physical Therapist Assistant at all times while the Physical Therapist Assistant is treating patients.
rovides therapeuticservices in order to restore function and prevent disability in patients with musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and/or integumentary disorders. Qualifications: Graduate of accredited program for PT assistant Current California Physical Therapy assistant license and BCLS certification required. Willing to learn and work in different hospital setting such as Acute and Rehab Care settings.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING
Associate of Arts Degree from a Physical Therapist Assistant program approved by the APTA, or 5 years’ experience as a Physical Therapy aide with college level courses required by the State of California.
Licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant by the Physical Therapy Examining Committee of the State of California, or eligibility for licensure with approval by the Board to sit for the next examination.