Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant
Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
A skilled professional who delivers physical therapy services to patients as directed by the attending physician under the direct (yet off-site) supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
- Treat patients to alleviate pain and/or enhance or revive functionality to achieve the utmost level of independence.
- Educate patients and their families on transfer techniques, home exercise programs, daily living activities, utilization of prosthetic, orthotic, and assistive devices.
- Prepare detailed clinical progress notes on the same date of the visit for integration into the patient's permanent records.
- Initiate an on-site, collaborative visit with the assigned Physical Therapist initially, and maintain regular communication for guidance in modifications to the patient's program.
- Regularly liaise with the case manager and other healthcare professionals assigned to a particular case.
- Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program.
- Licensee and current registration with the New York State Education Department.
- A minimum of one year of practical experience as a licensed physical therapist assistant.