- Mattapan, MA 02126 US
Physical Therapist Assistant
Under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, the Physical Therapist Assistant provides Physical Therapy services to geriatric participants and assists the participant in reaching his/her maximal potential while learning to live within the limits of his/her capabilities.
Essential Functions: • Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities. • Restore, maintain and promote not only optimal physical function but optimal wellness and fitness and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health. • Prevent the onset, symptoms and progression of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions or injuries. • Identify participant's needs and exhibit compassion, caring and empathy toward individual differences. • Must be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, to support the delivery of physical therapy services and the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) process.
Minimum Qualifications: Associate's degree from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program, current CPR certification, minimum of 2 years of experience working with older, frail adult populations; previous Home Care experience is ideal, ability to implement selected components of care and adapt relevant interventions that support intervention goals in a technically competent manner, ability to instruct and counsel participants effectively in exercise, ability to identify participant's needs and exhibit compassion caring and empathy to individual differences, must be flexible and adaptable in a dynamic health environment, Basic computer literacy.
Preferred Education and Skills: Knowledge of basic features of main Physical Therapy theories, standards of practice, principles and evidence based practice, ability to articulate the role of the Physical Therapist Assistant and the Physical Therapist in the evaluation, intervention planning and intervention process, ability to analyze tasks relative to areas of occupation, performance skills, activity demands, context and human factors to implement the intervention plan, working knowledge of the federal, state and PACE regulations, and policies and procedures that mandate and affect community day health care, hands on experience with therapeutic exercises, functional training and physical modalities.
Harbor Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.