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Physical Therapy Assistant

El Paso, TX 79901
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Schedule:  Monday-Thursday:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday:  8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This is a guaranteed full-time position offering excellent benefits within 30 days, PTO, paid holidays, bonus potential 2x per year, annual reviews.



The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) works under the direction of the supervising Physical Therapist and the Clinic Administrator. The PTA assists the Physical Therapist in the implementation of written Plans of Care, delivers therapy treatments, performs functional ability tests, and recommends further assessment or consultation by another provider as appropriate. PTAs must provide services within their scope of license, in accordance with accepted standards of clinical practice, to facilitate problem resolution, and thereby, the achievement of individual patients' goals and outcomes.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide physical therapy services specified under the written Plan of Care, in accordance with applicable State Therapy Licensing and WellMed Health Care standards

  • Review/analyze Plan of Care, medical history, prior care and perform functional assessments to define individual functional goals

  • Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and accept therapeutic devices by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as nonmanual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities and in using assistive and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses, etc.

  • Assists with discharge planning by consulting with physical therapist, physicians, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences

  • Administers physical therapy treatments by giving manuals; initiating cervical/lumbar traction;  applying physical agents; utilizing aquatic therapy hydrotrack, moist packs, cryotherapy, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, post-operative wound care, ultrasound machines and direct treatments given by aides, technicians

  • Evaluates effects of physical therapy treatments and fit of prosthetic and orthotic devices by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending adjustments and modifications

  • Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs

  • Educate patients on treatment plan and therapeutic exercises / modalities

  • Ensure that therapy equipment and facilities are safe for patient and staff use and maintained in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions and applicable State & CMS rules, including, but not limited to, proper use, periodic safety checks, cleaning and decontamination

  • Work cooperatively with the Physical Therapy Team and Operations and Medical Leadership Teams



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Posted: 2019-11-12 Expires: 2020-03-16

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