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Physical Therapist Assistant - Addison, IL

Company: Addus HomeCare
Location: Addison
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary: The Physical Therapist Assistant is responsible for providing physical therapy treatment under the supervision of a qualified physical therapist in accordance with the plan of care.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides direct physical therapy according to directions of a qualified physical therapist and in accordance with the physician's plan of care and as defined in the state Physical Therapy Practice Act.
  • Treats patient to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance.
  • Directs and aids patients in active and passive therapeutic exercises, muscle reeducation, gait and functional training, transfer activities and prosthetic training.
  • Administer non-complex therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, traction, heat, light, cold, water and electrical modalities to clients with relatively stable conditions
  • Instruct, motivate and assist clients in learning and improving functional activities
  • Observe clients progress and response to treatment and report finding to the physical therapist
  • Assist in preparing clinical notes and progress reports documenting physical therapy treatments performed and submit them for review into the clinical record
  • Report any changes in the client's condition to the qualified supervising Physical Therapist and Director of Nursing/ Director of Therapy. Changes in the plan of care may be made following authorization, instruction and supervision by the Physical Therapist
  • Instructs patients in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, and prosthetic or orthotic devices.
  • Participate in case conference, staff meeting and in-service education programs
  • Participate in educating the client/caregiver
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Participate in the educational program of the new staff and students in the area of practice
  • Maintains accurate clinical records, keeping track of goals and progress of clients
  • Abides by all regulations, policies, procedures and standards
  • Teaches clients how to properly perform exercise techniques
  • Perform other duties as assigned


    • Maintains positive internal and external customer service relationships
    • Maintains open lines of communication
    • Plans and organizes work effectively and ensures its completion
    • Meets all productivity requirements
    • Demonstrates team behavior and promotes a team-oriented environment
    • Actively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement, educational programs, and staff meetings
    • Represents the organization professionally at all times

      Position Requirements Competencies:

      • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy assistant program with either an Associate's degree in science or applied science that is approved by American Physical Therapy Association, Inc.
      • Current licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the state of practice

Keywords: Addus HomeCare, Naperville , Physical Therapist Assistant - Addison, IL, Healthcare , Addison, Illinois

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