Physical Therapist Assistant
Milwaukee, WI 
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Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
Join our team who is committed to the delivery of the highest quality health care service. We are seeking a Physical Therapist Assistant that is self-motivated, energetic, and a take charge individual.

Responsibilities:

 
  1. Provide physical therapy treatments to patients to facilitate increased independence and functioning under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
  2. Direct patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance.
  3. Facilitate the patients’ learning of skills and functions that are essential for adaptation and productivity, to diminish or correct pathology under the supervision of the Physical Therapist.
  4. Act as an assistant to the Physical Therapist when the Physical Therapist is performing tests, evaluations, and complex procedures.
  5. Make appropriate referrals to other disciplines or organizations to address the comprehensive needs of the patient under the supervision of the Physical Therapist.
  6. Consult with other members of the rehabilitation team to select the most appropriate therapeutic regimen consistent with the needs and capabilities of each patient.
  7. Provide individualized physical therapy treatments including but not limited to therapeutic exercise including aerobic capacity conditioning, balance coordination, agility training, body mechanics, and postural stabilization, flexibility exercises, gait and locomotion training, neuromotor development training, relaxation, strength, power, and endurance training; functional training; and manual therapy.
  8. Implements patient’s individualized treatment plan as established by the Physical Therapist.
  9. Submit billing to coding department within the confines outlined in SSCHC policies.
  10. Instructs patient in the skills and techniques required for participation in functional activities and evaluates patient progress, attitudes, and behavior as related to rehabilitative potential under the supervision of the Physical Therapist.
  11. Refer to Physical Therapist if reexamination as needed to modify progress plan of treatment.
  12. Coordinate P.T. services with medical department.

Qualifications:
 
  1. Licensed to practice as Physical Therapy Assistant in State of Wisconsin.
  2. Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program certified by the American Physical Therapy Association.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively and educate patients.
  4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, officials, the public, patients, and other private and public organizational representative.
  5. Have good organizational and time management skills.
  6. Have good verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Must be able to work in a clinic environment that allows for whatever flexibility is needed to meet the immediate patient needs which will include providing care in the medical exam room.
  8. Ability to work under pressure, maintain personal composure, evaluate situations, and act/react appropriately, and use tact in dealing with visitors, patients, and difficult situations.
  9. BLS Health Care Provider Certification.
  10. Experience in Public Health and with multi-cultural populations preferred.
  11. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

 

Contact Information
No Phone Calls Please. Qualified applicants may send resume to Sue Raymond, Vice President of Human Resources, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, 1337 S. 16th St., Milwaukee, WI 53204 or fax to 414-672-0413.Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Job Summary
Start Date
Immediately
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
40
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
1st Shift
Required Education
Certification or Vocational
Required Experience
2 to 10 years
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