Physical Therapist Assistant

Compassionate PTA needed near Vancouver, WA!

  • Camas, WA
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A bit about us:

We are a high energy, innovative team of physical therapists and assistants specializing in outpatient-orthopedic and balance treatment in Camas, WA. Located just 20 miles from Downtown Portland on the banks of the Colombia River, residents enjoy access to big city amenities with a small town feel with hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and water sports.

Why join us?

*40-minutes of 1:1, individualized treatment sessions
*Mentorship from highly trained, experienced physical therapists with advanced training in orthopedics (OCS), manual therapy, balance and vestibular therapy
*Generous continuing education allowance plus proprietary continuing education courses and certifications in orthopedics, balance, concussions, pelvic health, TMJ and more
*Competitive Pay & Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Matching 401k, Paid Time Off and more

Job Details

Education and/or Experience:
*Graduated from an Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program and in possession of a clear and active State Licensure.

Administers physical therapy treatments to patients, working under direction of and as an assistant to Physical Therapist, by performing the following duties:
*Provides patient care in accordance with established protocols and patient care guidelines.
*Responsible for conduct that is in accordance with our values statement and social contract.
*Responsible for a firm understanding and the implementation of our behavioral model (ARC) at all times while practicing.
*Responsible for timely documentation, including but not limited to daily notes, weekly workers compensation reports, progress reports, and incident reports.
*Responsible for assuring that patients are treated promptly in accordance with their scheduled appointments.
*Responsible for conveying to patients the importance of complying with established plans of care, including home exercise programs and minimizing cancellations and no show of appointments. This is tracked independently with the expectation of achieving at 90% appointment kept rate.
*Responsible for the provision of comprehensive patient care, administers active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and heat, light, sound, water, and electrical modality treatment such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, ultraviolet, infrared, and hot and cold packs.
*Administers traction to relieve neck and back pain.
*Instructs, motivates, and assists patients to learn and improve functional activities such as perambulation, transfer, ambulation, and daily living activities.
*Observes patients during treatments and compiles data on patients’ responses to treatments and progress and reports orally or in writing to Physical Therapist.
*Fits patients for, adjusts, and trains patients in use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs.
*Confers with members of physical therapy staff and other health team members, individually and in conference, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs.
*Gives orientation to new Physical Therapist Assistants and directs and gives instructions to Rehab Techs.
*Performs clerical duties such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone calls, taking messages, and filling out forms.
*Measures patient’s range-of-joint motion, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of specific treatments or to assist Physical Therapist to compile data for patient evaluations.
*Monitors treatment administered by Rehab Techs.

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