The Mentor Network Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) in Hammond, Louisiana

Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Primary Location: LA-LAHammond-46406 W Lee Hughes Rd Function: Clinical NeuroRestorative Louisiana

Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Description

Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support brain and spinal cord - individuals with disabilities; children with emotional, behavioral or medical complexities; children and adults with brain injury). As a Physical Therapy Assistant with NeuroRestorative Louisiana you’ll be one of those special people.

For NeuroRestorative Louisiana and The MENTOR Network the Physical Therapy Assistant is critical to our success and exemplifies the wonderful mission driven work we do here every day.

NeuroRestorative Louisiana is seeking a Part Time Physical Therapy Assistant to administer physical therapy treatment to program participants according to the program plan devised by a licensed physical therapist at ABI Programs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assures all program participants receive scheduled PT treatments and documents therapy session or reason for inability to attend
  • Performs active, passive and/or resistive therapeutic exercises, general therapy principles on program participants
  • Performs therapeutic massage on program participants as needed
  • Performs general mobilization and/or passive stretch to program participants, within LIMITS OF SAFETY regarding joint/muscle stretch
  • Instructs, motivates and assists program participants in learning and improving functional activities: (e.g., bed mobility, positioning, transfers, W/C manipulation and mobility, self-exercise and home exercise programs, equipment use and maintenance
  • Provides gait training and instructs program participants in the use of canes, crutches, walkers, braces and splints. Trains program participants at homebound and community level, including endurance training
  • Measures ROM, length and girth of body parts, vital signs, and MMT (manual muscle tests) to assist RPT in evaluating program participant and/or to determine effectiveness of program plan
  • Demonstrates knowledge of indications and contra-indications of physical therapy modalities and techniques
  • Has a good working knowledge of physical therapy equipment and therapeutic exercise treatments
  • Confers with staff members and other health care members to exchange, discuss and evaluate program participant information for modifying and coordinating current treatment program and participate in treatment planning with trans-disciplinary team as requested
  • Adheres to ethics of confidentiality
  • Takes inventory of current PT equipment and confers with RPT regarding current status and future needs
  • Requests supplies PRN
  • Writes weekly service summaries, develops STO’s in coordination with an RPT
  • Attends evaluation, progress, and discharge conferences as requested
  • Ensures progress and discharge reports on each program participant served in a timely manner
  • Ensures in-service training to other on safe transfers, bed mobility, and proper care of wheelchair during transportation
  • Ensures balance training as requested or necessary
  • Performs home accessibility evaluations as requested or necessary
  • Completes daily billing summaries and turns them in to appropriate staff
  • Adheres to CARF and Licensure standards
  • Other duties as requested