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Boone County Hospital Physical Therapist Assistant in Boone, Iowa

Join our fast-paced, fun and family oriented team at Boone Rehabilitation Services! Benefits package may include PTO and Holiday, along with insurance options. Status: Full-Time - 40 hours per week Shift: Day Shift Shift Time Schedule: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Days: Monday through Friday with possible Saturday rotation POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants treat patients through exercise, massage, gait and balance training, and other therapeutic interventions . They record patients' progress and report the results of each treatment to the physical therapist. Position will include both homecare and inpatient coverage. MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: * Qualifications * Graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy Assistant. * Must have, or be eligible for the State Licensure or Registration. Registration must be obtained within one (1) year, or per state law. * Work experience * Experience preferred but not required * Education/Certifications/Licenses * Physical Therapy Assistant license in Iowa * Must maintain state of Iowa continuing education requirements. * Must have verification card of current instruction in CPR. * Valid Iowa Drivers License. * Performance Requirements * Responsibility for interpreting and carrying out the prescription of the physician; good public relations; protection of confidential data; economic use of time, equipment, and supplies; safety and welfare of patients and employees and treat direct access patients. * Must know the principles and practices of Rehab Services; be familiar with the Code of Ethics of each discipline; department/facility policies, procedures, and regulations; layout of the department/facility; be aware of inter and intra departmental communications; supervision and management techniques. * Must be able to apply the theory of Physical Therapy, have the ability and competency to operate the equipment of his or her position; perform technical procedures, speak intelligently and in a professional manner before others; supervision and management skills. * Must be able to instill confidence in patients, doctors and personnel; determine proper procedures and methods and evaluate results; must make decisions on his or her own; adapt to emergency situation; alert to changes in the patient’s condition; alert to all activities of the department. * Must have coordination of sight and body movements in various applications of procedures; techniques of assisting and handling patients; ability to handle the machines of the profession. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Treatment * To practice Physical Therapy consistent with the APTA’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and Standards of Practice Policy. * To maintain a patient treatment schedule consistent with the needs of the department/facility. * To confer with the person or persons most closely associated with the active management of the patient and to keep them informed of any additional patient needs, treatment modification, and/or progress. * To treat patients and functions as a Staff Therapist Assistant as necessary. * Practices ethical responsibility based on the cultural, ethnic and religious beliefs of the patients served and applicable law. Records and Reports To be responsible for the preparation and submitting of department/facility reports, assuring confidentiality of all records, including: * Reports and summaries * Progress reports to referring physicians and agencies. * Special reports requested by the Administration and/or his designee. * Daily attendance records and summaries of same. Policies and Procedures * To keep current and adhere to policies and procedures as enumerated in the Policy and Procedures Manual of the department. * To actively participate and adhere in all policies and procedures as enumerated in the risk management program. * To review any procedures with department personnel as necessary