||POSITION SUMMARY: The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) reports to the Clinical Supervisor, Physical Therapy and is responsible for directly, modifying and administering the physical therapy plan of care as supervised by the Physical Therapist. Administers treatments and physical agents as directed by the Physical Therapist, after the Physical Therapist has evaluated the patient. The Physical Therapy Assistant assists with restoration of patient functioning to prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning including compensating for the effects of illness or injury. The Physical Therapy Assistant participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department, and participates in CQI activities. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, and organizational safety programs.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association. Current BLS certification required.LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS: Active Maine State physical therapy assistant license or eligible to obtain.
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