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Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Inpatient Rehab

Company: Carle Health
Location: Urbana
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Implements plan of care as provided by the physical therapist, treating patients of all ages. Serves as a role model in delivery of professional services and as a clinical resource for staff and students.



Physical Therapy Assistant Illinois or Board Eligible and Basic Life Support (BLS). Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing education regarding the care of acute stroke patients*Required to successfully complete board exam on the next available exam date.

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Essential Functions:

  • Educates patients, family, caregivers, students, and other health care providers using relevant and effective teaching methods.
  • Follows the therapist's plan of care. Adjusts the treatment based on patient response and available evidence only after communicating with the evaluating therapist and documenting that communication in the daily note.
  • Produces documentation in accordance with the Clinical Documentation Policy (CTSCP67). (23)
    • Implements intervention plants according to the treatment plan established by the Physical Therapist, utilizing activities that are functional in nature and take into consideration the functional and emotional needs of the patient/family. Modified approach in response to patient behavior and performance.
    • Utilized standardized outcomes measures in a uniform manner to ensure functional performance is accurately reflected
    • Completes documentation in accordance with regulatory and organizational standards
    • Collaborates with patient, family and significant others throughout the rehabilitation process and provides education/family training as necessary.
    • Communicates with supervising Occupational Therapist when there are any changes in patient status, change in functional performance, or requested change to the treatment plan.
    • Clearly communicates patient performance, change in status, activity/transfer recommendations, and recommendations for discharge disposition and equipment required for the next level of care with the medical team.

      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information:

      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

Keywords: Carle Health, Champaign , Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Inpatient Rehab, Healthcare , Urbana, Illinois

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