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Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Administers physical therapy treatments following a Physical Therapist's evaluation. Monitors and documents patient's progress. May supervise and direct the activities of a Physical Therapy Aide.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs exercise programs, including passive range of motion, active and resistive exercises. Administers various physical therapy modalities under the direction of a Physical Therapist. Participates in conferences to assist in devising and modifying comprehensive care plans and assists in the evaluation of patients and discussion of treatment programs.

Instructs patients in functional activities, including bed mobility activities, transfer training, gait training and other activities of daily living. Instructs patients' families in exercises and treatment and attends family conferences as directed.

Prepares, sets up, cleans and maintains treatment area and equipment. Observes safety precautions regarding all phases of treatment. Takes inventory and monitors supplies.

Documents patients' progress and responses to treatment in the medical record.

Keeps abreast of issues and changes in the field by reading and attending professional meetings and seminars.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate's Degree from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program required. Completed relevant clinical education in a comparable setting required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic foundational knowledge of Physical Therapist Assistant Practice required. Certification and current registration by the New York State Department of Education as a Certified Physical Therapist Assistant required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University's mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create - and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $20.57 - $27.78 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job's compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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