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Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: Life Care Centers of America
Location: Reno
Posted on: September 6, 2020

Job Description:



Position SummaryThe PTA Physical Therapy Assistant provides direct rehab care in physical therapy to patients upon physician referral under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist (PT) in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements



  • Must be a graduate of an accredited program in physical therapy (ASPT)
  • Must be currently registered/licensed in applicable State. Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment.
  • One (1) year experience in post acute care or related setting preferred
  • Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.


    Specific Job Requirements



    • Participates in community health matters/projects as appropriate
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and e mail
    • Liaisons with patients, families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for patient needs
    • Must demonstrate good body mechanics at all times
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
    • Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility
    • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department
    • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation
    • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
    • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
    • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
    • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training


      Essential Functions



      • Must be able to follow physical therapy treatment plans for patients under direction of the supervising PT
      • Must be able to chart appropriately and timely
      • Must be able to utilize therapy software appropriately and accurately
      • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
      • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
      • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
      • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
      • Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team
      • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
      • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

        An Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Life Care Centers of America, Reno , Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Reno, Nevada

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