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.
CERTIFICATION &; LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Physical Therapy Assistant Illinois and Basic Life Support (BLS). Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing education regarding the care of acute stroke patients
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)
Follows treatment plan of care established by PT
Provides treatment interventions including therapeutic exercise, gait and balance training, ultrasound
Administers electrical stimulation treatment
Provides therapeutic exercise in the water (aquatic therapy)
Completes daily documentation and charging in therapy EMR
Coordinates with PT on patient treatment interventions
Communicates with referring provider on patient progress and treatment recommendations
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