PHYSICAL MEDICINE TECH
JOB SUMMARY: A Physical Therapy Technician (PTT) supports Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants with the planning and implementation of patient care. They provide administrative support and provide assistance in patient care based upon a Physical Therapist’s order after a total assessment and written evaluation is completed that is appropriate for the patient’s need and medical condition. The PTT will provide such treatment in compliance with the company’s policies and procedures, and supports the clinic’s commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement. The PTT will administer care appropriate to the age of the patients whose relatively significant population includes pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (THIS LIST MAY NOT INCLUDE ALL OF THE DUTIES ASSIGNED.)
1: Utilizes a collaborative relationship to ensure the safe, efficient delivery of patient care
2: Interacts frequently with all patient service departments.
3: Provides patient care for patients as needed, responding to their requests for assistance and administering routine exams and treatments. Builds a rapport with patients and often schedule treatments and assist in the establishment of plans of care and treatment goals.
4: Assist with patient prep before treatment, transferring, transporting, and positioning patients; also assist during and after treatment as needed. Performs selective treatment and procedures according to ability, make recommendations to patients and assessment limits, documenting and communicating this information to the Physical Therapists.
5: Responsible for all physical therapy equipment, the Physical Therapy Technician will set up and take down relevant equipment for Physical Therapist use during treatment sessions and also manager inventory and care for and maintain equipment.
6: Communicate effectively with patients and their family members; respond to patient questions and concerns, deliver information, and maintain patient satisfaction.
7: Maintains work area in neat and orderly manner.
8: Complies with HIPAA procedures..
zOther duties as assigned.
Associates or Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, kinesiology, or related field preferred but not required.
Experience in a prior physical therapy clinic is helpful.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Ability to type 45 WPM, basic proficiency in Microsoft Outlook/Office and experience using or ability to learn and comprehend computer programs.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 100 pounds with assistance. Requires normal visual acuity and hearing. Extensive standing and walking; frequent exposure to potentially infectious agents, communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a physician’s office; requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS