Essex Group Management Corp. Physical Therapy Assistant - PTA in Worcester, Massachusetts
Physical Therapy Assistant - PTA
Job Title: Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - Per DiemCompany DescriptionThe Blaire House of Worcester has a unique mission: We are a 75-bed skilled nursing facility entirely dedicated to Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia patients. We are the only skilled nursing center in Central Massachusetts that dedicates 100 percent of our services to people with these conditions and their families. We believe in providing a home-like environment for our residents.Our passion for ensuring that our seniors retain a fulfilling quality of life while we provide optimal care is second to none. If you share this passion and appreciate the rewarding feeling that comes from knowing you've made a positive impact on the lives of our elderly population and their families, then we would love to hear from you as soon as possible.The Blaire House of Worcester is seeking an energetic Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) to uphold our high standards for senior care!Job SummaryResponsible for administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as supervised by the staff physical therapist. Administers treatments and physical agents as directed by the staff physical therapist, after the physical therapist has evaluated the patient. The PTA assists with restoration of patient functioning to prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The PTA participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs. Requirements
AA degree from a school or college approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Holds current certificate as Physical Therapist Assistant.
Current BCLS (CPR) certification.
Basic computer knowledge.
Basic knowledge of physical medicine, occupational therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology.
Basic knowledge of physical therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same.