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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - Aquatics

Department: Clinic Support Staff
Location: Pawtucket, RI

Reports To: Clinic Director

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Performance Physical Therapy is looking for a Physical Therapist Assistant with experience in aquatics.  Qualified candidates will have a strong background in aquatics in addition to meeting the necessary requirements.

Physical Therapist Assistant Key Performance Indicators; Clinical Outcomes, Productivity, Billing and Compliance, Patient Satisfaction

The Physical Therapist Assistant is a licensed caregiver who works under the direction of a Physical Therapist to aide in the provision of patient care. Specifics of this position will vary depending on experience and competencies demonstrated.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

· Implements physical therapy intervention based on the plan of care, including: Therapeutic exercise and activity, manual therapy techniques, electrotherapeutic modalities, patient education, functional training in self-care and home management, work conditioning and hardening, and supplying durable medical equipment

· Documents patient care, daily progress notes, outcomes and discharge notes in Clinicient EHR, as per the APTA’s Guidelines for documentation, the State of RI’s Practice Act, Medicare and other payers guidelines

· Stays actively up to date with the current practices and the research of physical therapy, through continuing education, tertiary education, in-services and independent reading to ensure evidence-based care is provided

· Records accurate charges in the Electronic Medical Records on the day of service

· Consults with referral sources and other health care providers under the guidance of the physical therapist regarding diagnosis, plan of care and progress as appropriate to optimize patient care.

· Communicates with potential referral sources and the general public to expand existing business and cultivate new business and increase the community’s knowledge of the role of physical therapy in health care

· Assists in maintaining a clean and neat treatment area

· Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience: Graduate of an accredited university with a BA or Associates degree in Physical Therapy that is recognized by the APTA; Hold current license and/or registration.

For full time employees Performance offers benefits that include health, dental and vision insurance as well as a 401K plan through John Hancock with an employer match after 1 year of employment, and voluntary disability and life insurance options.

About us: Performance Physical Therapy is a state-of the-art, physical therapist-owned practice offering a variety of innovative services that help patients of all ages achieve optimal physical function – fitness, wellness and rehabilitation. We specialize in sports injuries, spinal, orthopedic and post-surgical conditions, and create a variety of strength, fitness and wellness strategies to help patients heal fully and quickly. Such strategies include women’s health, a runners program, pediatrics, oncology, dry needling, occupational health, hand therapy, athletic training, arthritis, balance disorders, Pilates, aquatics, fitness, sports performance and prevention programs.With the largest number of board-certified physical therapists in the state of Rhode Island, Performance is a leader in the health care community throughout Rhode Island and SE Massachusetts.

Performance PT is known for our customer care, our friendly staff and dedication to providing the latest solutions to our patients. For instance, we have nine therapists certified in dry needling, a relatively new procedure aimed at treating muscle pain. Recently, we broke ground on a 9,000 square-foot facility which will allow us to better serve our patients with complex medical histories and/or those who need on-going, long-term guidance and exercises. Our new location will feature our second Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, a larger treatment area, gym, therapy pool and enable us to offer additional group exercise and wellness classes. Performance currently has 14 locations in Rhode Island and Southeast, MA. 

Performance has clinics located in the following cities:

East Greenwich                                            
East Providence
Middletown
North Providence
Pawtucket
Providence
Richmond
Riverside
Smithfield
Warren
Warwick
Woonsocket
Attleboro, MA

For more information please visit; www.performanceptri.com

Performance Physical Therapy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

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