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Physical Therapy (PT) Aide

Company: Life Care Centers of America
Location: Chandler
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:



Physical Therapy (PT) Aide



Desert Cove Nursing Center

Position SummaryThe Physical Therapy Aide assists in carrying out rehab related activities which are pre determined for each patient and assigned by the supervising licensed therapist in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements



  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Health care experience preferred
  • Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.


    Specific Job Requirements



    • 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 carry out treatment programs as pre determined for each patient and delegated by the supervising therapist
      • Must be able to assist patients in preparation for treatment
      • Must be able to communicate patient's response for treatments to supervising therapist appropriately and timely
      • Must be able to utilize therapy software appropriately and timely
      • 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, Chandler , Physical Therapy (PT) Aide, Healthcare , Chandler, Arizona

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