The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!
Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.
Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PHD is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.
THE PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT PROVIDES DIRECT PATIENT CARE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST. WORKS WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE ESTABLISHED TREATMENT PLAN TO IMPROVE AND RESTORE PATIENT FUNCTION.
*Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS DUBOIS policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations
Performs active & passive therapeutic exercise on patients, including therapeutic massage
Applies therapeutic modalities as directed by the attending physician or PT
Demonstrates knowledge of indications and contra-indications of PT procedures.
Instructs, motivates, and assists patients in learning and improving functional activities: transfers, ADL’s, Educating on home program recommendations.
Uses physical therapy evaluation results and under the supervision of the physical therapist implements age appropriate physical therapy treatment program.
Maintains or checks daily charges for patients
Attends and reports at Team Conference when involving a patient they treat directly. Confers with other health team members to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for modifying and coordinating treatment program
Measures range of motion, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs to assist
Maintains necessary records including, but not limited to weekly progress note, summary, treatment record and physician certification forms. Obtains co signature of licensed physical therapist when required
Utilizes effective interpersonal skills relating to the patient, family, and members of the health care team.
Other duties as directed