Treats neuromusculoskeletal & cardiorespiratory systems by physical or mechanical means to maintain or restore function that has been impaired by injury or disease, for pain management and for promotion of mobility and health as prescribed by the referring physician under the direction of a physical therapist. Is responsible for following the plan of care for the patient. Performs and administers physical therapy modalities as deemed necessary by the physical therapist & collaborates throughout the process with the patient, their family and the interdisciplinary team.
EDUCATION: Associate's Degree from Physical Therapist Assistant Program
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current New Mexico Physical Therapist Assistant licensure & BLS certification required.
SKILLS: Demonstrates accountability and skills in continued assessment, decision making and time management. Should have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills.
EXPERIENCE: None required.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director/Manager, Rehab Services
- Bloodborne pathogen: B
Works in a clean, well lighted, ventilated smoke-free environment. Potential exposure to communicable diseases, combative patients and hazardous chemicals. Subject to stressful professional relationships.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Good physical condition. Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing and walking. Lifts, positions, and transfers patients and manipulates occupied equipment. Lists supplies or equipment up to 50 lbs. Potential strains resulting from lifting heavy patients and equipment.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.