Do you love working with seniors, but don't want to work in a nursing home? Then we have the job for you. We are looking for a PTA to join our team and provide Outpatient Therapy in the Assisted and Independent Living Communities of Brookdale. Enjoy spending time with your patients as you get to interact right in their environment or challenge their function in our wellness gyms. Come experience a great opportunity working for a company that puts their residents first knowing that the rest will take care of itself.
Provides Physical Therapy services to patients by assisting in the assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation. Functions under the supervision of a Physical Therapist and adheres to applicable principles and practices of physical therapy, Brookdale Healthcare Services policies and procedures and state regulations.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
Associate’s degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Completion of state exam. Ability to work varying hours, including weekends and holidays.
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization. Basic computer software skills in Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to work holidays and weekends as operation demands. Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethical professional and clinical judgment. Ability to address staff and patients in a courteous and friendly manner as well as accept constructive criticism. Must be willing to communicate with patients of various levels of functioning and various types of personalities. Willingness to communicate perceived physical and emotional needs of patients to other skilled staff to assist with addressing their care needs.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.