Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
Arizona: Chandler / Sun Lakes
The primary purpose of the Sarco Therapist — Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is to provide Sarcotherapy to our patients in a manner consistent with the company’s values and policies, which are to provide an exceptional patient experience and creating a positive and uplifting environment for the team.
The Sarco Therapist — PTA reports to and is accountable to, the Clinical. The Sarco Therapist PTA has no reports.
- Create an exceptional patient experience.
- Consistently review all scheduled members’ charts and facilitate progress to ensure optimal outcomes are achieved in accordance with the research and our evidence-based protocols.
- Optimize patient retention and the success of the clinic by promoting our patients to graduate to our SarcoHealth program.
- Demonstrate a positive attitude at all times towards all visitors and team members.
- Effectively communicate our WHY.
- Provide outstanding Sarco-Screenings and ongoing education.
- Educate and guide our patients in a manner that is consistent with our protocols.
- Build genuine relationships with our members.
- Review and communicate standard sarcopenia measures with each member every 30 days.
- Handle phone calls and walk-in inquiries, as needed, in a consistent manner.
- Keep the clinic neat, clean and free of clutter.
- Monitor equipment function and immediately communicate any maintenance issues.
- Assist with opening and/or closing duties.
- Consistent communication with your patients, team and the leadership.
- Provide appropriately dosed treatment interventions according to evidence-based plans of care that promote movement, reduce pain, restore function, prevent disability, and directly combat sarcopenia.
- Actively apply the latest research to encourage healthier and more active lifestyles to restore and prevent loss of autonomy and independence specific to the patient’s identified lifestyle goals.
- Provide exceptional care and service to patients who have sarcopenia related functional problems as well as those that may be the result of injuries, musculoskeletal and/or neuromuscular diagnoses.
- Evaluate and treat movement dysfunction using appropriately coded interventions such as neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercise, functional training, manual therapy techniques, assistive and adaptive devices and equipment, and physical agents and electrotherapeutic modalities.
- Complete all daily notes, progress notes (within scope of practice), and documentation in a timely manner (48 hours or less). Note, if additional time is required it must be discussed with your supervisor.
- Adhere to the APTA Guide for Professional Conduct.
Skills And Attitudes
The Sarco Therapist – PTA must possess certain skills and attitudes to perform duties effectively. These include:
- Using time efficiently; adapts plans when changes occur
- The ability to actively identify and execute ways to improve the company’s performance.
- Keeping the Supervisor informed of clinical and operational issues and propose appropriate solutions.
- Behaving and expressing oneself in an open and honest manner that is consistent in all cases with what is said and done.
- Resolving interpersonal conflicts constructively and professionally; seldom requires outside assistance.
- The ability to grow and maintain successful professional relationships
- Demonstrating proficiency in in our existing software applications
- Demonstrating excellent communication skills in both verbal and written form and effective listening
- Being detail oriented and be able to remain organized despite a busy schedule
- Possessing a good sense of humor
- Strong creativity and critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
- Receiving and providing constructive criticism
- Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, and stand for long periods.
- Ability to move heavy equipment and lift patients or help them turn, stand, or walk.
- Use interpersonal and communication skills in order to educate patients about their condition and physical therapy treatments and communicate with patients’ families.
- A high degree of compassion and empathy for the older adult population.
- State issued Physical Therapy Assistant Licensure
- Current CPR, AED and First Aid Certification
- Strong relational intelligence
- Extraordinary listening and communication skills
- A heart for working with seniors
Based on experience