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Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Alpena
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:



The Physical Therapist Assistant provides physical therapy services in accordance with a written plan of care and under the advisement of a supervising Physical Therapist. Activities of this position are patient focused in accordance with physical therapy standards, physician orders, and affiliate policies and procedures.

(20%)* Provides treatment techniques to facilitate and restore optimal functioning performance specific to physical therapist assistant's patient care area.

(20%)* Provides adequate feedback to Physical Therapist regarding patient's progress and reports any unusual reaction or response to therapeutic program.

(20%)* Documents the patient/family/caregiver response to treatment and changes in patient condition per affiliate documentation policies and/or standards and in compliance with regulatory agencies.

(20%)* Completes daily documentation necessary for billing procedures per affiliate policy and in compliance with regulatory agencies.

(20%)* Educates patient/family/caregiver in home education program using relevant and effective teaching methods.


Demonstrates effective oral and written communication with all internal and external customers to maximize quality of patient care including coordination with interdisciplinary team members.

Adapts clinical treatment techniques to the home environment.

Promotes education and development among staff, students, and other health care providers using relevant and effective teaching methods.

Promotes process improvement.

Assists with program development.

Provides feedback in team conferences and interdisciplinary meetings as appropriate.

Promotes physical therapy within MyMichigan Health and service area, participating in and providing community education.

Demonstrates commitment to MyMichigan Health and specific affiliate mission as evidenced by customer service, quality of service, and teamwork.

Under guidance of physical therapist, physical therapy assistant will facilitate communication between physical therapist and physician regarding changes in treatment regime.

Demonstrates commitment to MyMichigan Health and specific affiliate mission as evidenced by customer service, quality of service, and teamwork.

Maintains confidentiality of patient and affiliate information in accordance with MyMichigan Health and affiliate policies and procedures.

Other duties as assigned.

MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows.

An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health.


Basic Life Support Required.

State of Michigan Physical Therapy Assistant License Required.

Associates Degree Required.

Successful completion of MyMichigan Health and affiliate specific orientation.

Successful completion of new hire competency.

Interpersonal skills needed for effective verbal and written communication in the English language to interact with people individually and in a group at all levels Ability to work independently, demonstrating problem solving and organizational skills, time management skills and initiative.

Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is required and must be completed annually according to the Exposure Control Plan.

Ability to work where employee may be exposed to communicable diseases. Ability to use personal protective equipment correctly.

Ability to perform essential job functions with reasonable accommodation.

Ability to demonstrate and teach selected treatment routines to appropriate professional and non-professional individuals.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Flint , Physical Therapist Assistant, Other , Alpena, Michigan

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