EB07 - Physical Therapist Assistant II
General Nature of Work:
Provides skilled physical therapy program assistant services to clients.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Assists supervising physical therapist in the overall assessment of the patient.
Performs but does not interpret results of selected measurement procedures.
Interprets physical therapist's evaluations for common and less common diagnoses.
Reviews the patient chart to identify alteration needs of physical therapy treatment with guidance.
Uses appropriate modalities that include but are not limited to heat, cold, light, water, sound and electricity.
Participates in individual patient care and team conferences, provides input into patient's plan of care.
Participates in orienting, teaching, guiding and evaluating the performance of Physical Therapy aides and volunteer workers.
Makes recommendations for the discharge of patients and consults with the evaluating physical therapist regarding available community resources.
Participates in writing and updating policies and procedures based on staff and managerial input.
Instructs patients, their family and other health care providers in an appropriate physical therapy program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of physical therapy principles, techniques, methods, modalities and their proper application.
Knowledge of administration of routine to complex physical therapy treatments.
Ability to report patient progress through oral and written communication.
Ability to instruct other staff in physical therapy treatments.
Ability to work effectively with patients, families and health professionals.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant by the South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy. Some positions require current CPR certification.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
Related clinical experience is required.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in physical education, physical therapy or a related field. Licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant by the South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy. Some positions require CPR certification.
MUSC Physical Requirements: