Physical Therapy Tech

General Information
Location  3787 Shipyard Boulevard
Wilmington, NC 28403
United States
Employee Type  Regular Full-Time
Job Category  Physical Therapy Tech
Industry  Healthcare
Required Degree  4 Year Degree
Contact Information
Email  careers@orthowilmington.com

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Implements physical therapy programs established by the registered Physical Therapist.Regulates and guides patients with range of motion, stretching and strengthening exercises to maintain and/or increase joint and muscles ranges.Provides hydrotherapy and/or whirlpool treatments to help circulation and relaxation.Provides infrared and ultraviolet treatments to promote healing of ulcers, acne, etc.Provides ambulation training to assist patients in attaining maximum mobility.Gives muscle rubs, massages, and other muscles treatments.Guides crutch and gait training, and applies training braces.Assists the medical staff in measuring and fitting devices.Assists in repairing and reconditioning braces and wheelchairs.Trains and instructs nurses and other nursing care providers in minor physical therapy treatments.Keeps required patient records and prepares reports.Attends in-service training programs.Performs related work as assigned.Coordinates work by scheduling assignments and overseeing the work of other Physical Therapy Aides.Oversees and assures the work quality and quantity for a specific work area by directing the employees’ adherence to methods and procedures.Explains work instructions and adapts, if necessary, pertinent general methods and procedures in order to meet the required needs of a specific physical therapy area.


Educational Requirements:

Educational level in advanced study in healthcare, anatomy and/or exercise science required.

Qualifications and Experience:

Knowledge of the equipment used in physical therapy work.Knowledge of the behavior and needs of patients.Knowledge of proper lifting techniques.Knowledge of the use of restraints and aggressive behavior management practices.Ability to successfully complete in-service training.Ability to observe, evaluate, and record conditions, reactions, and changes in the physical condition of patients.Ability to maintain appropriate attitude and conduct necessary to the welfare of patients.Ability to create and maintain records and write brief reports.Ability to communicate effectively.