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SoutheastHEALTH Physical Therapy Asst in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Physical Therapy Asst

Licensed Technical Cape Girardeau, Missouri Physical Therapy Per Diem



Day ShiftThe Inpatient Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a technically educated, licensed, health care provider who carries out Physical Therapy patient care programs or portions thereof as planned and directed by a licensed Physical TherapistBegin

  • Perform routine gait instruction observing proper weight bearing precautions and sequencing with patients

  • Instruct patients in and perform therapeutic exercises with patients in accordance with established protocols or as directed by the physical therapist

  • Perform functional activities such as transfers and bed mobility training (physical lifting is required at times)

  • Administer physical modalities as delegated by the PT including hot packs, cold packs, ultrasound, whirlpool, electrical stimulation, massage

  • Monitor patients’ vital signs including pulse oxygenation, heart rate and blood pressure and modify treatment as indicated

  • Perform follow-up goniometry, functional muscle strength testing, balance testing, endurance and level of independence in functional tasks

  • Maintain clear and concise daily patient progress notes and documentation

  • Provide patient teaching and documents

  • Be familiar with infection control policies and procedures and carry them out correctly

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Graduate of a university Physical Therapist Assistant Associate degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

  • Current licensure in the State of Missouri as a Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Current BCLS certification

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English