Physical Therapy Assistant - PRN Parma

Physical Therapy Assistant - PRN Parma

Location: Parma Health Center

Biweekly Hours: 8.00

Shift: As needed

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


Under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist, assumes responsibility for patient treatment to infants through geriatric patient populations. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.


Required: Associate's Degree with a major in Physical Therapy Assisting Possess current Physical Therapy Assistant license in the State of Ohio Possess current BLS certification, or obtains within 90 days of hire Preferred: At least one year of Physical Therapy Assistant experience within the previous twelve monthsPhysical Requirements: - Ability to walk without assistive device and to maintain balance despite sudden load in order to support patient from falling during ambulation and/or gait training. - Ability to lift and reach with arms sufficiently to lift patient's arm or leg during exercise program. - Sensation of touch and manual dexterity to be able to palpate muscle tension or to monitor patient's pulse. - Visual acuity to observe patient's gross movement, gait, etc., in order to analyze biomechanical problems. - Ability to speak clearly enough to instruct patients and families who may not be able to read. - Ability to hear or understand patient's description of symptoms and response to treatment. Frequently (25-75% of the time) performed tasks Standing, sitting with and without back support, walking, reaching (overhead, forward, lateral, and low), crouching, balancing, lifting 5-25 pounds, carrying 5-10 pounds, and pushing up to 75 poundsOccasionally (5-25% of the time) performed tasks Stooping, climbing, lifting or moving 24-50 pounds, carrying 10-25 pounds, and operating power tools and machinery Physical Demands: