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Physical Therapy Assistant

Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. The Physical Therapy Assistant has the primary responsibility to administer physical therapy treatments to residents in accordance with the Physical Therapy treatment plan and the Physician’s prescription.  Records resident’s progress and discusses with the physical therapist on a regular basis.  Participates in the modification of treatment plans and assesses outcomes of treatment sessions. All essential job responsibilities will be executed in accordance with Inglis Administrative policies and compliance/ethics guidelines.  

Education & Experience

In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are a number of traits that a successful candidate will possess.  

  • An Associates Degree in Physical Therapy from a recognized and accredited institution is required.
  • Current Professional Licensure in the State of Pennsylvania is required.
  • At least one year of clinical experience preferred with outstanding clinical skills and/or exceptional interest in the treatment of individuals with neurologic conditions.
  • CPR certification required.

Essential Functions, Qualifications & Skills:

Clinical Skills

  • Demonstrates understanding of relevant neurological conditions and disease management strategies.
  • Consults with the resident, caregivers, and family to obtain information about health, associated history, previous interventions, and associated outcomes and reports findings to the supervising therapist.
  • Completes standardized tests and measures and reports findings to the supervising therapist for analysis and interpretation.
  • Collaborates with the supervising therapist to develop the treatment plan.
  • Implements treatment in accordance with physician/PT plan within 24-48 hours per MD/PT orders.
  • Participates in routine Care Plan meetings to provide resident/family/IDT with updates and answer questions about status and goals.
  • Responsible for ensuring safe use of rehab equipment including following manufacturer’s instructions, trouble-shooting malfunctions, and calling for repairs.
  • Anticipates, recognizes, and prevents hazards in the physical environment.
  • Participates in quality improvement and resident safety initiatives.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned by rehab director.

About Inglis:

Founded in 1877, Inglis has been supporting people with disabilities to live the lives they choose, where and how they choose. From adapted technology, independent living apartments, and other community-based programming, to long-term care – Inglis meets the needs of the people we serve along the continuum of care. 
 
Inglis has three key areas of programmatic focus under the “parent” of the Inglis organization, including: Inglis Housing Corporation, the largest private developer in the Philadelphia area of affordable, accessible independent living apartments for people with disabilities; Inglis House, our long-term care wheelchair community serving a younger population (average age is 54); and Community Support Services, a collection of programs that support people with disabilities who choose to live independently in the community. All of these services are supported with Inglis’ thought leadership in Adapted Technology and commitment to Person-Centered Care.
 
Inglis is a national leader in providing comprehensive care and services for people living with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders resulting in some level of paralysis and mobility impairment.
 
Inglis serves more than 1,000 people directly, and many more indirectly through its website and other outreach activities supporting its mission to “enable people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.”

Inglis welcomes great people without regard to disability, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, military service, marital status, or any other characteristics, as protected by law.  We encourage all Protected Veterans and the long-term unemployed to apply.  Please send resume to Inglis Human Resources, 2600 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 or via email to careers@inglis.org   EOE, M/F/D/V