Careers at APT

Physical Therapy Assistant

The mission of each employee is to enhance the overall physical health, fitness and quality of life of individuals by treating them with the highest quality, comprehensive and individualized therapy services possible. The overall responsibility of a physical therapy assistant is to provide the highest quality of care available to help patients experience therapy above what they are accustomed to. Physical therapy assistants are expected to maintain a patient first focus and strive to create patients for life, ensuring they receive the best quality service from start to finish. Above all, physical therapy assistants are responsible for demonstrating our core values of quality, service, and professionalism and applying principles of excellence, caring, ethics, respect, and communication.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

ROLE #1: PATIENT CARE (60%)

Responsibilities:

  1. Supervision by Physical Therapist
    1. Development of a plan of care with Physical Therapist
    2. Short term and long-term goals
    3. Address patients concerns
    4. Implement a schedule for treatment personalized to the patient
  2. Treatment
    1. Manual therapy and nonmanual exercises
    2. Education on proper technique and home exercise programs
    3. Modalities-ultrasound, electric stimulation, traction, vasopneumatic
  3. Discharge Planning
    1. Consult with supervising physical therapist
    2. Continuation of home exercise program
    3. Recommend or provide assistive equipment
  4. Follow Up
    1. Contact patient after completion of therapy
    2. Reference for future questions or concerns

 

ROLE #2: BILLING (30%)

Responsibilities:

  1. ICD-10 & CPT CODES
    1. Properly billing units and procedures for reimbursement
    2. Support procedure code selection
    3. Determine if a cosigner for insurance is required
    4. Respond in a timely manner to billing department tasks
  2. Insurance Education
    1. What is covered/not covered
    2. Maximum amounts for codes/units billed
  3. Patient Records
    1. Maintain up to date and accurate notes
    2. Comply with HIPAA regulations

 

ROLE #3: EDUCATION (10%)

Responsibilities:

  1. Continuing Education Courses
    1. Keep licensure up to date
    2. Attend educational workshops
    3. Ability to learn a wide range of therapy techniques

 

  1. Research & Marketing
    1. Community Events
    2. College and universities
    3. Compensation practices

 

Total of all roles = 100%

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Physical Therapy Assistant Associate Degree
  • Valid licensure of practice in the state of Kansas/Missouri
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to display a high standard of professionalism daily
  • Ability to work as a team and put patients’ needs first

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