Also referred to as: Certified Physical Therapist Assistant -PTA -Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant Nursing Home, PTA Nursing Home
Requirements and Responsibilities

Licensed Physical Therapist Asst. - Nursing Home assists Physical Therapist in evaluating and providing treatment for nursing home patients to ease their pain and help increase their mobility. Prepares patients and equipment for therapy and implements treatment plans as instructed, including exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment. Being a Licensed Physical Therapist Asst. - Nursing Home records patient's reaction to treatment and provides status reports at the end of each treatment. Requires an associate degree or graduation from an accredited physical therapist assistant program. Additionally, Licensed Physical Therapist Asst. - Nursing Home typically reports to a physical therapist. Requires a state physical therapist assistant license. Licensed Physical Therapist Asst. - Nursing Home's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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