- Utilize proper verbal, non-verbal and written communication.
Individual and Cultural Differences
- Adjust behavior appropriately out of respect for individual and cultural differences with each patient/client and health care provider in an effective, appropriate and capable manner.
Behavior and Conduct
- Display professional and ethical behavior.
Plan of Care/Intervention
- Provide basic, safe, patient care and comfort.
- Integrate knowledge and skills gained in biology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, psychology, physics, pathology, and pathophysiology and apply them to PT interventions.
- Perform Physical Therapy Interventions and data collection, with excellence, according to the Scope of practice of the Physical Therapist Assistant, as directed in the plan of care, under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
- Demonstrate teaching and learning in physical therapy practice.
- Participate in administration activities including: professional interaction with the health care team members; provision of accurate and timely documentation for billing and reimbursement; participate in quality assurance activities; and discuss organizational planning and operation of the PT department.
- Discuss the Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care.
- Recognize that life-long learning is a continuum and identify life-long learning opportunities.
- Through observation, data collection, communication and problem solving, participate in determining patient/client progress toward a specific outcome as established in the plan of care by the Physical Therapist.
Critical Thinking/Clinical Problem Solving
- Select appropriate patient/client interventions within the plan of care established by the Physical Therapist.