SAN JUAN COLLEGE PTA PROGRAM OVERALL OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of the online or on-campus PTA Programs at San Juan College, the student will be able to demonstrate entry level competency in the following performance expectations:
- Review the plan of care established by the physical therapist prior to initiating patient/client intervention.
- Provide safe interventions as directed in the plan of care and supervised by the physical therapist.
- Provide effective instruction to the patient/client and others to achieve the goals and outcomes as described in the plan of care.
- Collect data to quantify the patient’s/client’s response to interventions as directed and supervised by the physical therapist.
- Progress the patient/client interventions through the plan of care.
- Complete documentation that follows professional guidelines, health care system, and physical therapy setting policies.
- Respond effectively to patient/client and environmental emergencies in the work setting.
- Expressively and receptively communicate in a culturally competent manner with physical therapists, patients/clients, family members, caregivers, other health care providers, students, interdisciplinary team members, administrators, payers, and consumers.
- Effectively instruct others using teaching methods commensurate with the needs of the learners.
- Educate others about the role of the physical therapist assistant.
- Utilize human and material institution-based resources and services to provide high-quality, efficient and cost-effective physical therapy services.
- Comply with facility procedures and payer regulations consistent with the health care delivery system and the practice settings.
- Participate in learning and development activities to ensure continued competence.
- Participate in and respond to self-assessment activities.
- Participate in clinical education.
- Adhere to federal and state legal practice standards and institutional regulations related to patient/client care and fiscal management.
- Act in a manner consistent with the Standards of Ethical conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant and Guide for Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant.
- Change behavior in response to understanding the consequences (positive and negative) of the physical therapist assistant’s actions.
- Place patient’s/client’s needs above the physical therapist assistant’s self interests.
- Exhibit compassion, caring, and empathy in providing services to patient/clients.
- Promote active involvement of the patient/client in his/her care.
- Identify, respect, and act with consideration for the patient’s/client’s difference, values, preferences, and expressed needs in all physical therapy activities.
- Demonstrate behaviors, conduct, actions, attitudes, and values consistent with the roles, responsibilities, and tasks of the physical therapist assistant.
- Support and participate in organizations and efforts that promote physical therapy.
- Demonstrate integrity in all interactions with patients/clients, family members, caregivers, supervising physical therapists, coworkers, other health care providers, students, other consumers, employers, and payers.
- Value and support the physical therapy profession in society.
- Demonstrate citizenship.
Derived from the APTA’s A Normative Model of Physical Therapist Assistant Education: Version 2007
For more information, please call Sandra Sorrelhorse at 505-566-3562.
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