Physical Therapy Assistant I
- Sharp Memorial Hospital
Shift Start Time:7:30 AM
Shift End Time:4 PM
Additional Shift Information:
Weekend Requirements:As Needed
What You Will Do
Under the direction of a physical therapist, provides physical therapy care to patients with impaired functional mobility as a result of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and/or cardiopulmonary involvement or injury.
- California Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - CA Physical Therapy Board -REQUIRED
- AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED
- Associate's Degree PTA Program
- 3 Years Experience in all aspects of this discipline
- Department development
Participates in departmental activities, such as CQI, staff meetings, and chart review.
Participates in committees and system wide activities when requested as departmental representative.
Present discipline specific resource information to patients and families.
Documentation is completed in a timely, complete, legible, concise and accurate manner.
Documentation follows Sharp HealthCare guidelines, professional guidelines, and meets third-party payor and regulatory requirements.
Maintains records pertinent to departmental operations.
Completes all documentation elements as appropriate (Interdisciplinary Plan of Care, Education record, billing, and others).
- Operational efficiency
Communicates patient care and departmental issues.
Accepts changes and demonstrates flexibility when asked regarding work schedules and assignments.
Completes additional assignments in a timely manner.
Offers suggestions for resolving operational issues within the department.
Maintains departmental cleanliness and safety.
Uses time effectively.
As requested, assists in the ordering of all necessary equipment and supplies, submits all requisitions to the therapist, and consistently demonstrates a cost-conscious attitude in the ordering and usage of materials.
Assists in continuous Quality Improvement Program.
Provides supervision and clinical direction to other assistants in the department if needed.
Has responsibility for one major departmental project.
Is consulted as a representative of his/her profession.
Shares ideas therapeutic principles.
Provides in-service/education program or training.
Participates in student program.
- Patient care
Implements treatment following treatment following treatment plan reporting subjective/objective patient response.
Reports patient pain that interferes with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation; and implements intervention.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Participates in utilizing a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and reports effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate.
Demonstrates knowledge and safe use of modalities, equipment and therapeutic procedures.
Implements patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed.
Implement(s) plan with sensitivity to the comprehensive, age/culturally appropriate issues using patient care interventions with patient and family.
Recognizes need for additional assessment by primary therapist.
Under the direction of the therapist appropriately implements modified treatment plans adapting, within the capabilities of the patient in order to achieve the highest level of functioning.
As directed by the therapist, assists in determination of and provides to patient available community resources in order to make appropriate referrals for service in areas of specific patient needs.
Provides community resources and liaison contact with community agencies in order to make appropriate referrals for service in areas of specific patient needs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of physical therapy treatment methods.
- Ability to direct work of aides and/or student interns.
- Ability to keep neat, accurate, concise records.
- Effective professional communication skills.
- Actively involved in professional development
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; Associate's Degree; California Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - CA Physical Therapy Board
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