The Physical Therapist Assistant is competent in the provision of patient care to either inpatient and/or outpatient populations served. The PTA performs patient care, including therapeutic modalities, exercises, activities, manual therapy interventions, and other treatment skills within the scope of the PTA’s education and state regulations, as the primary responsibility. Is able to complete required documentation related to patient care in an accurate and timely manner. Adheres to the productivity standards set for the provision of care within the department. Is able to communicate effectively with patients, family, physicians, and peers. Maintains competency in the skills required for the patient population treated. Assists in administrative duties as necessary. Complies with licensure requirements. Follows policies and procedures of CMC.
1. Ability to meet minimum hospital hiring standards.
2. Graduate of accredited PTA program.
3. Current licensure as PTA in the State of Washington, or eligibility for licensure.
4. Less than one year experience is acceptable, based on the specific position requirements.
Essential Job Functions*:
1. Performs well in stress and emergency situations.
2. Performs treatment interventions for outpatient and/or inpatient population as directed.
3. Performs documentation in the medical record that is timely and accurate.
4. Communicates well with patients, peers, other health professionals in the coordination of care for the patients.
Essential Physical, Mental and/or Environmental Working Conditions:
1. Must be able to meet the physical/mental demands of position with or without accommodation. See checklist (page 2) for specific physical, mental and environmental working conditions.
2. Must be able to utilize good judgment, demonstrate patience, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
3. Must be able to work in a busy and stressful environment.
4. This position has the potential for placing the employee at risk for occupational exposure. Definition of occupational exposure: any reasonable anticipated eye, skin, mucus membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee’s duties