Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Uvalde Memorial Hospital
  • Uvalde, TX
  • Aug 25, 2021
PRN Therapy

Job Description

Responsible for administering physical therapy treatment as supervised by licensed Physical Therapist after initial evaluation. Administers treatment and physical agents as supervised by the therapist in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability.  Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of function by restoring function, ensuring safety, and preventing disability following injury, disease, or physical disability. Reports to Physical Therapy Director. Non-Exempt position.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Responsible for providing treatment as directed by Physical Therapist as defined by scope of practice. Treats patients in accordance with Physical Therapy standards of care and practice. Observes and evaluates treatment effect, discusses observations with the Physical Therapist. Assesses patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation.  Communicates appropriately with the therapist for intervention. Performs components of an appropriate assessment/reassessment on patients, including neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, geriatrics and the general patient population. Assists with formulation of a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and assesses effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate. The Physical Therapist is apprised of conclusions. Communicates appropriately and clearly to therapists, physicians, hospital staff and members of the department. Coordinates and assists with directing patient care to ensure patient’s needs are met and hospital policy is followed. Assists in ordering supplies, maintains adequate PAR levels to assure all supplies and equipment is readily available. Documents in the medical record for all Physical Therapy treatments performed for the inpatient and outpatient population. Confers with the individuals most closely associated with the patient and keeps them informed on patient needs, treatment modifications and progress. Readily accepts other duties as assigned. Requirements POSITION REQUIREMENTS Minimum Education Currently licensed by the Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Current BLS for healthcare provider’s required. Required Skills Must possess superior ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service. Must possess high degree of organization and be able to multi-task efficiently and effectively. Advanced computer knowledge required, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook. FUNCTIONAL DEMANDS Functional Job Requirements: Job requirements include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending, squatting and reaching. Requires good finger dexterity, repetitive motions with hands and fingers.  Requires ability to have good vision and hearing. Pushing and pulling equipment may be necessary. Lifting Requirements Job requires heavy lifting on an occasional basis. Reasonable Accommodations Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising the job duties. Summary Join Uvalde Memorial Hospital as we open our brand new, state-of-the-art 153,000 square-foot hospital in Fall, 2021!   UMH is a Joint Commission Accredited hospital, recognized both nationally and internationally for both patient quality and employee engagement successes.  Received award for placing in the top quartile in Modern Healthcare’s National “Top 100 Best Places to Work.” Received National recognition from Press Ganey for sustained top decile performance in employee engagement, resulting in over 15 awards from Press Ganey over the last 10 years. 20 years of accreditation by The Joint Commission. International acclamation from Studer Group with both their Fire Starter Award for patient and employee performance, as well as Discharge Processes in Patient Care CMS 4-Star rated hospital in Patient Quality of Care for two years. Top-of-the-line equipment providing the service region with access to medical care that rivals what is found in a big city Highly trained staff who have advanced certifications and take pride in advancing their education in the latest healthcare practices.   Situated at the base of the Hill Country, Uvalde is considered the "best kept secret in the West." It is the honey capital of the world, which means our Southern charm comes naturally. Also known as the "tree city," it is one of the few places you will find hundred- year-old-trees growing in the middle of the roads. Spectacular spring flowers and amazing autumn colors are the backdrop to outdoor adventures. We host tourists year-round with a variety of summer activities and hunting for dove, deer, and turkey in the fall. A short commute to San Antonio yields world-class shopping and dining. After a day of urban adventure, return home to rural Texas where running home for lunch every day and raising a family in a small town atmosphere is completely feasible.   Uvalde is proud to be home to former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe, former United States Vice-President John Nance Garner, and the charismatic Matthew McConaughey. Rich in history, but always looking to the future, the community of Uvalde constantly strives to remain economically strong. Nestled in the subtle Texas Hill Country, you’ll find small town hospitality at its finest.   Additional Information Department: Physical Therapy

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