PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

  • Campbell County Health
  • Gillette, WY
  • Oct 11, 2021
Full Time Therapy

Job Description

The Physical Therapist Assistants works under the supervision of the evaluating physical therapist, Clinical Supervisor, and the Rehab Director. The PTA is responsible to organize and conduct medically prescribed physical therapy programs to restore function and prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of a body part; helps patients reach their maximum performance and assume a place in society while learning to live within any limits for his/her capabilities. He/she is responsible for following a plan of treatment which reflects a patient centered, individualized therapy plan with focus on delivery of quality, value-based care consistent with Campbell County Health’s vision, mission, and values. The PTA practices within the framework of the Wyoming Physical Therapist Practice Act, American Physical Therapy Association professional standards, and National Patient Safety Goals. PRIMARY JOB DUTIES Responsible for following the Physical Therapist’s plan of care and document in medical record. Sees all patients as scheduled and assists with other patient needs throughout the continuum if needed. Completes daily treatment notes on time that provide support for continuation of skilled therapy. Completes and turns in daily all notes, charges, and other paper work. Works scheduled work hours and participates in weekend coverage to meet patient needs, is flexible during times of high and low census and will provide coverage to other CCH service lines as needed. Encourages cost savings for department. Initiates review of patient plans, progress notes, and supervisory meeting with evaluating therapists. Provides service excellence to all customers. Demonstrates efficient time management and prioritization skills. Maintains professional standards related to clinical practice, staffing and continuing education. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations. Practices fiscal responsibility and accountability. Maintains a clean and safe working environment that is conducive to high quality care Adheres to CCMH policies and procedures. Complies with the hospital’s Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, laws and regulations, and hospital policies and procedures. Must be free from governmental sanctions involving health care and/or financial practices. Performs all other duties as assigned. JOB SPECIFICATIONS Education: Graduate of an accredited physical therapy assistant school. Licensure: Must be licensed in, or be eligible to be licensed, in the State of Wyoming. Certifications required: See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Policy and Certifications/Education Requirements Policy. Experience: One year experience preferred. Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination necessary to administer therapy. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to develop positive interaction with patients, patient families, physicians and staff in order to effectively care for the patients. Essential Physical Requirements: Physical demands include the ability to move, lift, transfer at least forty (40) pounds. The PTA is required to stand, kneel, stoop, and crouch for long periods of time. Sufficient mobility and strength to administer therapy. Essential Mental Abilities: Must use good judgment in interpreting patient referrals and performing appropriate physical therapy procedures. Essential Sensory Requirements: Ability to visually assess and monitor patients. Exposure to Hazards: OSHA CATEGORY I. TASK THAT INVOLVES EXPOSURE TO BLOOD, BODY FLUIDS, OR TISSUES. All procedures or other job-related tasks that involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or potential for spills or splashes of them, are Category I Tasks. Use of appropriate protective measures is required for every employee engaged in Category I Tasks. Employees working in healthcare facilities have the potential to be exposed to hazardous materials including: Hazardous Chemicals/Drugs, Waste Anesthetic Gases, Radiation, Latex, Biological Hazards, Respiratory Hazards and Ergonomic Hazards. See Hazardous Materials in the Workplace Policy.

Employment Type (feed only)

Full Time