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Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: October 14, 2018

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:Responsible for administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as supervised by the staff physical therapist. Administers treatments and physical agents as directed by the staff physical therapist, after the physical therapist has evaluated the patient. The PTA assists with restoration of patient functioning to prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The PTA participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practice Responsible for providing treatment as directed by the staff physical therapist. Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect, discusses observations with staff physical therapist. Ability to perform components of an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provided and reassessments as per policy. This includes geriatric patients and the general patient population. Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy modalities. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safety. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the care formed by the physical therapist. Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, facility staff and members of the department. Coordinates and assists with directing patient care to ensure patient?s needs are met and facility policy is followed. Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the department. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments. Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities. Documentation meets current standards and policies. Assists in ordering supplies, maintains adequate PAR levels to assure all supplies and equipment is readily available. Participates in infection control, departmental training equipment training and organizational CQI activities. Other duties as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS: POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of accredited physical therapist assistant school required Current physical therapist assistant license in the State of Texas required Current BLS certification required Organizational skills is necessary Good written and verbal communication skills Bilingual preferred. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians Prefer hospital experience JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: Basic computer knowledge. Basic knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology. Basic knowledge of physical therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same.SDL2017

Keywords: Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg , Physical Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Edinburg, Texas

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