SUPP In-Patient PT Assistant (Weekdays & Weekends)
Position Highlights Supplemental/PRN In-Patient PT Assistant (8a-5p / Weekdays & Weekends) *Flexible working hours to cover weekdays and weekends to cover vacations, FMLA etc. BASIC FUNCTION: Performs routine physical therapy treatments according to patient treatment plans under the direction of a licensed physical therapist. Documents findings, progress and instruction to patients and caregivers. May assist with program development. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient served. He/she must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development as it relates to the different life cycles. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant or a physical therapist program. 2. Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners license or eligibility. 3. The position requires occasional/frequent lifting up to 75/100 pounds and carrying of up to 30 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping and squatting. Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate verbally and in writing are also necessary. The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are essential to this position. 4. Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of ?we advance health? through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: 1. Assumes responsibility in the care of the patient. Implements a physical therapy treatment program as described by a physical therapist?s written plan of care. Provides physical therapy services under the supervision of the PT, and treatments are modified only as allowed by the plan of care. Is able to demonstrate physical therapy skills competently. Supervises rehabilitation technicians and others with regard to patient care. May screen patients for possible PT services under the direction of a PT. Monitors patient?s condition and progress towards treatment goals. Motivates and instructs patient/caregiver using appropriate methods. 2. Communicates effectively with the supervising physical therapist, patient/caregiver and other professional colleagues to include physicians and insurance companies. Manages time effectively. Documents appropriately in the medical record and completes other documentation duties accurately and efficiently. May serve as a clinical resource to colleagues, other health care professionals, or to the community in general. 3. Ensures safe care of patients by adhering to policies, procedures and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity, flexibility based on patient census and accuracy of practice. Provides treatment in all areas of the department, which may include inpatients, outpatients, weekends and holidays. 4. Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency. Supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff. Assists in clinic education efforts, whether to patients, staff, hospital, system or to the community. Copyright © 2002-2012 PeopleStrategy, Inc. All rights reserved. Contact us for more information or apply online today: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Toll-free: (866) 441-4567 Apply online: www.memorialhermanntalent.org
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