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Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: CHI-Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

JobTitle: Physical Therapy AssistantFacility: St Joseph Medical CenterLocation: Tacoma, WADepartment: Physical TherapyJobType: Part Time (0.75 FTE)Shift: Day Shift?Important Note: Nicotine (including cigarettes, gum, patches,vapors, etc?) and marijuana is part of our pre-employment drug screen.
Job Summary:
As an interdisciplinary team member, conducts physical therapy activities to help patients suffering from injury or disease to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities under the direct supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist. Provides and coordinates comprehensive physical therapy care to patients through the proper utilization of education, and implementation of a treatment plan in accordance with Physical Therapy Standards of Practice.?
Work includes indirect patient care activities such as; documentation, scheduling, family training, attendance at rounds, interaction with the Interdisciplinary Team, participation in staff meetings, ordering supplies, and contributing to continuous quality control and performance improvement.
Incumbents are also accountable for responding effectively to legal, patient rights, safety, maintenance, and emergency situations; participating in continuing education, staff development, self-directed learning overseeing the performance of students and volunteers and providing performance feedback of staff, aides, students and volunteers as requested.
Essential Duties:

  • Assists in the update of therapeutic plans of care and treatment based on patient needs throughout patient?s treatment/stay under the direct supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Assists in the implementation of therapeutic plans of care and treatment based on patient needs throughout patient?s treatment/stay under the direct supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Assists in the completion of all required documentation, in an accurate and thorough manner, of Physical Therapy treatment in accordance with FHS documentation standard under the supervision a licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Performs related duties as required. Education/Work Experience Requirements:
    Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Program providing entry level physical therapist assistant knowledge in rehabilitation, orthopedic, and medical/surgical that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.
    Licensure/Certification:
    Current licensure in the state of Washington as a Physical Therapy Assistant.??Current healthcare provider BLS Certification.
    Additional Information
    • Requisition ID: 2019-R0244125
    • Schedule: Part-time
    • Shift: Day Job
    • Market: CHI-Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center

Keywords: CHI-Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , Physical Therapy Assistant, Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington

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