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Physical Therapist Assistant - Inpatient Rehab/Acute Care

Company: PT Solutions Physical Therapy
Location: Arvin
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Our mission and vision at PT Solutions Physical Therapy is to provide service that exceeds expectations. In doing so, we provide:

  • Professionals endowed with superior technical and customer service skills
  • Facilities which are clean, efficient, and service-oriented
  • Atmosphere of teamwork and compassion for our patients, colleagues and associates
  • Innovation in education and training
  • Community involvementOur focus is on providing care in an enjoyable customer service environment and treatment delivery unique to each individual and condition.
    Under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, the physical therapist assistant assists the physical therapist in the practice of Physical Therapy. Performs Physical Therapy treatments for inpatient rehabilitation patients designed to restore function, prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of body parts, and to relieve pain according to treatment plans established by a licensed Physical Therapist.
    Essential Functions:
    • Patient Care: directs and aides patients in therapeutic exercise, gait, and functional training, applies therapeutic modalities, performs ROM measurements, and other activities according to the plan of care established by Licensed Physical Therapist.Communicates any change in patient's condition to Physical Therapist.
    • Documentation: completes documentation of patient's chart, which may include, but is not limited to, progress notes, patient charges, patient/family education record. Assists with reassessments and discharge summaries under the direction of the Physical Therapist.
    • Supervision: directs activities of technicians, students and volunteers as assigned.
    • Quality: assist with the implementation of new programs as needed. Involved with quality assessment and improvement plan.
    • Department Compliance: complies with department policy and procedures, safety/inspection control plans/OSHA guidelines, employee handbook, and standards of regulatory bodies (JCAHO, Medicare, CARF, etc.)
    • Demonstrates customer service/P.R.I.D.E. principles and behaviors appropriately.
    • Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
    • Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient's care which results in patient harm.
    • Attends inservice presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
    • Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
    • Regular, Punctual and dependable attendance.
    • May have access to the POS room or designated areas to transport, assemble, and stock (inventory) of non scheduled drugs and biologicals to include but not limited to fluids, sterile water, normal saline, and irrigations.EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
      • Associate Degree as a Physical Therapist AssistantLICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
        • Licensed by State Department of Health Licensure Board, a division of Medical Quality Assurance required - BLS within 90 days of hire requiredEXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: 1-2 years preferred. New graduates accepted.
          SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of Physical Therapy principles and practices, general anatomy and physiology, diseases and post surgical conditions, body movements and functions, and medical terminology.

Keywords: PT Solutions Physical Therapy, Bakersfield , Physical Therapist Assistant - Inpatient Rehab/Acute Care, Healthcare , Arvin, California

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