Physical Therapy Assistant - Full-time

Description

Under the supervision of the Registered Physical Therapist (PT), the Physical Therapist Assistant treats patients according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician and PT.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual residents’ histories, current progress and personal issues or difficulties.
  • Ensures that any changes in patient condition are unusual circumstances are reported to the supervising PT,
  • nurse and/or the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control the spread of infection.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, i.e., electrical stimulation, ultrasound, rehab equipment, etc.
  • Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
  • Ensures that scope of duties and services provided are consistent and within the guidelines of the
  • Physical Therapy Assistant licensing and practice act.
  • Demonstrates ability to apply physical therapy procedures as scheduled by supervising PT.
  • Provides age and diagnosis appropriate therapeutic interventions.
  • Provides patient and family education on tasks and resources that will assist with continued functional independence and safety.
  • Provides quality patient care to guarantee positive patient and family satisfaction.
  • Communicates with the physical therapist, physicians and other treatment team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
  • Participates as necessary in patient care conferences, rehabilitation meetings and other meetings as assigned.
  • Records clinical documentation according to accepted regulatory, corporate in professional guidelines.
  • Contributes to the delivery of cost effective care.
  • Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
  • Participates in discharge planning as requested.
  • Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment as needed for residents.
  • Communicates with supervisor regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
  • Acts as clinical preceptor for affiliated Physical Therapy Assistant schools.
  • Documents and charges daily therapeutic units timely and accurately.
  • Supervises Rehab Technician in direct patient care and patient related activities.
  • Adheres to department productivity standard.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Prefer 6 months experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation setting.

Education Required

  • Graduate from an American Physical Therapy Association accredited school of Physical Therapist Assistants.

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the state of Texas.
  • Must be certified in CPR and CPI.
  • Must maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within 90 days of hire.

All Nexus Health Systems employees will need to meet the requirements outlined in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) interim final rule requiring all workers in most health care settings that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The rule is effective November 5, 2021. Under the regulation, all eligible workers of Nexus Health Systems must be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022.