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Physical Therapist AssistantLocation: Wailuku, HI Additional Locations:
Job Number: 843510 Date posted: 01/16/2020
Provides selected physical therapy procedures to patients and assists in implementing treatment plan. Provides in manner that is consistent with department mission statement and responsive to unique needs of customers (e.g., patient and/or family, referring physician, and payer) including favorable clinical outcomes, quality service and access, and fiscal accountability.
- Greets patient. Establishes rapport with patient and/or family.
- Implements designated parts of treatment plan with guidance from appropriate physical therapist, applicable care maps, and clinical protocols. Modifies specific treatment procedure in accordance with changes in patients' status within scope of established treatment goals and plan. Communicates changes to physical therapist.
- Consults with physical therapist regarding patients. Documents conferences.
- Assists physical therapists by presenting appropriate cases, as defined by established procedures, at patient conferences.
- Provides direct physical therapy treatment as appropriate including mechanical traction, unattended electrical stimulation, jobst/vasopneumatic devices, paraffin bath, wound care, manual electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, therapeutic exercise, mobility training, massage, group instruction for clinics, follow-up orthotics training, follow-up prosthetics training, functional activities and ADL training, patient and family education, work and hardening.
- Performs measurement procedures and discusses results with physical therapist for their interpretation. Documents changes in patient status, treatment progression, achievement of goals, and need for discharge evaluation. Communicates such to attending physical therapist.
- With prior approval of appropriate physical therapist and guidance of applicable care maps, clinical protocols, and job descriptions, delegates and instructs services to be rendered by physical therapy aide.
- Participates in program development initiatives.
- Exercises positive listening and communication skills and is good team player.
- Participates in problem-solving.
- Demonstrates working knowledge and appropriate application of CPT-4 codes for all services provided. Maintains current knowledge of coding modifications and/or definitions (e.g. attends ongoing coding training sessions).
- Demonstrates evidence of professional growth. Participates in quality improvement activities, patient conferences, meetings, in-services, and rounds, research projects, continuing education courses, staff training and clinical preceptorships with students and volunteers.
- Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care and/or service appropriate to age groups served.
- Experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post-hire, or on-the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable.
- Associate's degree in physical therapy. If graduated after 01/01/08, must have graduated from a physical therapist assistant curriculum approved by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association and have passed a National Exam issued by the Federation of the State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).
License, Certification, Registration
- Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
- Current Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) license.
- Ability to physically assist patients in performing functional tasks and therapeutic exercises.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, results orientation, systems thinking, team building, teamwork, and written communication.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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