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Physical Therapy Assistant - Short Hour

Location West Nottingham, Maryland Job Number 1060037 Date posted 04/11/2022
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Description:

Short hour, Backfill for vacation coverage as needed. Nottingham, LVT and Woodlawn Locations.




Under direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist, administers specific physical therapy treatments as assigned and designated by the physical therapist through the use of various exercise techniques and therapeutic procedures.




Essential Responsibilities:



  • Administers treatment to restore function, mobility and strength, relieve pain and prevent disability through the use of various exercise techniques, appropriate modalities, simple extremity mobilization, muscle re- education, gait training and other related treatment techniques.

  • Provides patients and families with instruction in home exercise programs, pain relief techniques and prevention-oriented education.

  • Maintains appropriate medical records to include progress notes.

  • Consults with physical therapist and/or referring physician as indicated regarding patient achievement of goals, revision of program as indicated, appropriateness of continued treatment and patients discharge from treatment.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of programs for the department such as peer reviews, in-service education and patient care audits.

  • Maintains departmental supplies, equipment and apparatus in a clean, safe and functional condition.

  • Performs other non-treatment related departmental tasks such as reception and clerical duties, stocking supplies, and performing inventory.

  • Assists the Physical Therapist in providing continuing education through in-service programs for medical providers, physical therapy staff, facility employees and patients.

  • Performs the responsibilities of a Physical Therapist Assistant to insure safe, progressive, efficient and effective patient care.

  • Accountable for judgment and action as designated by the Code of Ethics of the A.P.T.A.

  • Performs other related duties as directed.




Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • N/A

  • Education

  • Associate's degree in Physical Therapy approved by American Physical Therapy Association required.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Licensed or license eligible in the appropriate jurisdiction (DC, MD & VA) required.

  • Current BLS from American Heart Association is required.


  • Additional Requirements:

  • In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal and communication skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in an outpatient setting preferred.
  • Primary Location: Maryland,Nottingham,Nottingham Rehabilitation Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 2 Shift: Day Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Short Hour Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M40|OPEIU|Local 2 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Nottingham Rehab Center - Physical Therapy - 1808 Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.