Job: PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PRN


Title PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PRN
Date Posted 2021-02-01
Location Franklin Medical Center
Job Information

FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER

JOB DESCRIPTION AND STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE

 

 

POSITION:                           PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

 

DEPARTMENT:                  REHABILITATION

 

FLSA STATUS:                   NON-EXEMPT

 

JOB SUMMARY: The physical therapy assistant is responsible for physical therapy treatment plans set forth under the direction of the physical therapist.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Responsible to the Physical Therapist and/or Therapy Supervisor
  • Regular contact with physicians, therapists, nurses and patients

MISSION STATEMENT:

As an integral part of our community, Franklin Medical Center’s mission is to provide the highest quality health care and customer satisfaction to all those we serve. We are committed to delivering compassionate, capable, and personalized treatment to our patients and their families, always keeping in mind that our responsibility is to the health needs of the people.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provides physical therapy treatments according to the physical therapist’s treatment plan.
  2. Communicates with supervisor and/or other health care interdisciplinary team members regarding patient progress, problems and/or plans.
  3. Promptly and thoroughly document and maintain clinical and administrative records regarding patient limitations/interventions, treatments, responses and progress to administered therapy.
  4. Maintain patient confidentiality, with records and treatment sessions.
  5. Completes daily notes and charges in an accurate and timely manner.
  6. Complies with all federal and state codes and regulations.
  7. Maintain Professional appearance and personal conduct at all times
  8. Performs other duties as assigned

Strong customer/patient skills

  • Thorough knowledge of physical therapy principles and practices
  • Knowledge of electronic health records
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and be an effective time manager and multi-tasker QUALIFICATIONS:
  •  Education:
    • Completing of an Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program
    • Current Louisiana State Physical Therapy Assistant License
    • Certification/Licensure: CPR certification for Health Care Providers

     

    Work Experience:

    • Desirable, but not required

     

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

               

 

Physical Requirements:  This job requires frequent lifting and carrying items up to 25 pounds unassisted, including assisting patients when required.  It also requires frequent bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, as well as some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift.  This job may require exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a hospital environment.

 

OSHA EXPOSURE CATEGORY:  A     

Has exposure to blood borne pathogens

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