Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 11/30/2023
Job Type: Per Diem
Department: 2100.54850 SMH Physical Therapy

About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

***Physical Therapy Assistant Per Diem

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assists the physical therapist in various types of treatment including therapeutic exercise, mobility and modalities. Provides care in a manner appropriate to the age of the patient.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Instructs/educates patients/families/caregivers in the use and purpose of exercise programs, therapeutic devices and adaptive techniques that follows a documented treatment plan under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Implements physical therapy care programs or portions thereof, as planned and directed by a licensed physical therapist.
  • Maintains timely and accurate documentation, including the medical record, physician communication, charges, etc.
  • Consults with other members of the rehabilitation team as needed to coordinate patient care.
  • Adapts/adjusts patient equipment and devices; safely and appropriately applies orthoses.
  • Regularly and appropriately delegates portions of treatment programs to supportive personnel.
  • Consistently demonstrates an awareness and concern for patient safety; complies with hospital infection control policies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate with patients/families/care-givers in a professional manner, while motivating them to advance in rehabilitation.
  • Actively participates on patient care and department committees.
  • Regularly notifies licensed physical therapist of the patient’s performance/progress and recommends appropriate modifications/termination of treatments in a timely manner.
  • Adapts or modifies treatment program to meet patients’ needs under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Regularly reviews caseload for opportunities to effectively “dove-tail” procedures performing physical therapy on more than one patient simultaneously without interfering with quality.
  • Regularly and appropriately instructs/educates other health team personnel in the care of the patient, including, but not limited to treatment programs/home exercises.
  • Assists in selected portions of the orientation and/or training of new employees/students.
  • Reacts to change productively and performs other job related tasks and duties as assigned.
  • Possesses adequate knowledge of applicable Federal and State Regulations related to the treatment setting.
  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.
  • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.
  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.
  • Is reliable in respect to attendance.
  • Is Reliable in respect to punctuality.
  • Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources (i.e.: inservices, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and inservices and/or reviews documentation as required.
  • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.
  • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.
  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues.
  • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.
  • Is cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect and compassion.
  • Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately.
  • Responds to requests in a timely manner.
  • Handles interruptions in a skillful way.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

Required Qualifications: Associate Degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program; current MA PTA license

Preferred Qualifications: Experiences in the clinical area of assignment.

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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