If you are looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity, join the team of Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital. This newly constructed hospital will serve patients recovering from strokes, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries, and other conditions. The 50-bed hospital will be a joint venture partnership between Dignity and Kindred Healthcare.
We are seeking an energetic, creative and experienced PRN Physical Therapy Assistant to join our team now and help us meet the growing demand for intensive rehabilitation services. The PRN Physical Therapy Assistant functions under the general supervision of the Physical Therapy Team Leader and under the direct supervision of the physical therapist responsible for a specific patient's care. The PRN PTA assumes responsibility and accountability for providing physical therapy modalities and treatment procedures as determined by a treatment plan established by a Physical Therapist and in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies while maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.
Provides care per physician's orders and plan of care developed by evaluating therapist; takes measurements of patient status, within the limits of his/her licensure and ability, as appropriate in providing care and to assist in assessing the effectiveness of care.
Maintains communication and collaboration with the evaluating therapist to promote maximum benefits from therapy.
Works cooperatively with other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional physical therapy practice and interdisciplinary teamwork. These functions are carried out according to hospital policy in accordance with the mission and vision of the hospital and consistent with the philosophy of the department.
Performs all duties according to hospital policy in accordance with the mission and vision of the hospital and consistent with the philosophy of the department.
Participates in performance improvement and supports program development activities. Responsibilities include contributing to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by the department; communicating the employeeâ€™s observations and suggestions related to opportunities for improvement; and maintaining positive relations with all customers.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safety.
Implements education plan as outlined by the evaluating therapist, determines additional educational needs of the patient, family, care giver or significant other as they arise and in collaboration with the evaluating therapist provides education to meet those needs.
Follows plan for discharge and discusses with evaluating therapist any additional discharge concerns which arise during care.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administrative team.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
Participates in infection control, departmental equipment training and organizational safety and fire safety programs.
-Current licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the state.
-Current Basic Life Support/CPR Card.
-Position has a minimum of two years of experience as a licensed physical therapy assistant required.
-Experience as a PTA in an acute rehab setting is highly preferred.
Job : Physical Therapy Assistant Primary Location : AZ-Chandler-CHC PR & MSA-DIGNITY-KINDRED REHAB HOSP EAST VALLEY LLC Organization : 3199 - CHC PR & MSA-DIGNITY-KINDRED REHAB HOSP EAST VALLEY LLC