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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) PRN - Richardson Rehab

Company: PAM Health
Location: Richardson
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Physical Therapist Assistant

PRN rates of $40/hr!

The Physical Therapist Assistant, under the direction of the Physical Therapist, will be primarily responsible for direct patient care, planning and implementing specific treatment programs for individual patients according to the principles and practices of Physical Therapy in the Post Acute Medical System. The Physical Therapist Assistant will additionally be involved in the further development of the services. The Physical Therapist Assistant must be flexible to meet the needs of the system within many different facilities. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


--- Executes appropriate treatment plans for patients, as recommended by the physical therapist.
--- Demonstrates competency in accordance with hospital policy, procedures and practices.
--- Instructs patients in equipment use per physical therapist's recommendations.
--- Identifies and implements appropriate patient/family education in consultation with physical therapist.
--- Completes accurate records to ensure correct documentation (i.e., charge sheets, treatment records, medical record documents) in an appropriate timeframe and in accordance with Post Acute's policies and procedures. Assures the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of charge capture per system, hospital or clinic, and department policies and procedures.
--- Completes accurate and timely reports for any unusual occurrences which occur to patients, visitors, staff, or self, and actively uses safety measures to prevent avoidable injuries.
--- Communicates patient status at care conferences.
--- Assists and collaborates with the medical director, physician or consultants and other staff members of the rehabilitation team in circumstances where joint efforts are necessary.
--- Participates in staff meetings.
--- Participates in inservices to disseminate professional and/or administrative knowledge and/or policies.
--- Assists with the maintenance of hospital or clinic equipment; reporting need for repairs and replacements when necessary.
--- Participates in specialized training for program development when requested by Director.


Education and Training: Licensed as PTA in the state where the hospital or clinic resides. Current BLS certification required.

Experience: One year of clinical experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

--- Verbal ability to facilitate communication with professional medical staff, patients and their families, and the public.
--- Numerical ability to understand clinical data.
--- Acts in accordance with a well-developed sense of professional and ethical values.
--- Needs good motor coordination to handle patients and equipment safely.
--- Able to function in repetitive and/or changing tasks with ease.
--- Able to work and reason independently, logically, impartially and accurately.
--- Able to provide leadership and direction within her/his duties for the optimal functioning of the team.
--- Able to accept and utilize advice and constructive criticism.
--- Openness and willingness to modify work style in order to meet patient and hospital or clinic needs.
--- Willingness to assume more responsibility.


PAM HEALTH(PAM) based inEnola, Pennsylvania, provides specialty healthcare services through more than 70 long-term acute care hospitals and physical medicine and rehabilitation hospitals, as well as wound clinics and outpatient physical therapy locations, in 17 states. PAM Health is committed to providing high-quality patient care and outstanding customer service, coupled with the loyalty and dedication of highly trained staff, to be the most trusted source for post-acute services in every community it serves. Its mission is to serve people by providing compassionate, expert care, and to support recovery through education and research.

Joining our PAMily allows you to work in a collaborative environment with colleagues and leadership with exposure to a variety of patient care levels. Aside from our competitive pay, generous paid benefit time, and excellent insurance options, you will also have opportunities for professional growth through our Education Advancement Program.

We are excited to learn more about you and hope that you consider joining us on a shared mission to improve the lives of others by being an integral part of our We Care Program. Please take a moment to visit us online for a comprehensive look at how we're able to positively impact our local communities.

PAM Health does not discriminate and does not permit discrimination, including, without limitation, bullying, abuse or harassment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or HIV status, or based on association with another person on account of that person's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or HIV status.

Keywords: PAM Health, Richardson , Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) PRN - Richardson Rehab, Healthcare , Richardson, Texas

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