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Physical Therapist Assistant


Reference Number: RKPAPT21014

Physical Therapist Assistant
experience  Not Disclosed
location  Philadelphia, PA
duration  4.0 Months
salary  Not Disclosed
jobtype  Not Disclosed
Industry  Pharmaceutical
Job Description


Physical Therapist Assistant I

Job Summary:

Under the direct, on-premise supervision of a licensed physical therapist, provides physical therapy treatment procedures to an assigned inpatient caseload.
Maintains an orderly environment in the physical therapy gym and treatment areas.

Clinical

• Reads and reviews the medical record to understand the patient’s diagnosis, precautions, goals and treatment plans. Asks questions regarding unclear information.
• Provides direct interventions in individual or group sessions as planned, especially gait training, exercise and modalities. Can treat patients in any setting in the hospital, including the ambulatory network.
• Evaluates the patient’s response to intervention and documents patient progress in the chart. Instructs patients and parents in home program, especially gait training and transfer.
• Informs the physical therapist of progress/problems with specific patients.
• Performs care coordination tasks associated with patient care, including communication with hospital and community providers, tracking of medical equipment, etc.

Academic

• Maintains current skills and knowledge by identifying own learning needs, both formally and informally, to practice a lifestyle of life-long learning. Seeks opportunity for clinical growth and development within the department through mentorship.
• Pursues and achieves departmental competencies as assigned
• Attends inservices within the department and hospital as appropriate.

Administrative

• Maintains productivity and fiscal responsibility in the provision/utilization of services.

Actively participates in department planning meetings, and/or

Skills

The client is looking for people with pediatric experience, preferably at a peer pediatric hospital/institution.
The client is open to experience across multiple clinical settings – acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, and sports medicine.
Pediatric experience is required.

Education

Pennsylvania State license as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
CPR Certification (within 90 days of hire)
Associate Degree from an approved Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
Pediatric experience preferred.

Skills and Experience

The Skills and Experience match parameters for the candidate are parsed from the Duties, Skills, and Education.

Required Skills

PEDIATRICSCLIENT INTERACTIONDOCUMENTATION
level 3 - COVID Vaccine required
VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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