Licensed Physical Therapy Asst

ID 2022-11548
Location
Cone Health Outpatient Rehabilitation at Greensboro
Work Location
US-NC-Greensboro
Division : Name
Care Reinvention
Department : Name
HSD-OP Rehab Church Street
Category
REHAB
Position Sub-Category
REHAB - PHY THERAPIS
Position Type
Full Time
Employment Type
Employee
Exempt/NonExempt
Non-Exempt
FTE
1.00
Provider Schedule (specific schedule)
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM; Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
On call Required
No
Sub Category
Rehab-Lic Phys Therapy Asst

Overview

 

This position is accountable to focus on treatment of referred patients to assist in their return to optimal functional and physical condition and to prevent additional disability. This position is responsible to work under the direction of a licensed physical therapist.

 

Talent Pool: Allied Health

 

Responsibilities

 

 
Completes patient treatments, tests and measures, and documentation/charging: Effectively implements established therapy plans by selecting and performing appropriate treatment interventions to achieve patient goals; Appropriately progresses patient within designated treatment plan to achieve goals; Autonomously and appropriately modifies session in response to changes in patient status, environment, and discharge plan; Independently recognizes need for and initiates discharge from therapy services and independently recommends and initiates referral to appropriate venue for additional therapy services; Provides effective and thorough patient/family/caregiver education throughout the patient?s therapy program; Supports safe, appropriate, effective and efficient patient care by providing accurate, thorough and timely documentation that consistently meets departmental requirements; Charges appropriately for treatment provided; Charges are completed in a timely manner.

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Time Management: Maintains individual productivity at standard. If productivity does not meet target, initiates and follows through on problem solving with supervisor to increase productivity; Independently and effectively manages caseload and other work to assure timely completion. Proactively identifies need to change schedule throughout day to accommodate new priorities; Recognizes team workload and proactively offers/seeks assistance to assure timely completion of team?s work and achievement of department and organizational goals; Efficiently plans therapy sessions to maximize outcomes.

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Teamwork/Flexibility: Considers team priorities for the day when managing own schedule/caseload. Consistently offers or seeks help based on the needs of the team and overall caseload/priorities; Works with team to delegate appropriate patients/tasks to other team members to free self for professional duties (i.e. delegate to PTA to perform evaluations; gives tasks to front office staff to allow patient care); Consistently utilizes non-patient care time by offering assistance to team members. Frequently and consistently adjusts schedule throughout the day to meet department or patient needs (related to call-outs, influx of new orders, etc.); Consistently offers to flex schedule to support the goals/needs of the department (gives back flex days, picks up extra weekends, works extra around holidays or during high census); Works with team members and leadership to ensure optimal utilization of resources including technical staff. Willingly changes rotations during the year to accommodate team needs.

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Professional Communication: Consistently communicates positively and effectively with all members of the healthcare team to support exceptional patient care; Consistently communicates with department leadership; Communicates appropriate information when delegating patients/tasks to other therapists, assistants, technicians and front office staff; Maintains open communication with assistants regarding patient needs, progress, etc.; Provides feedback to others as indicated and in a professional manner.

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Clinical practice development: Seeks constructive feedback regarding his/her own practice and uses this feedback to make practice changes; Assists with orientation and training of new staff, demonstrates an ongoing commitment to improve the performance and skill of co-workers. Serves as a preceptor to new employees on a routine basis; Demonstrates knowledge of national standards of practice. Incorporates these into practice and holds self and others accountable for practicing according to these standards; Attends continuing education, reviews literature and uses current research findings to improve and promote continual development of knowledge. Incorporates new learning into practice; May serve as an effective clinical instructor for students.

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Qualifications

EDUCATION:
- Graduation from an accredited physical therapy assistant program required.

 

EXPERIENCE:
- New graduate will be considered

- Experience in applicable venue preferred.

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING:
REQUIRED

BLS (CPR)-American Red Cross or AHA Healthcare Provider

Required: North Carolina license by the NCPT Board of Physical Therapy Examiners or Compact State

PREFERRED

- Additional certifications may be preferred depending on clinical requirements.

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