Senior Physical Therapist Assistant - Inpatient Therapy - Medical Center (8a - 5p) Part Time Weekends

 
Position: Senior Physical Therapist Assistant - Inpatient Therapy - Medical Center (8a - 5p) Part Time Weekends

Job ID: 148110

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PHYSICAL THERAPY INPATIENT

Talent Area: Therapist

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

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Summary:

We are searching for a Senior Assistant Physical Therapy – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll perform indirect patient care duties essential for provision of seamless therapy services and for optimizing billable therapist time. To provide assistance to the physical therapists; to follow and implement the individual patient plan of care providing Physical Therapy treatment programs in a developmentally and age appropriate manner for patients of all ages.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Thoroughly reviews the individualized patient physical therapy evaluation, plan of care and progress notes prior to implementing patient care treatment
  • Thoroughly review's patient's hospital medical record (inpatient) prior to implementing patient care to identify change in order, change in patient status, lab work completed, contraindications and/or precautions
  • Communicate with the primary therapist reporting patient status, response to therapy and need for reassessment (monthly for outpatients and every two weeks for inpatients; more frequently if necessary)
  • Document patient information in patient's medical record according to hospital and departmental guidelines in a legible manner
  • All tasks are characterized by the ability to analyze the clinical situation and assess priorities, seeks guidance when encountering new diagnosis and/or treatment, and relies on conscious application of clinical "rules and principles"
  • Complete prescriptions for therapists, faxes prescription to physician, follows up to ensure receipt of signed prescription, notifies therapist and reimbursement specialist, and files prescription into patient’s chart
  • Communicate with inpatient discharge facilitator and PMR department schedulers to facilitate continuation of needed services when patient status changes from inpatient therapy services to outpatient therapy services
  • Coordinate casting schedules to ensure casting slots are being utilized effectively
  • Maintain aquatic rotation list current by updating database, contact of parents quarterly to assure current list of participants, and adding of new patients to list
  • Assists families through the scheduling process by informing them of the process steps for aquatic therapy from scheduling through arrival
  • Ability to think analytically and problem solve; Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively
  • Experience with Windows and Excel on the computer is preferred


Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in physical therapy
  • PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant in the State if Texas or ELIG4LIC - Eligible For License in the State of Texas
  • 2 years’ formal clinical or student affiliation work experience in pediatrics or general clinical experience
  • Ability to independently treat patients by developing and following the established therapy plan of care, Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, Utilize basic office equipment such as fax, copy and PC


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