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Physical Therapist Assistant I

  • Location: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Start Date: 2021-08-16
  • Job Ref: 21-14506
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.
Reads and reviews the medical record to understand the patients 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 patients 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.
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.
Maintains productivity and fiscal responsibility in the provision/utilization of services.
Actively participates in department planning meetings, and/or

***Department is most interested in people with pediatric experience, preferably at a peer pediatric hospital/institution. Department is open to experience across multiple clinical settings acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, and sports medicine.***