Physical Therapy Assistant - PRN - Nexus Children's Hospital - Orange, CA

Description

 Demonstrates knowledge of individual residents’ histories, current progress and personal issues or difficulties.
 Ensures that any changes in patient condition are unusual circumstances are reported to the PT or Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) an/or the appropriate member of the medical team.
 Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control the spread of infection.
 Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, i.e., electrical stimulation, ultrasound, rehab equipment, etc.
 Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life
 Ensures that the scope of duties and services provided are consistent and within the guidelines of the Physical Therapy Assistant licensing and practice act.
 Demonstrates ability to apply physical therapy procedures as recommended by supervisor, but is in charge of maintaining personal work schedule.
 Provides age appropriate therapeutic interventions.
 Provides patient and family education on tasks and resources that will assist with continued functional independence.
 Communicates with the Physical Therapist, DOR, physicians and other treatment team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
 Participates as necessary in patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings.
 Records clinical documentation according to accepted regulatory, corporate in professional guidelines.
 Contributes to the delivery of cost effective care.
 Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
 Participates in discharge planning as requested.
 Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment as needed for residents.
 Communicates with PT/DOR regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
 Resolves, with assistance from PT/DOR , areas of concern or conflict with patient’s families, co-workers or external customers in a professional, proactive and courteous manner.

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Job Requirements

Experience

• Minimum of one year experience working in an IP and OP setting in the areas of developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions.

Skills

• Licensed by the Physical Therapy Board of California.
• Current CPR certification.
• Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty (30) days.
• Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.

Education Required

• Graduate of an associate’s degree in PTA.
• Education is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).