Job Description

Job Title: Physical Therapist Assistant
Job ID: 637625
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day
Facility:
Department: HRZ Shenango PT
Location: 2200 Memorial Drive, Farrell PA 16121

Description

Purpose:
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is hiring a casual Physical Therapist Assistant to help support its UPMC Shenango Valley located in Farrell, PA.

Provides physical therapy treatment in accordance with the plan of care established by the physical therapist. Recommends changes in treatment plan to the supervising physical therapist based upon the patient's condition and response to treatment. Maintains work area in a neat, orderly fashion. Directs therapy volunteers. Performs clerical responsibilities as required by the facility. Transports patients as necessary in a safe, comfortable, courteous, timely and professional manner via prescribed transport vehicles.

Responsibilities:
  • Appropriately requests and actively provides objective feedback to supervisors regarding department performance and emergency situations.
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings, staff development, departmental committees and in-service education programs.
  • Competently assists physical therapists in the survey of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients within the scope of practice permitted by the Physical Therapy Practice Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Competently provides appropriate, comprehensive, and skillful therapeutic interventions based on treatment programs that have been developed by a physical therapist for pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients within the scope of practice permitted by the Physical Therapy Practice Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Completes necessary charge/statistical information to accurately reflect services documented and rendered to patients
  • Consistently utilizes and provides appropriate supervision to clinical support staff in accordance with Physical Therapy Practice Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Demonstrates clinical ability to implement the treatment program within the plan of care outlined by the physical therapist in a fashion which reflects current scientific and clinical knowledge to effectively achieve established outcomes/goals.
  • Demonstrates clinical ability to implement the treatment program within the plan of care outlined by the physical therapist in accordance with patient response to treatment and/or change in patient medical status to maximize outcomes. Recognizes information that requires alteration in of the plan of care and notifies the physical therapist in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Maintains written/electronic documentation which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization for all clinical services rendered including documentation of changes in a patient's status, cancellations and the treatment intervention administered . Ensures documentation is cosigned in accordance with the facility specific guidelines and the Physical Therapy Practice Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Rotates through selected treatment areas and/or facilities when necessary to facilitate organizational needs
  • Schedules to achieve and maintain a level of productivity which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Physical Therapist Assistant program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association with an associates degree as a physical therapist assistant.
  • Must possess knowledge and skills required to provide quality customer service Must possess knowledge of normal human growth and development over the lifespan Must be able to read, understand, analyze, and interpret medical record documents.
  • Must be skilled in planning/organization, follow up/control, problem solving, self-development orientation, organizational behaviors/competencies, and stress tolerance.
  • Must possess the ability to apply principles of logic and strategic thinking to a wide range of problems, and to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess the ability to identify referral growth opportunities Demonstrated ability to interact with healthcare team, coworkers, supervisors, and all members of the Corporate Management Team.
  • Active participation with health care industry professional organizations is preferred Must complete all mandatory competencies for system, CRS business unit and/or facility.
  • Must complete CRS Orientation, Facility-specific Orientation, and Department Specific Orientation(s) where appropriate.
  • May in the course of their job duties be in rooms where medications are stored.
  • No contact with medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Indirect Supervision

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $16.54 to $22.35

Union Position: No

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