Job Description

Job Title: Physical Therapy Assistant, Weekend
Job ID: 683872
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 0730-1630
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Department: REHAB ACUTE SPECIALTY
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

Provides therapy services to patients, as directed by the Physical Therapist, by assisting in the treatment, development, and implementation of programs and related professional programs. Therapy services are provided on Saturdays and Sundays.

Responsibilities:
  • Actively practice behaviors associated with SH Service Excellence expectations. Smile at and greet everyone enthusiastically, treat everyone with respect, dignity and C.A.R.E. Be an ambassador for Susquehanna Health. Provide the best C.A.R.E. for our patients no matter what. Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures. Assume responsibility for personal development and education. Commit to high quality, safe work; encourage others to have similar standards. Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events. Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented. Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving patient safety. Understand that patient safety is everyone's responsibility. Assume responsibility for personal education and performance related to patient safety; report unsafe conditions or events immediately; speak up in a non confrontational and educational manner when seeing a safety breech; develop or participate in a project or action plan to reduce risk or mitigate harm for patients, as appropriate.
  • Complete continuing education courses as needed/required to assure competency in current technologies/treatment methods and conduct in-services for Rehab staff as requested/required.
  • Complete daily documentation (including charges) of patient progress as required by SH, insurance companies, and regulatory agencies.
  • If the position/employee is required to provide therapy for inpatients (whether on a regular basis or on occasion, i.e., weekends), employee must obtain FIMS certification within 6-8 weeks of employment start date and maintain FIMS certification throughout employment.
  • Instruct/oversee patients in their treatment programs as designed and directed by the physical therapist.
  • Provide assistance in obtaining assistive devices/durable medical supplies for patients as requested/directed.
  • Provide service at other SH campuses and/or Rehab service lines (under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist) as needed/requested.

Qualifications

Associates in Physical Therapy required. Degree must be from an accredited college/university with a APTA-accredited program. Prior experience as a physical therapist assistant preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Physical Therapist Assistant licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required.

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Physical Therapist Assistant

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

Salary Range: $20.23 to $30.34

Union Position: No

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