Job Description

Job Title: Physical Therapist Assistant- Float, Full-Time (LTC)
Job ID: 56700239
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Canterbury Place PT
Location: 310 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201

Description

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is currently hiring a flex full-time Physical Therapist Assistant that will float between long term nursing facilities in Allegheny and Butler County (Canterbury Place, Heritage Place, Seneca Place, and Cranberry Place) The candidate will work Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and will flex between 20-40 hours each week. The candidate will also work rotating weekends and holidays. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we invite you to apply!

 

Purpose:
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:

  • 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.
  • Completes necessary charge/statistical information to accurately reflect services documented and rendered to patients
  • Appropriately requests and actively provides objective feedback to supervisors regarding department performance and emergency situations.
  • Schedules to achieve and maintain a level of productivity which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings, staff development, departmental committees and in-service education programs.
  • 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.
  • Consistently utilizes and provides appropriate supervision to clinical support staff in accordance with Physical Therapy Practice Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Rotates through selected treatment areas and/or facilities when necessary to facilitate organizational needs
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Physical Therapist Assistant program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association with an Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.                         

    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 (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant OR Physical Therapist Assistant Indirect Supervision
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

     

    Salary Range: $19.32 to $29.28 / hour

    Union Position: No

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