Physical Therapy Assistant
Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: February 5, 2019
Responsible for administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as supervised by the staff Physical Therapist. Administers treatments and physical agents as directed by the staff Physical Therapist, after the physical therapist has evaluated the patient. The Physical Therapy Assistant assists with restoration of patient functioning to prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The Physical Therapy Assistant participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs. Duties & Responsibilities Responsible for providing treatment as directed by the staff Physical Therapist. Adheres to standards of physical medicine practice. Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect, discusses observations with staff Physical Therapist. Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation makes appropriate physician contact for intervention. Ability to perform components of an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provided and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, adolescent, geriatric patients and the general patient population. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. Assists with formulation of a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and assesses effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate, staff Physical Therapist is appraised of conclusions. Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy modalities. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safety. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care. Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, hospital staff and members of the department. Coordinates and assists with directing patient care to ensure patients needs are met and hospital policy is followed. Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the department. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments. Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities. Documentation meets current standards and policies. Participates in educational staff performance improvement inservices. Assists with orientation and inservice training for certified department staff members, participates in guidance and educational programs. Assists in ordering supplies, maintains adequate PAR levels to assure all supplies and equipment is readily available. Participates in infection control, departmental training equipment training and organizational CQI activities. AA degree from a school or college approved by the American Physical Therapy Association. Holds current certificate as Physical Therapy Assistant. Current BLS certification. Benefis Health System The medical and professional staff at Benefis is wholly committed to delivering aware-winning, comprehensive patient care. With a patient community of nearly 230,000 and a vast service area, we are the major referral hospital for the northcentral Montana region. But if you take a closer look, you'll see that we're much more than a hospital. Benefis is an entire health system, including a cancer institute, bariatric institute, heart and vascular institute, orthopedic center, senior care center, home health, health and wellness facility and much more. Great Falls Great Falls, Montana, rest on the high plains along the Rocky Mountain Front and is centrally located between Glacier National Park to the north and Yellowstone Park to the south. Residents thrive on our wide-open spaces, small town feel and big city services. A warm welcome awaits you in Great Falls.
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