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Senior Services Physical Therapist Assistant (Registry)

Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

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 AND 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 patient's 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 BCLS certification. Community Information Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting. Benefis Health System This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment. Benefis has been named one of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review six years in a row, as well as one of America's Best Midsize Employers in 2018 by Forbes and America's Best-in-State Employers 2019. Thank you for applying to join the Benefis team!

Keywords: Benefis Health System, Great Falls , Senior Services Physical Therapist Assistant (Registry), Healthcare , Great Falls, Montana

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