Physical Therapist Assistant

Job Number
204361
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Shift
Day
Department
Banner-- Univ Med Ctr Tucson - Physical Thrpy-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Street Address
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
City & State
US-AZ-Tucson
Posting Category
Rehab / Therapy
New Grad
Yes

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Banner University Medicine Center – Tucson Campus seeks for Full-time Physical Therapist Assistant (Day shift)

 

Acute rehab provides evaluation, treatment and discharge recommendation to patients referred to our service in the acute care setting.

The role provides follow-up care with the consistency and intensity required by such a designation.  Also, the role allows Physical Therapists to focus efforts on new consultations. 

  • Graduated from Physical Therapy Assistant program accredited by APTA, or equivalent.
  • Possesses a current Physical Therapy Assistant license from the state seeking practice if required.
  • BLS certification required.

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About Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern Arizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our nurses' innovative, safe and thoughtful care has been recognized with Magnet ™ designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program. For more information about Tucson, please visit: VisitTucson.org

 

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Job Summary

This position is responsible for the administration of physical therapy treatment under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, in accordance with physician referral, state and local organizational standards, regulatory agencies, and established departmental policies and procedures. This position demonstrates the clinical competence and knowledge necessary to provide treatment appropriate to the age of the patients served.

 

Essential Functions

  • Administers physical therapy treatment according to the plan of care established by the Physical Therapist. Implements individualized treatment plan with consideration to the patient's physical, social, spiritual, cultural, educational and age specific needs. Provides skilled treatment in a safe manner. Monitors ongoing effectiveness of treatment and collaborates with Physical Therapist in modifying the plan of care when indicated. Identifies and prioritizes key limiting factors. Participates in discharge planning. Involves patient and family/caregiver in the treatment and decision making process. Provides ongoing education to physician, nurse, patient, family/caregiver, and interdisciplinary team.

 

  • Demonstrates understanding of scope of practice. Documents communication with supervising Physical Therapist. Communicates any significant change in the patient's physical function, behavior, and/or tolerance to treatment to the supervising Physical Therapist. Makes recommendations to Physical Therapist on additions to or modifications of referring orders. Provides input to the Physical Therapist to modify/update treatment goals so they are functional, measurable, patient related and reflect key limiting factors. Refers patient when treatment requires skills of Physical Therapist.

 

  • Documents according to standards set by the department and regulatory agencies. Completes documentation within the established time frames of the department. Documents innovative and individualized treatment techniques/plan. Documentation reflects comprehensive assessment of patient's progress or lack of progress. Treatment goals are reassessed according to department policies.

 

  • Communicates pertinent patient information to ensure the best possible follow through of care. Communicates treatment results, and patient progress to physicians, nurses, patient, family/caregiver and the interdisciplinary team. Communicates in a clear and timely manner. Defends treatment rationale with standard practices and/or current literature.

 

  • Exhibits adaptability in assignments as it relates to caseload, scheduling, and staffing shifts. Takes initiative to assist in other patient care areas and accepts responsibility for all patient care needs.

 

  • Demonstrates appropriate supervision and delegation of personnel to achieve safe delivery of quality cost effective patient care. Supervision and delegation of the Therapy Technician and PTA student complies with department policies and regulatory agencies. Participates in the training and orientation of new personnel. Assures competency of personnel, prior to delegation of task.

 

  • Department operational activities. Attends required department staff meetings and/or follows up to obtain pertinent information. Participates in department/facility process improvement. Meets productivity standards set by the department.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Must have graduated from Physical Therapy Assistant program accredited by APTA, or equivalent.

Must possess a current Physical Therapy Assistant license from the state seeking practice if required. BLS certification required.

Relates throughout the interview process their clinical competency, experience, training and education they have received that is required to perform the job.

Patient care equipment, and therapeutic modalities. Copier, multi-line/multi-feature telephone, fax machine, computer, pager, and miscellaneous office equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

For Banner Registry and Travel positions a minimum of one year experience working as a Therapy Asst is preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.