Physical Therapist Asst Resource I

Requisition ID
2021-152347
Department
Physical Therapy
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8:00a-4:30p
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
Location
IA-COUNCIL BLUFFS

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Some of what you will do:

  • Administers treatments to patients following an identified treatment plan, determined by the Supervising Therapist, using techniques in a safe and acceptable manner.
  • Follows through with the Home Exercise Program established by supervising Physical Therapist.
  • Documents daily record and flow sheets in a timely manner.
  • Communicates with Physical Therapist in regard to patient treatment and progress.
  • Supervises and communicates with support staff regarding patient care activities to assure safety and well-being of patient. Assists technicians, as needed, with patient’s set-ups to assure patient care.
  • Maintains established department policies, procedures, and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control.
  • Works collaboratively with nonprofessional staff, Supervising Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Therapy Coordinator and the Operations Director, Rehabilitation Therapy Clinics, regarding departmental needs.
  • Maintains professional attitude with patients, visitors and other hospital personnel while assuring confidentiality of patient and other hospital information in line with the CHI Health Mission statement.

Minimum requirement - 2 weekend days per month and 2 holidays per year

Qualifications

Education/Licensure

Require a graduate of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant School with an associate’s degree. Must be licensed in the State of Nebraska or Iowa as a PTA.  License must be held in the state in which you provide services.

BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire through American Heart Association.   

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