Physical Therapist Assistant

Requisition ID
2021-180451
Department
Outpatient Rehabilitation
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Variable
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St Joseph Health
Location
TX-BRYAN

Overview

CHI St. Joseph Health – College Station/Bryan TX  Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities in Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Hearne, Navasota, Caldwell, Madisonville, and Bellville.  With the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, the first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center, and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley; CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region.  As an integrated healthcare system, CHI St. Joseph Health includes a comprehensive network of over 100 employed providers including primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. The network  includes more than 20 ambulatory clinics featuring primary care, a freestanding Emergency  Room, Express Clinics, and imaging and diagnostic services.

 

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

JOB SUMMARY

  • The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice following the guidelines of the State of Texas Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy. The PTA delivers quality therapy services to patients by performing treatment plans and goals to maximize functional outcomes. The PTA actively participates in discharge planning and implements the treatment program. Services are delivered within the framework of an interdisciplinary team approach, including significant others, and the patient. These services are delivered in a manner to comply with St. Joseph Regional Rehabilitation Center's mission, ethical standards, policies and procedures.

 ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • ESSENTIAL
  1. Patient Care - administers appropriate treatments to patients. Demonstrates knowledge and skills in: therapeutic exercises, modalities, and manual techniques, rehab equipment and transfers, wound care to meet industry standards and optimize the quality of patient care.
  2. Communication - fosters communication with other therapists, physicians, nurses, volunteers, patients and families, and other hospital personnel to establish department rapport; attends and provides quality input to team conferences, departmental meetings and other hospital meetings
  3. Supervision - instruction and supervision in patient care of PT assistants, physical therapy technicians and student affiliates in a respectful, courteous and consistent manner; also assists in performance appraisals of current/new personnel or students to foster a learning environment.
  4. Documentation - maintains timely and accurate medical records, records legibly in patient charts, and completes reports in an organized, thorough and timely manner to allow for continuity of care.
  5. Professional Development - attends department and hospital in-services; attends one seminar/conference annually in order to assist in department CQI processes
  6. Training - assist in teaching/training of new/current personnel, and student affiliates.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the organization`s needs.

   

  

   

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education
    • Required: Associate's Degree
  • Major
    • Required: Physical Therapy
  • Experience
    • Preferred: Two years
  • Skills
    • Required: Basic computer and data entry skills
    • Preferred: N/A
  • Licensure/Certifications
    • Required: licensed by the State of Texas- Physical Therapy Assistant; CPR certified
    • Preferred: Member of the American Physical Therapy Association; Member of the Texas  Physical Therapy Association

 

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