Physical Therapy Assistant

Requisition ID
2021-182779
Department
Physical Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Hours Discussed During Interview
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Vincent Health
Location
AR-LITTLE ROCK

Overview

CHI St. Vincent, a regional health network serving Arkansas, is part of CommonSpirit Health. We have served Arkansas since 1888 with a history of many firsts. Together with more than 4,500 coworkers, 1,000 medical staff, and 500 volunteers, we consistently receive praise for care advancements.  

 

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. 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.  

 

CHI St. Vincent provides you with the same level of care you provide to others. We care about our employee well-being and offer benefits that complement and support your work/life balance.

 

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

 

  • Free Premium Membership to our Care@Work program to help employees with child care, pet care, senior caregivers, housekeepers & more.
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft 
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Programs

Responsibilities

Responsible for performing specific clinical physical therapy procedures and related tasks under the direction of a Physical Therapist.

  • Assists PTs in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries from accidents or from diseases with resultant functional limitations.
  • Assist PTs to fulfill patient treatment plan and procedures such as exercises, and with other modalities.
  • Accurately records prescriptions provided to patients, patient responses to treatments, and outcomes of each treatment, all reported both electronically and face to face with the physical therapist.
  • Keep treatment area clean and organized in preparation for each patient’s therapy.
  • Perform some clerical tasks such as ordering supplies, answering the phone, and completing paperwork.
  • Provides scheduling when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education / Accreditation / Licensure
    • Associate degree in related field required. 
    • Graduate from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program required.
    • Current/valid state certification or licensure for Physical Therapist Assistant required. 
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.
  • Experience
    • 1 year related experience preferred

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