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Physical Therapy Assistant/PTA I - CHS NorthEast Gateway Outpatient

Job Req ID: 159267

Position Number: 00122711

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Variable/On Call

Shift Details: M-F, 9:45am - 6:30pm

Standard Hours: 40.00

Department Name: Physical Therapy Gateway

Location: CHS Northeast

Location Details: 

Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit carolinashealthcare.org/AtriumHealth

 

 

Job Summary
Provides patient evaluation and care planning. Delivers patient care appropriate to age specific and other population needs under the plan and leadership of a licensed Physical Therapist.

Essential Functions
  • Assesses and documents patient's medical, mental and emotional needs at admission and on an on-going basis.
  • Develops and implements a plan of care to meet patient and family needs, to include discharge planning and utilization of available resources.
  • Acts as patient advocate; treats patients and families with compassion and implements plan of care in a safe and timely manner.
  • Demonstrates clinical reasoning, coupled with clinical skills to conduct accurate clinical assessments and perform patient care activities; evaluates effectiveness of therapy interventions, identifies and prioritizes patient/family strengths, needs and priorities.
  • Identifies the normal course of illness in assigned patient population recognizing and intervening appropriately when deviations occur.
  • Communicates patient information and thoroughly documents therapist's actions and plan of care.
Physical Requirements
Requires ability to hear (corrected) and have vision (corrected). Requires ability to push patients in a wheelchair or stretcher. Requires lifting up to 20 lbs. frequently, 50 lbs. occasionally, and 100 lbs. infrequently. Requires sitting, standing, and, walking. Requires ability to climb stairs, kneel, twist, bend, crouch, crawl and reach overhead. Requires ability to transfer patients and demonstrate appropriate exercise and activities to patients/caregivers. Possible exposure to hazardous chemicals, blood, and body fluids.

Education, Experience and Certifications
Associates Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) required. NC PTA license required. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required.

 

At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.

 

As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.

 

Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer

Company
Carolinas HealthCare
Posted
04/06/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Concord, North Carolina 28025, US