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Physical Therapist Assistant PTA

Company: Banner Health
Location: Sun City
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Sun City, ArizonaDepartment Name:Thrpy-Acute-HospWork Shift:DayJob Category:Clinical CareHealth care is constantly changing, and at Banner Health, we are at the front of that change. We are leading health care to make the experience the best it can be. We want to change the lives of those in our care - and the people who choose to take on this challenge.As a Physical Therapist Assistant at Banner Boswell Medical Center, you will bring your experience and passion for healthcare to our team. We want you to have the opportunity to build relationships with diverse populations with the goal of making an impact on your patients and their families. You will be an active and engaged change agent; dedicated to safe, kind, effective, efficient, evidenced-based and high quality clinical care, outcome focused and solution oriented. If changing healthcare for the better sounds like something you want to be part of, we want to hear from you! Apply today.The Banner Boswell Inpatient Rehabilitation Services Department (acute care-hospital) provides Therapy Services (PT/OT/ST) to hospital inpatients, observation patients, behavioral health patients and outpatients in the ED. Therapy services are vital to patient outcomes, patient experience and efficiency/utilization to ensure proper throughput. Our Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) provide direct patient care under the supervision of a Physical Therapist (PT) through skilled interventions that assist with discharge planning, throughput, and successful patient outcomes. The primary focus is to restore functional mobility, improve strength/balance while promoting functional independence and safety following injury, surgery, or serious illness. By providing skilled interventions with our patients, PTAs enable PTs to work at the top of their licensure by freeing them up to complete more evaluations, collaborate with discharge planning and assist with timely throughput. On average, our PTAs provide skilled services to 8-12 patients per day in an 8-hour day.This is a full-time, benefited position:32 hours per week with one weekend day required.Enjoy a $3/hour weekend differential for any Saturday or Sunday shift covered. We also offer flexible scheduling with this incredible opportunity!Since 1970, Banner Boswell Medical Center has provided exceptional care to the people in the northwest area of metropolitan Phoenix. Today, our 501-bed acute-care hospital is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals and offers a full range of acute care services, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurology, surgery, rehabilitation, emergency, stroke, intensive care, pulmonary, urology, wound management and sleep disorders. We've earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. We're also in the nation's top five percent for preventing mortality and complications.POSITION 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.

CORE FUNCTIONS
1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. This position has responsibility for interacting with all levels of staff in a variety of departments, physicians, patients, families, and external contacts such as employees of other health care institutions, community providers and agencies concerning the health care of the patient. Also interacts with the physician offices in order to report, requires or clarify information.

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. Employees working for Banner Home Care/Hospice or Boswell Skilled Nursing Facility must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

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.

Keywords: Banner Health, Sun City , Physical Therapist Assistant PTA, Healthcare , Sun City, Arizona

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