Physical Therapist Assistant PTA
Company: Banner Health
Location: Sun City
Posted on: June 17, 2022
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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