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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - PRN

Company: University Hospitals Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Beachwood
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

University Hospitals Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to be recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Best Rehabilitation Hospitals in 2021 and 2022! UH Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture between University Hospitals and LifePoint Health, bringing together the expertise of both world-class organizations. Our goal is to restore lives, helping patients regain their independence so they can return home. Our 50-bed, state-of-the-art acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital is dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced a variety of conditions - including Traumatic Brain Injury, Stoke, Spinal Cord Injury, and more! We make us of the most up to date Rehabilitation Technology available - including Ekso Skeletons, VR systems, and InMotion ARM - to help our patients achieve the best possible outcomes! Schedule: We operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Whether you're looking for a weekend only rotation, a day or two during the week, or both - we're willing to work with your schedule! JOB SUMMARY: The Physical Therapy Assistant functions under the direct supervision of the Physical Therapist and as directed by a licensed physician, is responsible for a specific patient's care. The PTA assumes responsibility and accountability for providing physical therapy modalities and treatment procedures as determined by a treatment plan established by a Physical Therapist in order to restore function and prevent disability following patient illness or injury. The PTA carries out these responsibilities in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies while maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Under guidance of supervising PT: Acquires pertinent information and implements comprehensive program using varied techniques and treatment activities; reviews and modifies treatment in response to changing patient needs; identifies equipment and discharge needs.
  • Is aware of patient injury/diagnosis and takes all necessary precautions for observing indications and contradictions.
  • Assists the patient in the preparation for treatment/modality as necessary.
  • Provides treatment to diverse diagnostic populations and completes supporting documentation according to hospital policy and State Practice Act.
  • Communicates collaborates with support personnel regarding treatment orders as directed by the supervising PT.
  • Applies the physical agents, therapeutic exercises or gait-training activates as outlined by the licensed PT, in the patient POC. Progresses patients in an appropriate manner when deemed necessary by the PT.
  • Conducts the class/group situations (stroke, SCI, BI) as appropriate.
  • Observes treatment affect, accomplishment of short and long term goals and recommends change to the supervising PT, if needed.
  • Completes timely and accurate documentation, including QI scoring, of patient treatment in the patient medical record as indicated
  • When necessary, instructs care giver/family members in home exercise program as related to the patient's functional and ambulatory status: discusses necessary equipment for the home situation.
  • Utilizes specialized equipment, testing procedures and/or advanced treatment techniques with appropriate competency
  • Other duties as assigned Qualifications
    • Current state licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
    • Previous experience in the care of patients preferred.
    • Current BLS/CPR.

Keywords: University Hospitals Rehabilitation Hospital, Cleveland , Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - PRN, Healthcare , Beachwood, Ohio

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