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Physical Therapy Assistant, SR- Days, MHW IP: Inpatient Rehabilitation

Company: Memorial Healthcare System
Location: Pembroke Pines
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Summary:

Under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, provides physical therapy services.

Detailed responsibilities:

  • Implements treatment plan developed by supervising therapist using appropriate modalities. Seeks consultation as necessary.
  • Monitors patient's responses to the treatment plan. Regularly communicates patient progress and recommends possible goal revisions to the physical therapist.
  • Communicates patient status and recommendations to care team.
  • Documents services provided and patient response/progress.
  • Educates the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits. Provides information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and community resource programs.
  • Assists with patient discharge planning.
  • May assume responsibility for student supervision.

Competencies and skills:

Essential:

  • STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
  • RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.
  • DOCUMENTATION: Provides written/electronic record of details of patient care as appropriate to position, certification and skills.
  • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: Communicates effectively with various audiences using the most appropriate method for the situation.
  • PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems.
  • PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"
  • CLINICAL POLICIES AND STANDARDS: Applies knowledge of clinical standards, policies, and procedures relevant to function and organization.

Education:

Essential:

  • Accredited Program

Credentials:

Essential:

  • BLS Certification
  • Physical Therapy Assistant License - FL

Education equivalent experience:

Essential:

  • Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program.

Other information:

Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Required Work Experience: No prior work experience required.

Organizational Profile:

Memorial Hospital West opened in 1992 with 100 beds to serve the growing population of western Broward. Today, the hospital has 384 beds and is one of the busiest and most technologically advanced in the region.

Memorial Hospital West's many respected specialty programs include:

  • Medical and Surgical Services
  • Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments
  • Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute
  • Memorial Cancer Institute
  • Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, including Broward County's first adult inpatient autologous transplant unit
  • Memorial Neuroscience Institute
  • Memorial Rehabilitation Institute
  • Bariatric/Weight-Loss Surgery Program
  • The Family Birthplace
  • Women's Services

Truven Health Analytics and Modern Healthcare magazine named Memorial Hospital West one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals in 2013 and 2014 - and the hospital has been consistently recognized by The Leapfrog Group with an "A" Ranking for Patient Safety.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.

Keywords: Memorial Healthcare System, Pembroke Pines , Physical Therapy Assistant, SR- Days, MHW IP: Inpatient Rehabilitation, Other , Pembroke Pines, Florida

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