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Genesis Health System P.T. Assistant in Bettendorf, Iowa

Position Title: P.T. Assistant

Department: Physical Therapy - Davenport

Purpose: To assist physical therapists in providing treatment to homecare patients in a caring, professional and efficient manner. The assistant may provide treatment independently according to State of Iowa and Illinois practice guidelines. The assistant is responsible for assisting the therapist in reassessment.

Report To: Manager, Rehabilitation Services

Supervisory Responsibility: No Supervision: The job does not require the provision of guidance or supervision to others. There is no formal responsibility for directing others.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Patients, Families, and Significant Others


Education: Associate's Degree

Field Of Study: Physical Therapy

Special Training: Basic Life Support

Training Preferred:

Licensure/Registration: Licensure in Iowa or Illinois required at time of hire. License in the second state (Iowa or Illinois) required within 6 months of hire. Eligible for licensure in Illinois; Valid driver's license, Auto insurance-Genesis minimum limits required.

Experience: No experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Working Conditions: There is exposure to some undesirable or unpleasant environmental characteristics. The physical environment is generally safe and there is minimal health risk. No safety equipment or unusual precautions are required. Exposure to these conditions would be limited to 70% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes