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UnityPoint Health Certified Physical Therapy Assistant PRN in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint Health

Sioux City

PRN

The Physical Therapist Assistant functions as an integral part of the rehabilitation team and has a responsibility for evaluation and treating patients requiring services associated with physical therapy. The Physical Therapist Assistant is expected to communicate with the physical therapist regarding the patients treatment and progress and deliver service consistent with policies and procedures governing the delivery of patient care by the Rehabilitation Department, State Licensure and Code of Ethics standards.

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

  • Performs treatment/intervention as outlined by supervising Physical Therapist to gain expected outcomes based on patient/client goals including a collaborative approach with patient/family and health care team.

  • Utilizes of appropriate Physical Therapy interventions to produce desired outcomes.

  • Utilizes of appropriate documentation and billing to communicate progress and status to physicians, other healthcare professionals and third party reimbursement.

  • Works within supervision guidelines of a Physical Therapist Assistant in accordance to state licensure laws.

  • Utilizes critical thinking maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

  • Able to demonstrate the necessary skills and competencies of a physical therapist assistant.

  • Keeps work area and equipment clean and orderly by maintaining and practicing hospital and departmental policies and procedures regarding safety and infection control.

Development & Patient Education

  • Performs as a member of the Rehabilitation Department through joint interventions, communication and quality assurance programs and meetings.

  • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance therapy practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

  • Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient/family needs including age, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.

  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential and actual concerns immediately.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

Education:

  • Graduate of an Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program

  • Completion of four hours of stroke education prior to the end of orientation and annually

License(s)/Certification(s):

  • Current licensure in good standing to practice in the state of Iowa

  • Must possess and maintain current BLS certification or obtain certification within three months from date of hire.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

  • Multicultural sensitivity

  • Basic Computer skills

  • Customer/patient focused.

Requisition ID: 2020-72764

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: Rehab-I/P Hospital- SLRMC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.01

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Weekends (Minimum 3 days every 4 months - Saturday and/or Sunday), Weekdays as needed/available

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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