PTA Physical Therapy Assistant Full Time Days Desert Regional Medical Center GENERAL DUTIES:Support and assist the development of the Rehabilitation Program area(s) assigned and for the provision of physical therapy services. Rehabilitation Services at Desert Regional Medical Center may include the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and recreational therapy to patients on Acute units, Acute Rehab, the Skilled Nursing Facility, and in the Out-Patient Program. These programs provide services to include wound care, orthopedic, medical, medical-surgical, and neuro-rehab. Physical therapy services will be provided to infants, children, adolescents, adults and the geriatric population as indicated by qualified therapists. The therapist will be involved in multidisciplinary case conferences and discharge planning for patients of all ages treated at Desert Regional Medical Center. DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES: • Able to follow and implement plan of treatment under the supervision of the PT to ensure timely provision of Physical Therapy services. Responsible for cost efficiency and quality of rehab services provided.• Demonstrated competence through direct observation during assessment, treatment and care of patients as evidenced by the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the patient’s needs as it relates to age-specific criteria, knowledge of growth and development, and the understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients, as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.• Attend 1 outside seminar, which may include healthcare related college curriculum. Provide 1 educational inservice to peers per Seminar attended.• Document accurately, clearly, legibly, timely (the day and time of treatment) within the scope of practice. This will include evaluations, progress notes, reports and calls to Physicians, prescription updates, checking for authorization approvals prior to treatment and accurate charges, completing all necessary chart information to ensure accurate information for care and reimbursement. Therapists will attend and participate in care plan, daily, weekly and, discharge planning meetings and rounds as required on the unit served.• Consistently completes all necessary and required documentation as it pertains TJC guidelines • Independent peer review of random patient charts to ensure/document adherence to scope of practice in regards to documentation.• Develop education/communication system for continued documentation accuracy department wide.• Collaborates with peers and subordinates in a professional manner.• Meet productivity standard for primary cost center.• Proactively assists in other rehab departments (those not your primary cost center) to ensure overall decrease in overtime/registry usage.• Give at least one inservice on issues pertaining to rehabilitation to improve the clinical strength of the department and impact program development.• Provide two or more inservices in regards to pertinent patient related information to expand knowledge base of staff and enhance/expand department programs.• Actively pursue courses to increase knowledge in area of need for hospital.• Promote quality patient care by monitoring and implementing change through the Performance Improvement Program.• Actively participate on hospital-wide interdepartmental programs to implement change on issues reflected on the PI Plan.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:Required: Valid California Physical Therapy Assistant license OR Documentation of eligibility for valid California Physical Therapy Assistant license Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS Required (maintain current at all times) Preferred:Experienced in the supervision of PTA’s and Rehab Aides1 Year experience as a licensed Physical Therapist AssistantJob: Physical TherapyPrimary Location: Palm Springs, CaliforniaHospital Location: Desert Regional Medical CenterJob Type: Full-timeShift Type: Days Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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