Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (PRN)

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Location:
Fort Worth, TX US
Job ID:
99681
Department:
Phys/Rehab Thrpy
Area of Interest:
Physical Therapy
Job Type:
PRN
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Southwest

Qualifications/Duties:
Minimum Education Requirements:
Completion of a Physical Therapy Assistant program

Minimum Licensure Requirements:
Texas (Physical Therapy Assistant License)
CPR certification or certification within 60 days from Hire Date

Minimum Skill Requirements:
Good verbal and written communication skills in English
Problem-solving ability
Ability to teach others
Time management skills
Good interpersonal and customer service skills

Work Hours/Schedule: PRN, Weekdays and occasional weekends (Acute).

Work Setting/Location: Acute Care at Texas Health Southwest & Clearfork; Outpatient at THSW

Essential Duties:
Patient Assessment/Plan of Care
•Obtain/verify physician order for therapy and validate for appropriateness.
•Review available medical records and obtain pertinent medical history from therapist documentation and patient report.
•Ensure that patient has given informed consent to treatment.
•Identify problems that need further assessment by therapist and possible change to treatment plan.
•Identify patient accomplishment of goals and report to therapist that goals need to be updated or revised.
•Follow plan for care, or appropriate therapeutic intervention to achieve stated goals.
•Participate in discharge planning for patient.
•Demonstrates competence in the performance of individualized care based on age specific needs.

Patient Treatment
•Uses therapeutic treatment techniques appropriate to patient age and desire for treatment.
•Performs treatment procedures that are within the scope of the professional license.
•Performs/delegates technical procedures appropriately and safely.
•Utilizes a variety of treatment techniques to achieve goals, if necessary.
•Determine patient response to treatment and evaluate progress (reassessment).
•Educates patient and family through instruction, demonstration, or appropriate handouts in treatment plan, safety issues, home programs/self management and assistive equipment.
•Patient safety maintained throughout treatment
•Communicates with physicians and other healthcare personnel as appropriate regarding patient care issues
•Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient treatment and individualizes care based on age specific needs.

Accountability
•Patient goals achieved within established time frames
•Patient/family demonstrates understanding of treatment
•Equipment operated in a safe manner
•Emergency situations responded to efficiently and effectively
•Appropriate infection control measures used with each patient
•Two patient identifiers used when providing patient care
•Maintains acceptable level of customer satisfaction from patients, physicians, coworkers and other departments
•Cultural/religious beliefs are considered in delivery of care. Identifies physiologic and developmental normal for patient’s age
•Speaks distinctly if patient has hearing loss
•Adult-provides information and instruction at a level of understanding appropriate to comprehension level of the patient.
•Adolescents-encourages questions regarding fears, included in care decisions with involvement of parents.
•Elderly-entity specific competency Pediatric-entity specific competency

Documentation
•Documents all aspects of assessment and plan of care in accordance with departmental, JCAHO, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines.
•Documents all aspects of each treatment session in accordance with departmental, JCAHO, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines.
•Accurately submits patient charges and records procedures according to departmental policy.
•Documents assessments of education needs, education provided, and patient understanding of education provided in accordance with departmental, JCAHO, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines.
•Completes discharge summary for each patient in accordance with departmental, JCAHO, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines.
•All documentation is completed within established time frame.
•Accurate timely documentation and reporting of unusual occurrences, on the job injuries, and medical device
malfunctioning. •Completes required documentation tools for outpatients and for specialty units/programs (i.e. Lysholme, MDS, staffing reports, etc.)

Participates in strategies to meet business initiatives and unit/team, program, and department specific goals and targets


Entity Information:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 222-bed full-service facility that includes surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, which has been serving Tarrant County residents since 1987, has 1,100 employees, 120 volunteers, and more than 600 physicians on its medical staff. The hospital is a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by American Nurses Credentialing Center, a designated UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine specialty center and has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the AARC.  We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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