Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant PRN

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Fort Worth, TX US
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Physical Therapy
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Texas Health Fort Worth

Texas Health Fort Worth is seeking to hire a PRN Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant to provide coverage for high volume and PTO.

Qualifications are as follows:

***Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant is required

***PTA-Physical Therapy Assistant is required
***BCLS-Basic Cardiac Life Support within 90 days of hire is required
***Lymphedema certification is STRONGLY preferred

*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 (as needed- high volume/PTO)

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

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.

•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

•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,

Entity Information:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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