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Physical Therapy Assistant

Ensign Therapy - West Bend, IA
Position: Physical Therapy Assistant

Location: West Bend, IA

Job Id: 2309-IA PRN
# of Openings: 1




Physical Therapy Assistant - PRN

West Bend Care Center - West Bend, Iowa


About the Opportunity:

West Bend Care Center is a busy skilled nursing facility with 57 beds and growing. The West Bend team is a strong community partner working to provide excellent care and expand services to the neighboring communities. We seek a per diem PTA to help us grow our programs and build an excellent in-house therapy team. We offer very competitive pay and ongoing professional development opportunities.

West Bend Care Center receives support from Ensign Services who provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 200 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. Ensign culture has come to life in these facility teams and is evident in the ownership, passion, and celebration found in their departments every day. In addition, Ensign culture has fostered an environment where therapists have an unprecedented level of freedom to create and implement the programs that will best serve their patients and communities.

Duties:
Treat patients as directed by the Physical Therapist and adhere to facility documentation guidelines
Record treatments given and progress notes in medical record
Assist in maintaining department
Participate in Patient Care and Rehabilitation Conferences
Assist with cleaning and maintenance of treatment area
Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans
Participate in training programs for other staff in the facility
Record treatment charges per the facility policy and procedures
Instruct patient's families or nursing staff in maintenance program

Requirements:

Although prior therapy experience is preferred, we place a high value on intelligence, drive and willingness to learn and grow, making this an excellent opportunity for an exceptional new graduate who is willing to work hard and make him or herself an indispensable member of our team. The right individual will be committed to providing the superior service levels that our patients and residents need and expect.

Experience/Qualifications:

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant

New graduates are welcome

Desired Skills:
Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process
Superior interpersonal communication skills
Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide
Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice
Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity
Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to make a constructive impact on organizational excellence
Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.