Jul 06, 2022

Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center
  • Lanham, MD 20706, USA
Physical Therapy

Job Description

Position Objective:

Provides therapeutic treatments to patients, pediatric to geriatric, according to departmental standards and only under the direction of a Physical Therapist. Utilizes only methods and procedures within the scope of the practice of limited physical therapy, and documents same according to departmental standards.

Essential Job Duties:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  1. Conducts Physical Therapy treatments using a variety of appropriate treatment techniques and documents according to established departmental policies and procedures.
  2. Participate in department or hospital initiative for the community as appropriate.
  3. Demonstrates the ability and required competencies to cross cover by treating patients with a variety of diagnoses in various units.
  4. Participates in departmental process improvement initiatives (huddle, metrics, and innovative ideas).
  5. Meets departmental productivity standards and completes productivity logs in a timely manner.
  6. Participates in quality and patient safety initiatives, engaging in excellent customer service practices, including but not limited to, following ICARE.
  7. Actively participates in interdisciplinary meetings, departmental in-service activities and/or evidence based journal article review; conducts in-services for AAMC-funded continuing education courses in a timely manner.
  8. Immediately discontinues any treatment procedure which appears to be harmful to the patient and notifies the supervising physical therapist.
  9. Consults with and serves as a resource for physicians, nursing staff, and other clinicians to increase knowledge of Physical Therapy and to identify the need for Physical Therapy services for patients of all ages.
  10. Functions as Supervisor in the absence of the Physical Therapy Supervisor, as designated.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
  • Previous acute care experience; however, new graduates will be considered depending on current departmental staffing.

Required License/Certifications:

  • Current license to practice Limited Physical Therapy by the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners of Maryland.
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS CPR certification.

Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:

There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.

Physical Demands – Heavy lifting

Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.