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Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

at Select Medical

Posted: 8/22/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 106795
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  • Job ID
    106795
    Location
    US-AL-Birmingham
    Experience (Years)
    1
    Category
    Therapy - Physical Therapist Assistant
    Street Address
    2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive, 3rd Flr
    Company
    Select Specialty Hospital
    Position Type
    Per Diem
  • Overview

    Critical Illness Recovery Hospital

    Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

    Who we are:

    At Select Specialty/Regency Hospitals, a division of Select Medical, we care for chronically and critically ill or post-ICU patients who require extended hospital care. Select Medical employs over 48,000 people across the country and provides quality care to approximately 70,000 patients each and every day across our four divisions.

    Our mission is to provide an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment. Each employee plays a vital role in doing that by living our cultural behaviors - celebrating success, owning the future, being patient-centered, creating change, thinking first and building trust.

    Do you love the challenge of working with medically complex patients? Do you thrive on collaboration? Are you committed to delivering an excellent patient experience? If you answered 'yes', consider an opportunity with us.

    Responsibilities

    Your responsibilities:

    We are looking for valued employees who will be Champions of the Select Medical Way, which includes putting the patient first, helping to improve quality of life for the community in which you live and work, continuing to develop and welcome new ideas, providing high-quality care and doing well by doing what is right.

    You will assist directly and indirectly with the delivery of Physical Therapy services to include transportation, therapeutic exercises, and functional activities as outlined by treatment plan and in accordance with state practice guidelines.

    • Implementing treatment goals, plans, and programs as established by the Physical Therapist.
    • Assisting the Physical Therapist in carrying out the following therapeutic interventions designed to meet the patients’ long term goals: Posture training, strengthening exercise, endurance/cardiac training, balance exercises, coordination exercises, joint mobility and muscle lengthening, pain relief, functional skills training and community re-entry training.
    • Training patients in locomotion using orthotics, prosthetics, or assistive devices such as canes, crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs.
    • Demonstrating use of gait, belt, and safety awareness, as well as demonstrating proper guarding techniques.
    • Ordering and instructing patients in the use of prescribed equipment.

    Qualifications

    How you will be successful in this environment:

    You will demonstrate an understanding of patient needs, ensuring that each patient feels informed and understood, as well as heard. You are passionate about providing superior quality care and you are an inventive problem solver who thrives in a dynamic environment.

    • You have a current licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA).
    • Possessing a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
    • Critical Care experience in a hospital setting is a plus!
    • Having a positive, compassionate and customer-service oriented attitude.

    Additional Data

    Your benefits as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA):

    Select Medical strives to provide our employees with a solid work-life balance, as we understand that happy employees have both fulfilling careers and meaningful lives beyond our doors.

    • The opportunity to care for complex, critically ill patients in a compassionate environment.
    • An extensive and thorough 6-week orientation program.
    • Work jointly with an interdisciplinary team, consisting of registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and physicians to assist patients in regaining their independence.
    • Develop collaborative relationships with patients and their families.
    • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness Days (EID).
    • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; Life insurance; Prescription coverage.
    • A 401(k) retirement plan with company match.
    • Short and Long Term Disability.
    • Personal and Family Medical Leave.

    We'd love for you to join our team!

    EOE