Physical Therapy Assistant - PRN

Physical Therapy Assistant - PRN
About MedStar St. Mary's Hospital
Nestled in the waterside community of Leonardtown, Maryland, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is a full-service hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. With innovative technology and a dedication to excellence, our staff is committed to providing you and your family quality medical care with a compassionate touch. Whether you receive medical care, utilize rehabilitative therapy or participate in a community screening, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital places a priority on delivering a positive healthcare experience.
General Summary of Position:
The Physical Therapy Assistant is responsible for directing, modifying and administering the physical therapy modalities of treatment as supervised by the staff physical therapist. Administers treatments and physical agents as directed by the staff physical therapist, after the physical therapist has evaluated the patient. The PTA aids with the restoration of patient functioning to prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.
Minimum Qualifications

  • AA Degree from an accredited school.
  • Possesses and maintains license in the State of Maryland as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
  • BLS certification by end of introductory period

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Records and reports patient progress in consultation with Physical Therapist as specified by PT Practice Act.
  • Directs and aids the patients in therapeutic techniques, appropriate to patient needs, in accordance with PT practice guidelines.
  • Provides accurate billing information on the same day as services.
  • Coordinates patient care directly with the supervising Physical Therapist. Advises supervising Physical Therapist of any changes in patient condition or any alterations from the Rx plan in a timely manner.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to facility staff and members of the department.
  • Handles stressful situations with tact and poise.
  • Assists with patient care to ensure patients needs are met and MedStar St. Marys Hospital policies are followed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Strives to make good use of time during the work day by performing other duties needed, but not assigned.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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