Physical Therapist Assistant
Knightingale Health Services, LLC is a fresh, dedicated healthcare staffing company that specializes in temp-to-hire, locums, and direct hire opportunities in healthcare staffing for local, state and federal hospitals nationwide. We strive to hire the best possible registered nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals for our clients while building long-lasting relationships with our candidates!
We are currently seeking a qualified Physical Therapist Assistant for a Hospital in a Government Facility
Specialty: Physical Therapy
Shift: 8 Hour Days
The Physical Therapy Assistant provides care for our nations active duty service members, their families, and retirees. The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) is a full-time position, 80 hours per two weeks, 8 hour day shifts, Sun – Sat, between 7: 30AM to 4: 30PM. Full benefits, including 17 days paid vacation/sick leave and 10 paid Federal holidays.
- Provide guidance, mentor-ship and tutelage to fellow PTA’ s, Physical Therapy/Occupational Technicians, Physical Therapy/Occupational intern students.
- Performs weekend on-call coverage in the inpatient setting per clinic mission requirements.
- Provides direct therapeutic care to a diverse patient population with a variety of patient diagnoses to include but not limited to: TBI, orthopedic, podiatric, neurological, neuromuscular disorders, burns, ambulatory and no ambulatory patients.
- Performs a wide range of PTA duties requiring practical knowledge of physical therapy, evidence-based medicine and data collection to perform specific aspects of evaluations and interventions.
- The PTA works under the clinical supervision of a Physical Therapist (PT), PT NCOIC, or PM Flight Chief. The PTA independently performs day-to-day duties with the supervisor providing oversight and guidance on the nature of therapeutic activities and the rehabilitation program.
- Under the direction of the PT, the PTA coordinates, and administers diverse physical therapy programs for wounded, ill and injured service members, as well as other beneficiaries, with a wide range of physical and behavioral health diagnoses and disabilities.
- The PTA provide interpretation of PT’ s findings to initiate care, considering patients, neurological, surgical, sensory, respiratory, cardiac status, gait ability, posture, age, and general health.
- Determines the length of patient treatment period and makes recommendations for the various modalities of physical therapy, as prescribed, to include hydrotherapy, ultrasound, soft-tissue massage, electrotherapy, therapeutic exercise, and inpatient care duties.
- The PTA follows a patient progressive treatment plan to restore and maintain range of motion, strength, endurance, coordination, relaxation as well as promote healing, pain relief and improvement of functional independence.
- The PTA administers physical therapy treatment programs requiring a multifaceted approach determined by the patient’ s physical and mental conditions, which draws upon the use of both standard and nonstandard treatment procedures.
- Interpersonal skills are utilized in patient instruction, education, motivation, and coordination with physical therapy staff and the patient’ s families, to ensure compliance with stated therapeutic goals. Care involves a general knowledge in several areas of therapy, i.E. Vestibular, post-surgical orthopedic patients, medical patients, neurological patients, poly trauma patients, and post myocardial infarction patients.
- Instruct patients in the use and care of prosthetics, including gait training and related exercise programs.
- Exercise responsibility for the comfort and well-being of patients.
- Determine treatment objectives, judges whether the treatment is causing an adverse effect on other conditions not under treatment.
- Conducts therapy studies to track impact on patients, long and short-term effects of different types of therapy, and appropriateness of a specific therapy.
- Maintains patient treatment records by writing reports covering initial evaluation of patients, patient progress, and treatment determination.
- Assists with transfer or follow-up care of patients in this or other medical facilities, by annotating progress and coordination with the appropriate department.
- Shares technical expertise with other therapy assistants, physical therapy students and other interdisciplinary team members.
- Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to make recommendations for the patient s rehabilitation and reintegration needs.
- Participates in instructional programs, as directed by the PT, to include teaching other personnel in sound, proper methods of physical therapy treatment.
- Documents information related to all patient’ s care in accordance with guidelines from the American Physical Therapy Association, The Joint Commission, current military protocols and as directed by the supervisor.
- Completes required data collection for workload management, analysis, research studies and prepares statistical reports as required. Participates in peer reviews (quality assurance).
- Assists in maintenance of supply levels and determination of supply needs.
- Attends pertinent meetings as requested by the supervisory therapist and/or clinic director.
- Coordinates and prioritizes own time in relation to overlapping demands of administrative duties and patient treatment.
- Ensures proper and timely documentation of patient care IAW DoD and professional standards. Conducts required clinical and non-clinical administrative responsibilities, and maintains patient care records IAW APTA, TJC, AAAHC, and local policy standards.
- Manages priorities and deadlines to ensure temporal, quantity, and quality demands of workload are met. Monitors access to care and employs electronic systems, software programs, and databases for patient care documentation and administrative responsibilities.
- Fit patients for, adjust, and train patients in the use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (PTA):
- Associates Degree. Graduate from a college or university accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
- Minimum of two years of experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant. A minimum of 12 months of orthopedic full-time experience within the last 24 months as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
- Licensure/Registration: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a physical therapy assistant or possess current certification as a physical therapy assistant/technician as determined by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
- Possess and maintain Basic Life Support certification.
- Computer skill competency test required.
- U.S. Citizen (required for access to Government computer systems)
FOR IMMEDIATE Assistance and a faster response please TEXT:
Troy Franklin 407-574-2161 or Danielle Galvan : Main Line: 407.574.2143
ONLY if you meet ALL the requirements above and you would like to expedite the process, please start by emailing me your updated resume/CV showing you possess the experience.
Or if you have questions regarding the opportunity, please text me a day and time you are available in order for me to prescreen you ensuring you meet the qualifications.
***Our team can conduct a screening on the same day you apply and if you commit to the opportunity after the screening process, we then can submit your profile to the facility on the same day as well!
You can check our website for more details: www.knightingalehealth.com
Knightingale Health Services does not discriminate in employment based off of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Salary: From $30.00 per hour
- Vision insurance
- Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Weekend availability
Supplemental pay types:
- Signing bonus
Ability to commute/relocate:
- California: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
- CPR Certification (Preferred)
- Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (Required)
Work Location: In person