Physical Therapist Assistant - ST

Olympia, Washington

Category: Allied

Contract - Full Time

Job ID: 784613

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $13 / Hour

Posted Date: 5/20/2024

Olympia, Washington

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Allied

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

Contract - Full Time

Est. Pay: $13 / Hour

Job ID: 784613

Posted Date: 5/20/2024

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$35.00 / HR (Local Pay) OR $1,700 / Week (Travel Pay)

The Physical Therapy Assistant provides physical therapyservices including treatment, implementation and documentation under thedirection of the Physical Therapist and in accordance with the physician’s planof care.

Essential Duties andResponsibilities:

  • Provides physicaltherapy according to the direction and supervision of the Physical Therapistand in accordance with the physician’s plan of care according to stateregulations
  • Treats individuals to help relieve pain, develops orrestores function, and maintains Amergisum functional mobility and performance
  • Continues to assess the client’s living environment forbarriers, safety risks and equipment needs
  • Directs and aids clients in active, passive and resistivetherapeutic exercises, muscle re- education, functional gait and balancetraining, transfer activities, and prosthetic training
  • Instructs care and use of assistive mobility devices, bracesand prosthetic or orthotic devices
  • Utilizes physical agents, including but not limited to heat,cold, water, light, electricity, ultrasound and massage
  • Cleans and maintains equipment used in the field inaccordance with manufactures directions and per policy
  • Instructs and educates individual, family, and/or caregiversin the use of and care of therapeutic appliances
  • Reports reaction(s) to treatment or change(s) in conditionto physician and Physical Therapist
  • Identifies individual and family/caregiver needs for othersupportive services and notifies Physical Therapist
  • Maintains communication with the company and other personnelcaring for the client to assure that their efforts effectively complement eachother and support the objectives outlined in the plan of care
  • Prepares and submits clinical progress-summaries based onthe progress toward goals and responses to treatment
  • Participates in discharge planning
  • Provides/submits accurate and timely documentation that isconsistent with the plan of care
  • Complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws andregulations regarding professional standards and practice standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in thestate of practice
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Physical TherapyAssistant
  • One (1) year of prior professional Physical TherapyAssistant experience preferred
  • Complies with all relevant professional standards ofpractice 
  • Participation and completion of Amergis’ Competency programwhen applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable
  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable 
  • Current Health certificate (per contract or stateregulation) 
  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements 
  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable tojob site 
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAArequirements  
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to andfrom appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors,co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in theEnglish language is required
  • Computer proficiency required 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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