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Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - OLGMC Physical Therapy - PRN

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description: This job assumes responsibility for and provides routine treatment as assigned according to plan of are provided by a licensed Physical Therapist. Provides direct patient care after the patient has been evaluated by a licensed Physical Therapist and documents patient progress in daily progress notes and/or summaries to physicians. Education Required -Associate's degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program Work Experience Required - None. Certifications Required - Current Physical Therapy Assistant license in the state of practice or eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity from another stateBasic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboardStrong organizational skillsGood interpersonal skills Job DutiesPerforms physical therapy treatments as prescribed by the physician under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.Communicates and documents any changes in patient's status and informs therapist of patient's reassessment.Maintains patient records according to documentation standards, policies and procedures. Participates in staff and committee projects. Achieves established productivity levels set forth by administration.May be required to educate and train others within discipline.Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style. Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Physical and Environmental Demands The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Mechanical lifting devices (e.g. carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.Must be able to stoop, bend, reach, squat, crawl and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases. Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, Lafayette , Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - OLGMC Physical Therapy - PRN, Healthcare , Lafayette, Louisiana

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