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Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: Life Care Center of South Hill
Location: Puyallup
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Life Care Center of South Hill in Puyallup, Washington, is proud to have earned the 2020 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The award honors nursing homes across the nation for their excellence and commitment to improving quality of care for seniors. It is a mark of distinction reflecting on each of our associates and their spirit of teamwork. We are always looking for great talent to join our award-winning team as we reach for new heights! Position Summary: The PTA - Physical Therapy Assistant provides direct rehab care in physical therapy to patients upon physician referral under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist (PT) in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards. Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements: * Graduate of an accredited program in physical therapy (ASPT)* Currently registered/licensed in applicable State. Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment. * One (1) year experience in post acute care or related setting preferred * CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment. Specific Job Requirements: * Participates in community health matters/projects as appropriate * Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and e mail * Liaisons with patients, families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for patient needs * Demonstrate good body mechanics at all times * Make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action * Knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility * Implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department * Perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation * Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc. * Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information * Understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures * Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training Essential Functions: * Follow physical therapy treatment plans for patients under direction of the supervising PT * Chart appropriately and timely * Utilize therapy software appropriately and accurately * Exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients * Assist in the evacuation of patients * Demonstrate dependable, regular attendance * Concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment * Communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team * Sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours * Read, write, speak, and understand the English language An Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Life Care Center of South Hill, Seattle , Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Puyallup, Washington

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