PeaceHealth Physical Therapy Assistant - Acute Therapy in Vancouver, Washington
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is seeking a Physical Therapy Assistant - Acute Therapy for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. Hourly compensation starts at $25.78, more depending on experience.
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.
*Hiring bonus and relocation assistance may be available**
Vancouver, Washington – look any direction and the scenery is astounding! Snow-capped mountains, nationally protected evergreen forests, the waterfall-laced Columbia River gorge, and rugged Pacific-coast beaches – all within a short 90-minute drive. The northwest is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts. And against that magnificent backdrop, Vancouver and neighboring Portland, Oregon offer all the best amenities of city living. What makes our area so special? A thriving arts scene, varied professional sports teams, unique neighborhoods, and a wealth of diverse culinary destinations.
PeaceHealth’s community of health care professionals in the Vancouver area include PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, a 450-bed tertiary-level hospital with complete services, and PeaceHealth Medical Group, a multi-specialty group serving communities throughout Clark County.
Responsible for carrying out the physical therapy plan of care, toward patient-specific goals, under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Provides treatment to restore function, prevent disability and assist patients to achieve optimal levels of functional status. Provides oversight to students in following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served; provides supervision to therapy aides and volunteers. Works as part of a patient care team toward the best outcomes for the patient.
What you will do:
Under the supervision of the physical therapist, provides skilled physical therapy services to patients and skilled education/instruction to patients and caregivers according to the plan of treatment.
Completes documentation accurately, timely, according to regulatory and state licensure requirements, and within professional standards.
Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients. May act as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.
Mentors and provides oversight to therapy aides. Provides clinical instruction and training to physical therapy assistant students.
Recommends and participates in development of new services and programs, quality improvement and monitoring activities.
Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
What you bring:
Graduate of a Physical Therapy Assistant associate degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education required.
Specific experience in setting as described by the position posting
Current Physical Therapy Assistant license from the State Physical Therapy Licensing Board in Washington
Current American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
Ability to assess patients’ conditions and exercise independent judgment
SOUTHWEST PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:
Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
Ability to lift objects weighing over 80 lbs.
Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation, or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).
Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day.
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