Per Diem Physical Therapy Assistant
Company: Baystate Medical Center
Posted on: June 21, 2022
Summary: Under the direction of a licensed physical therapist,
performs a variety of physical therapy activities to assist in the
treatment of patients. Executes plans of care established by a
physical therapist and communicates changes in patient status in a
timely manner. Participates in program planning and supervision of
student interns. Assists Level I and Level II PTAs and takes on
additional responsibilities as the job requires. Adheres to
standards of practice and follows policy and procedures to ensure
safe and effective patient treatments and functional outcomes.
Incumbent is expected to perform other similar duties as assigned.
Management has the right to change or add to the job
responsibilities at any time.Job Responsibilities: 1) Provides
treatment and follows up clients on an inpatient, outpatient basis.
Provides age-appropriate care to patients as assigned. Demonstrated
knowledge of developmental stages for the following age groups
(infant/child, adolescence, adult and older, geriatrics) .2)
Applies treatment plan to patients within established procedures
and time frames, as determined by each discipline.3) Completes
necessary documentation to comply with professional standards
department procedures for initial consult, progress notes, clinical
conference notes, and dictate reports4) Provides information to
patients, families, caregivers, and other health care personnel
involved with patient management5) Completes department operational
procedures, including scheduling, billing, equipment usage,
time-off requests and caseload coverage assignments.6) Demonstrates
relevant knowledge and application of clinical skills in treatment
of patients.7) Meets productivity expectations as determined by the
department standards.8) Maintains safe and clean working
environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control
policies and protocols9) Conveys information obtained from
continuing education programs to staff by developing and conducting
in-service training programs. Achieve specialty certification.
Presents/leads/proposes research relation to professional field.
Takes lead in community-based programs/affairs.10) Assists with
on-the-job orientation and training for student interns11)
Professional involvement will include acting as a
preceptor/instructor, lead or co-lead a committee of a rehab or
related professional internal or external organization.12) Use
clinical experience to contribute to protocols, algorithm and
standards of practice.13) Mentors or develops programs with
physicians or physician groups.14) Leads the development
maintenance of programs, departmental reports, initiatives and/or
actions plans.Required Work Experience: 1) 5 years experience as
PTA2) Successfully meet career ladder requirements for Level
IIIPreferred Work Experience: 1) None ListedSkills and
Competencies: 1) High-Level PTA skills, Physiological Knowledge,
Health Promotion and Maintenance, Creating a Safe, Effective
Environment, Motivating Others, Legal Compliance, Quality Focus,
Bedside Manner, Clinical Skills, Pain Management, Persistence,
Energy LevelYou Belong At BaystateAt Baystate Health we know that
treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates
respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an
organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we
advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.DIVERSE TEAMS.
DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.Education:Associates of
Science: Physical Therapy (Required)Certifications:Basic Life
Support - American Heart Association, Physical Therapy Assistant -
OtherEqual Employment Opportunity EmployerBaystate Health is an
Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status,
national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or
protected veteran status.
Keywords: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield , Per Diem Physical Therapy Assistant, Healthcare , Springfield, Massachusetts
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