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Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant

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Job ID: 70987
Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Facility/Division: Nash UNC Health Care
Status: Per Diem
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary:
The Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (LPTA) implements treatment plans developed and supervised by a licensed Physical Therapist, and provides input regarding patient’s response to treatment and progress, in an attempt to prevent disability following disease/injury, while helping the patient reach his/her maximum performance while learning to live within the limits of his/her capabilities.


Responsibilities:
1. Diagnostic Testing - Administers basic & complex diagnostic tests and evaluations in the area of Physical Therapy for the treatment of mobility disorders and related impairments
2. Education - Teach & supervise graduate Physical Therapy students and/or clinical fellows/residents. Develops or contributes to innovative programs to enhance patient care. Serves as resource consultant to other clinicians in respective specialty area.
3. Evaluation of Care - Analyzes results of diagnostic and or therapeutic testing to establish patient goals and or modify subsequent treatment programs. Identifies expected patient outcomes. Communicates relevant information to promote continuity of care.
4. Implementation-- Selects and applies current and advanced techniques to provide quality and efficient rehabilitative services. Provides habilitation/rehabilitation and maintenance of persons with mobility related impairments. Organizes and prioritizes care according to patient/family needs.
5. Outreach/Community Involvement-Serves as resource to North Carolina government departments and statewide health professionals in specialty areas. Presents at local (university/hospital) or state level, participates in community health screening and events. Participates in the development of new clinical programs to meet emerging needs in conjunction with the clinical specialist and/or department director.
6. Participation - Contributes to quality of clinical services through attendance and participation in departmental meetings and in-services.
7. Quality-Contributes to quality of clinical services through maintenance of valid & reliable records of patient procedures & progress. Participates in quality improvement initiatives with the clinical specialist and other healthcare professionals. Participates in continuous quality improvement efforts in conjunction with the department director.

Other information:
1. Graduation from an accredited program for Physical Therapy Assistants.
2. Current North Carolina license to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
3. Current BCLS certification.


Job Details

Legal Employer: Nash Hospitals

Entity: Nash UNC Health Care

Organization Unit: NDH Therapy Services

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week: 8.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: NASH HC

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


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