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Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: College Station
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

CHI St. Joseph Health - College Station/Bryan TX Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities in Bryan College Station Brenham Hearne Navasota Caldwell Madisonville and Bellville. With the area's only Level II Trauma Center the first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley; CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region. As an integrated healthcare system CHI St. Joseph Health includes a comprehensive network of over 100 employed providers including primary care physicians specialists and advanced practice clinicians. The network includes more than 20 ambulatory clinics featuring primary care a freestanding Emergency Room Express Clinics and imaging and diagnostic services.
Performs components of physical therapy procedures and related tasks selected by a supervising physical therapist; assist physical therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Administers therapeutic exercises and physical therapy modalities according to the physical therapy plan of care2. Instructs, motivates and Assists patients to learn and improve functional activity, such as pre-ambulation, transfer, ambulation and daily living activities3. Observes patients during treatments, Assesses, and compiles data on patients' responses to treatments and progress and reports verbally or in writing to the physical therapist; may communicate updates to physicians4. Fit patients for, adjusts, and trains patients in the use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, walkers and wheelchairs5. May perform clerical duties6. Promotes and Supports positive and professional customer service, while interacting with clients, guests and hospital personnel. Works collaboratively with all members of the interdisciplinary team, other departments and disciplines to assure patients and customer's needs are met in a timely manner. Encourages the active participation of the patient and/or family in goal setting and patient/family training/education7. Provides positive and constructive feedback to enhance departmental operations. Completes all necessary documentation as outlined by departmental policy and documentation review. This includes, but is not limited to, patient care charting, charge entry, completing peer chart and peer reviews, and documenting on daily schedule8. Utilizes available information management systems to support departmental and hospital goals. This includes utilization of hospital wide e-mail, information announcements, policies, annual computer mandatories, charge entry, and accessing patient care related information. Access and use of information will meet hospital and information management guidelines
Required Education and Licensure:
*Associate's Degree from an approved program for Physical Therapist Assistants*Current Texas State Licensure (PTA)*American Heart Association CPR/BLS certification

Minimum Experience
*Graduates eligible for licensure will be considered

Preferred Experience
*sports medicine, kinesiology or orthopedic background


Keywords: St. Joseph Health, College Station , Physical Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , College Station, Texas

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