• Physical Therapy Assistant - ProActive

    ID 2018-1133
  • Overview

    About ProActive Physical Therapy:

    ProActive Physical Therapy is a team of healthcare professionals dedicated to creating a transformative healthcare relationship with our patients. By providing a variety of physical therapy treatments, we're able to help the Tucson community get back to their favorite activities. Not only do we take great pride in our patient results, we also strive to provide a nurturing environment for our staff. Visit our website to learn more about joining the ProActive team.

     

    Looking for Professional, Personal and Financial Growth?

     

    Finally, an organization as committed to excellence as you are. It's not just about how you grow in your professional career, but why. ProActive Physical Therapy is inviting physical therapist who are passionate about advancing our profession in a dynamic and balanced environment. Physical therapists will be the leaders in musculoskeletal management and we a looking for colleagues who want to grow with guided mentorship, residency and fellowship training. We provide a career path that allows you to develop your gifts and talents in a way that provides a connection to what's important to you.

     

    ProActive Physical Therapy joined forces with Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in July 2016 to better serve the needs of patients in the Phoenix and Tucson Metropolitan areas. The team of professionals at ProActive Physical Therapy are eager to add like-minded professionals passionate about impacting lives.

     

    Full-time Employee Benefits:

    • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
    • Short term disability, long term disability and life insurance
    • 401K program with company match
    • CEU opportunities and reimbursement
    • Quarterly revenue sharing potential, other perks!
    • Paid time off and six observed holidays

    Do you think you have what it takes to join our team? Submit your letter of interest and resume today!

    Brief Description

    ProActive is seeking a physical therapy assistant to join our growing team. The physical thereapy assistant assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Contributes to physical therapist's effectiveness by identifying patient care issues; providing information and commentary; recommending options and courses of action; implementing physical therapy directives.
    • Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying therapy histories.
    • Assesses abnormal conditions by reviewing physical therapist's interpretations of patient evaluations and test results.
    • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
    • Performs therapeutic procedures by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities; and in using supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
    • Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; promoting wellness and health maintenance.
    • Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.
    • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
    • Maintains production objectives by noting current treatment trends; monitoring actual physical therapy services rendered to production objectives.
    • Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to policy positions concerning federal, state, and local regulations, and JACHO standards; anticipating emerging issues.
    • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
    • Enhances physical therapy and clinic reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

    Qualifications

    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills dealing with a diverse range of people.
    • Ability to work independently and make appropriate decisions.
    • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from patients.
    • Ability to act with integrity in regards to all matters of confidentiality.
    • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and independent judgment in solving problems.
    • Practice Physical Therapy consistent with the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics, and Standards of Practice and Standards.
    • Knowledge in physiological health promotion and maintenance.
    • Skill in creating a safe environment and motivating others.

    Education and Experience:

    • Associate’s degree in physical therapy (accredited program)
    • Minimum of 3 years clinical practice experience 
    • Licensed or eligible for State of AZ PTA license
    • Current CPR and First Aid certifications
    • Efficiency utilizing Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

    Work Environment:

    Works within an outpatient physical therapy clinic and performs these essential job functions in addition to managing their current caseload of patients.

     

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to type; handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The position is subject to lifting objects over 50 pounds infrequently.

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