Physical Therapist Assistant PRN

HCA Overland Park , KS 66204

Posted 2 months ago

Physical Therapist Assistant - PRN

Menorah Medical Center, a full-service, acute care hospital located on the corner of 119th and Nall in Overland Park, serves the community's healthcare needs by providing compassionate care and some of the most advanced treatment options available in the Kansas City area. The hospital has a comprehensive medical staff with more than 600 physicians who offer exceptional experiences and extraordinary medicine for adults, newborns, children and teens.

The hospital, near the Overland Park and Leawood city lines, continues to be a leader in cancer care. It was the first to introduce the area's only CyberKnife. This revolutionary new treatment for destroying harmful tumors does not require surgery or anesthesia, and lets the patient go home immediately after treatment with few, if any, side effects. It is also the only hospital in Johnson County to offer Mammosite, an advanced technology for breast cancer.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist, The Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (LPTA) assists in the practice of physical therapy. Responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Carries out treatment plans that have been established by a licensed physical therapist for inpatients and outpatients.

  • Directs and aids patients in therapeutic exercise, gait and functional training, applies therapeutic modalities, and performs other activities according to the plan of care established by the licensed physical therapist and as permitted by the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

  • Assists the physical therapist during patient testing, evaluations and complex procedures.

  • Instructs patients on segments of the plan of care including proper use of wheelchairs, crutches, canes braces and prosthetic appliances and devices.

  • Documents in computerized documentation system. Prepares correspondence and reports related to plan of care and patient progress.

  • Directs activities of technicians, students, and volunteers as assigned.

  • Participates in performance improvement and program development as assigned, to include but not limited to: data gathering, chart reviews, compilation of data into a report.

  • Performs duties with full understanding of related age specific factors.

  • Orients and mentors new staff members.

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program

  • State licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant.

  • Critical thinking and judgment particularly in determining when to inform the therapist of a significant change in the patients condition.

  • Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider.

  • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting patients and /or equipment up to 50 pounds.

  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.

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