HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Physical Therapy Assistant PRN in Fort Pierce, Florida

Physical Therapist Assistant – PRN Lawnwood Regional Medical Center Fort Pierce, FL

Facility Description: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute is a 365-bed acute care hospital. Home to the Treasure Coast Level II Trauma Center, it provides life-saving care for patients with critical injuries from St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Martin counties. Specialty services include a full range of cardiac care from diagnostics to open-heart surgery, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Behavioral Health, an Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Center as well, which includes the Mazor Robotics Program that provides highly-accurate, minimally-invasive surgery for complex spinal cases.

In 2014, Children’s Services expanded, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the new Pediatric ER opened. These dedicated services for the smallest and the sickest children provide quality, child-friendly care, close to home.

Lawnwood is accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Top Performer and a Certified Primary Stroke Center. Lawnwood is the only hospital on the Treasure Cost with a Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital designation and CARF Accreditation.

At Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, patients come first – no matter what!

/ Lawnwood Regional Medical Center is a member of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA Ranks on Fortune’s list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years. In addition, HCA has also been named one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for seven consecutive years. Join our tradition of excellence! / / /

Job Description: The Physical Therapist Assistant’s function is to implement the patient’s program designed by the Physical Therapist to instruct, assist, supervise the patient’s in their programs, assist the staff or Senior Therapist as well as revising patient’s programs and to delegate responsibilities as permissible by law in accordance with APTA guidelines and JCAHO/CARF requirements to Physical Therapy. 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.

    Position Qualifications:

  • 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 patient’s 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.

/ Keywords: PTA, Licensed, Physical Therapy Assistant, Rehab, PRN, Per-Diem /

Title: Physical Therapy Assistant PRN

Location: Florida-Fort Pierce-Lawnwood Regional Medical Cntr-St. Lucie County

Requisition ID: 00102-6588