Mercy Health

  • Physical Therapy Assistant

    Requisition ID
    2019-787658
    Category
    Rehabilitation/Therapy Services
    Position Type
    PRN
    Shift(s)
    Days, Weekends
    Department
    Physical Therapy
    Location
    US-MO-Joplin
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different

     

    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

     

    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

     

    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

     

    Under the supervision of a Registered Physical/Occupational Therapist, assists in the delivery of therapy services in compliance with federal regulation and rules promulgated by the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts. Performs related duties as assigned. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Assists as necessary in patient evaluation under the direction and assistance of a Registered Therapist.

    Assists in carrying out treatment program involving therapeutic modalities, exercise programs, and
    specialized rehabilitative procedures under the direction and assistance of a Registered Therapist.
    2.1 Explains treatment procedures to patients, guides and supervises their treatment program and initiates safety precautions.
    2.2 Evaluates and monitors patient status and response to treatment program.
    2.3 Reports patient status and progress to PT/OT.

    Establishes and maintains required patient records and department forms and submits to appropriate
    department in a timely manner.

    Participates in multi-disciplinary case conferences and/or utilizes written interdisciplinary coordination and
    communication sheets to help develop and revise plan of treatment as appropriate to provide continuous high
    quality care.

    Participates in continuous Quality Improvement audits, projects and processes, as assigned.

    Participates in monthly staff meetings.

    Complies with policies and procedures, utilizes designated channels to inquire about or
    express
    dissatisfaction with policies/procedures.

    Plans, organizes and evaluates work activities appropriately.

    Works efficiently and quickly producing high quality work.

    Conserves resources and watches for a better way to complete work.

    Observes universal precautions consistently.

    Wears proper personal protective equipment when appropriate.

    Wears clothing and Health System badge consistent with dress code, and attends to personal hygiene to
    maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance.

    Meets Health System attendance standards.

    Performs additional duties as directed.

     

    Qualifications:

    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

     

    Education:Must be a graduate of an accredited school for Physical/Occupational Therapist Assistants.

     

    Licensure: Must meet State of Missouri licensure requirements.

     

    Experience: Must meet State of Missouri licensure requirements.

     

    Certification/Registration:      Must have a current American Heart Association Saver Provider card or obtain one within the probationary period.

    Effective 4-1-2010, new coworkers must have a current American Heart Association Health-care Provider card or obtain one within the probationary period. All Home Care coworkers shall be transitioned to Health Care Provider by June 1, 2011.

     

    Other skills & knowledge: (skills, knowledge, abilities)

     

    Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Demonstrated skills in the practical application of therapeutic procedures, inter-personal skills and ability to function in a responsible manner. Working Conditions, Mental and Physical Requirements: Must drive varying distances to deliver patient care; works in a variety of home and community based environments. Patient care may include heavy lifting and extensive bending and standing. Physical demands are attached plus push, pull, and grip up to 50 lbs., pinch up to 10 lbs., kneel, crouch, and crawl minimally. Equipment Used: May occasionally work with office equipment. Must demonstrate competency in equipment use for the delivery of modalities to patients.

     

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home

     

    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

     

    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

     

    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

     

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    Keywords

    Assists as necessary in patient evaluation under the direction and assistance of a Registered Therapist.

    Assists in carrying out treatment program involving therapeutic modalities, exercise programs, and
    specialized rehabilitative procedures under the direction and assistance of a Registered Therapist.
    2.1 Explains treatment procedures to patients, guides and supervises their treatment program and initiates safety precautions.
    2.2 Evaluates and monitors patient status and response to treatment program.
    2.3 Reports patient status and progress to PT/OT.

    Establishes and maintains required patient records and department forms and submits to appropriate
    department in a timely manner.

    Participates in multi-disciplinary case conferences and/or utilizes written interdisciplinary coordination and
    communication sheets to help develop and revise plan of treatment as appropriate to provide continuous high
    quality care.

    Participates in continuous Quality Improvement audits, projects and processes, as assigned.

    Participates in monthly staff meetings.

    Complies with policies and procedures, utilizes designated channels to inquire about or
    express
    dissatisfaction with policies/procedures.

    Plans, organizes and evaluates work activities appropriately.

    Works efficiently and quickly producing high quality work.

    Conserves resources and watches for a better way to complete work.

    Observes universal precautions consistently.

    Wears proper personal protective equipment when appropriate.

    Wears clothing and Health System badge consistent with dress code, and attends to personal hygiene to
    maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance.

    Meets Health System attendance standards.

    Performs additional duties as directed.

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