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Catholic Health Initiatives Physical Therapist Assistant in Houston, Texas

Overview

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an internationally recognized leader in research and clinical excellence that has given rise to breakthroughs in cardiovascular care neuroscience oncology transplantation and more. Our team’s efforts have led to the creation of many research programs and initiatives to develop advanced treatments found nowhere else in the world. In our commitment to advancing standards in an ever-evolving healthcare environment our new McNair Campus is designed around the human experience—modeled on evidence-based practices for the safety of patients visitors staff and physicians. The 27.5-acre campus represents the future of healthcare through a transformative alliance focused on leading-edge patient care research and education. Our strong alliance with Texas Heart® Institute and Baylor College of Medicine allows us to bring our patients a powerful network of care unlike any other. Our collaboration is focused on increasing access to care through a growing network of leading specialists and revolutionizing healthcare to save lives and improve the health of the communities we serve.

Responsibilities

Physical Therapist Assistant 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.

  1. Administers therapeutic exercises and physical therapy modalities according to the physical therapy plan of care.

  2. Instructs, motivates and Assists patients to learn and improve functional activity, such as pre‐ambulation, transfer, ambulation and daily living activities.

  3. 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 physicians.

  4. 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 wheelchairs.

  5. 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/education

  1. 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 schedule.

  2. 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.

  3. May perform clerical duties

Qualifications

Education and Experience Required:

  • Associate’s Degree from an approved program for Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Current Texas State Licensure (PTA)

  • CPR/BLS certification

  • Graduates eligible for licensure will be considered

Pay Range

$22.79 - $31.33 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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