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UnitedHealth Group Physical Therapist Assistant - Everett Clinic in Mukilteo, Washington

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Under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, renders physical therapy treatments and interventions. Helps patients meet their treatment goals by following treatment plans established by the physical therapist, exercising sound clinical judgment when providing patient care, and ensuring appropriate communication with the PT regarding the patient’s progress.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and implementing patient care programs under supervision of a physical therapist

  • Administer selected treatment modalities and interventions such as physical agents; mechanical traction; manual therapy; therapeutic exercises; and functional training to improve gait, posture, body mechanics, balance, coordination, and performance of activities of daily living, and work- or sports-related activities

  • Observe, measure and report patient’s response to treatment to supervising physical therapist

  • Communicate with the patient, patient’s family, physicians, providers and other team members as needed regarding a patient’s care

  • Demonstrate solid customer service skills

  • Document patient’s care, and submit charges for services provided in a timely manner

  • Assume responsibility for maintaining a high level of clinical competency, professionalism and ethical practice

  • Pursue activities that promote professional growth and development

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a Washington state board-approved physical therapist assistant program

  • Current Washington State PTA license

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers (AHA) or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience working as an Physical Therapy Assistant

  • Experience in treatment of patients with musculoskeletal problems in an outpatient setting

  • Experience (or willingness to train) in the McKenzie Method and in lymphedema therapy

Washington Residents Only: The hourly range for Washington residents is $22.45 to $43.89 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.