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Rehab Services Physical Therapist Assistant

Responsibilities:

PART III: POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)Actively participates in designated marketing program (inpatient or outpatient). Communicates effectively (verbal and written) with patients, physicians, referral sources, family and other staff members, including documentation in the chart essential conversations with providers. Demonstrates ongoing efforts to enhance clinical skills by combining education and clinical experience in the growth and development of new programs or services. Attends educational events and shares knowledge with others. Functions as a responsible team member to ensure appropriate scheduling of patients and distribution of workload. Implements appropriate treatment programs based on results of evaluation of physical therapistMaintains timely and accurate documentation that meets all compliance standards and contains personalized patient education information. Meets the following productivity percentage on Outpatient, Rehab, and Acute: less than or equal to 79. 99 (NI), 80-81. 99 (ME), 82-83. 99 (M&SE), greater than 84 (CE). Participates in community and department activities that promote rehabilitation and wellness. Participates in departmental continuing education program and the department quality improvement program and ensures self and team compliance with dashboard and quality indicators. Participates in Quality Improvement efforts, e. g, Journal Club, inservices, Magnet, chart auditing, etc. Provides appropriate education for patients and familiesRegularly communicates with the Physical Therapist changes to the plan of care and objective findingsSafely operates any equipment involved in patient careServes as clinical instructor for PTA students.

Qualifications

Experience/Education Requirements:
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited college or university with an Associate's degree in Physical Therapy Assistant.

    License or Certification Requirements:

  • Must hold current active or temporary licensure as a physical therapist assistant in the State of Illinois or ATT letter (authorization to test) issued by Continental Testing or the State of Illinois in the instance of a recent graduate.


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