• Physical Therapist Assistant

    Job Location US-CO-Colorado Springs
    ID
    2018-4593
    Category
    Health Services
    Division
    Katmai Health Services
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    a non-Exempt
  • Overview

    Provide a full range of physical therapy assistant services, including the services given below, as directed by the supervising physical therapist.

    Responsibilities

    • Carry out a program of corrective exercise and treatment for assigned patients, as directed by the head physical therapist. Under supervision, administer such treatment as exercise, gait training, massage, whirlpool, hot packs, diathermy, ultrasound, paraffin, ice packs and traction.  Instruct patients on segments of the program including proper use of wheelchairs, crutches, braces, and prosthetic appliances and devices.
    • Administer traction to relieve neck and back pain, using intermittent and static traction equipment. Instruct, motivate, and assist patients to learn and improve functional activities, such as pre-ambulation, transfer, ambulation, and daily-living activities.
    • Observe patients during treatments and compile and evaluate data on patients' responses to treatments and progress and report orally or in writing to the physical therapist.
    • Fit patients for, adjust, and train patients in the use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs.
    • Measure patient's range-of-joint motion, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of specific treatments or to assist physical therapist to compile data for patient evaluations.
    • Monitor treatments administered by physical therapy aides.
    • Confer with members of the physical therapy staff and other health team members, individually and in conference, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs.
    • Coordinate with other departments and the clinic staff to provide complete care to patients. Act as a liaison with nursing, medical staff, and other therapists to facilitate problem solving and coordination of services.  Act as educational resource.
    • Perform administrative duties such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, filling out forms, scheduling patients, and staffing the reception area.
    • Maintain and care for department equipment and supplies and storage.  Maintain department records and files in accordance with facility policies.  Perform coding of patient encounters and workload.

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Graduation from a physical therapy assistant program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
    • A current, valid State license as a physical therapy assistant in any one of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    • Have at least 12 months of experience within the last 36 months as a physical therapist assistant.

    SPECIAL SKILLS:

    • Ability to effectively read, write and speak English in order to communicate with all patients and other healthcare providers.

    Supervisory

    None.

    Physical Demands

    Position consists of sitting for long periods of time, using hands/fingers, handling, reaching with hands and arms, speaking or translating.  Periods of walking, standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and lifting boxes weighing up to 30 pounds.  Moderate to extended periods of office work with heavy periods of computer usage. May be assigned occasional to moderate periods of analytical tasks requiring extensive reasoning abilities. It is Katmai’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

    Work Environment

    Work is performed primarly indoors at a well-lit military treatment facility such as clinic, outpatient facility or hospital. The environment is normally air conditioned, but conditions may change dependent upon circumstances. Work may need to be performed in a fast-paced environment requiring quick thinking and rapid judgements. Employee will be exposed to a wide variety of clients in differing functions, personalities and abilities. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and bodily fluids, latex, radiation or other contaminants and safety issues. May be exposed to infection or diseases from contact with patients. Work is highly social with patients and can be stressful with a high emotional elements. Decisions made may substantially impact patients and their families.

    Work Schedule

    40 hours per week. No on call hours and no overtime hours are required.  Slight changes to the work hours may occur.

    Compliance

    To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website,  http://www.katmaicorp.com/careers.

    We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

     

    Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Spouses of Shareholders, and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003 - 2(i).

     

    Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

     

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