Physical Therapist Assistant-Outpatient Orthopedics in Marana, AZ at Athletico

Date Posted: 11/1/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Marana, AZ
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    11/1/2019

Job Description



Your next move, should be your best move! 

We are seeking an Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant for our Marana clinic. Must have 2-3 years outpatient experience.

Bi-Lingual a plus!

We empower our clinicians to have the flexibility to build the type of patient caseload they
are passionate about and to do what is necessary to accommodate the needs of
our patients.
We have strong partnerships with cutting-edge programs to train our professionals
and enhance our practice, including FOTO, Evidence in Motion, Institute of Manipulative
Physiotherapy and Clinical Training, MedBridge and NextGen.
We support causes that matter most to our team members and patients. Our team
members participate in many charitable efforts, from going on mission trips to countries
with limited healthcare to hosting food and supply drives. These events have a positive
impact on countless people throughout communities we serve.
Helping others is central to what physical therapists do. Everything
we do at Athletico is focused around our core purpose of
enhancing people’s health and quality of life.

Mission Statement and Core Values

Athletico’s sole purpose is to provide exceptional, progressive, and cost-effective fitness, performance and rehabilitative services through personalized care that emphasizes education and prevention of future injury. This is accomplished through building on our core values of patient/client satisfaction, accountability, teamwork and continuous improvement, which are the foundation for our unique culture.

Position Summary

A Physical Therapist Assistant provides safe and effective therapy services to persons impaired by physical illness or injury, congenital or development disability and/or the aging process, under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist in all practice settings.



Responsibilities

EXPECTATIONS: Under the direct supervision of the Facility Manager and supervising physical therapist, the Physical Therapist Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Providing exceptional patient care and service
  • Progressing patient's plan of care that has been established by the physical therapist.
  • Periodic written and dictated communication to physicians through progress notes and discharge summaries after consulting with supervising PT regarding patient's plan of care.
  • Frequent communication with supervising PT regarding appropriate treatment plan, follow-up appointments, and potential discharge for patients
  • Supervising rehabilitation aides with patient care and administrative staff as needed
  • Community Services (such as):
    • Hosting a booth at a health related fair.
    • Presenting an in-service on orthopedic injuries or prevention.
    • Providing coverage to special events such as sport camps, races, tournaments & lectures.
    • Performing complimentary screenings to the public with appropriate referrals as necessary.
  • Daily paperwork. All PT Assistant’s are responsible for documenting all treatment in patient charts and completing all written communications in a timely manner, i.e., progress notes, discharge summaries, daily S.O.A.P. notes, charge slips, and daily total sheets, and insurance/plan of care forms as necessary. Physical Therapist Assistants are also responsible for keeping the patients chart up to date with current scripts, tally sheets, and monitoring insurance coverage.
  • Establish and develop professional relations with other potential referral sources including:

    • Physician contacts – inform physicians of our services, locations, quality patient care and philosophy to be the best provider of therapy services in the area working
    • Attend patient physician appointments and perform shadow opportunities when possible
    • Provide appropriate and timely written and/or verbal communication and follow-up when necessary
    • Continue the development of professional skills and interest through continuing education course, program involvement, staff in-services and professional meetings

     



Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current  licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the state practicing
  • Associates degree, accredited by an accredited PTA Program
  • Current CPR certification and AED training
  • Minimum of 2 years experience outpatient experience preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Energetic and a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

Athletico provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.   This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.