Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant / LPTA
DCH Health System - Northport, AL

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PERFORMANCE PLANNING

Provides care to patients under the supervision of a physical or occupational therapist. Clinical scope of service includes patient population of adolescents to geriatric.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Review relevant clinical data.
  • Collaborates and coordinates patients care plans with patient/family and other care providers.
  • Perform therapeutic procedures for clients as outlined in patient’s plan of care.
  • Participates in patient/family teaching.
  • Maintain clinical and professional competency.
  • Completes all documentation requirements in the established time frame.
  • Communicates to therapist as needed related to patient needs/goals.
  • Attends in service programs and departmental or hospital meetings.
  • Shares experience by mentoring students, new employees, volunteers and presenting in services.
  • Maintains involvement in department and hospital activities.
  • Provides feedback to the Director or Manager on individual performance if needed.
  • Assist in planning and program development through department meetings.
  • Assist with departmental productivity by fulfilling individual work responsibilities and reporting significant variances
  • in patient volume that may require manager adjustments to staffing.

    • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
    • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
    • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
    • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
    • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
    • All other duties as assigned.
    MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    Associates degree as a PT or OT Assistant. Maintain active status with license in good standing with licensing agency. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak and comprehend English.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Heavy Work- Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

    Exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection and hazardous materials may occur. Common protective or safety equipment may be required in job task.

    Exposure to human body fluids, disease infection and hazardous materials may occur. Common protective or safety equipment may be required in job task.

    Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

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