Physical Therapy Assistant

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We're a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
The Physical Therapy Assistant works under the supervision of a Physical Therapist and the Director of Healthcare Services and assists the PT with rehabilitative activities to help reduce pain and improve mobility. Assist in excercise instruction and demonstration, patient evaluation and testing.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
Expert assistance: Uses the appropriate policy, protocols, standards of practice within the scope of practice. Evaluates the appropriate documents, therapies, medications and patient responses to interventions. Interprets changes in patient condition and monitoring data, including vital signs, lab, diagnostic tests and monitor readings and reporting as needed.
Recognizes limitations and seeking additional assistance, if necessary.
Manage the Plan of Care: Assists with the development of the Plan of Care. Reports pertinent information to staff and physicians and collaboration with the health-care team to plan/provide patient care as evidenced by documentation.
Expert Care: Obtains, verifies and implements physician orders and nursing interventions within the scope of practice. Documents the patient's response to procedures, therapies, medications and interventions. Demonstrates or develops proficiency in performing and/or assisting in procedures and therapies according to policy and procedures.
Documentation: Ensures that the patient record reflects the plan of care, patient care delivered and the status during his or her care and discharge. Ensures that the information is legible, concise, accurate, objective and timely, while meeting hospital standards.
Leadership: Participates in the PI process and identifies opportunities to improve patient care delivery, including collecting data, monitoring and implementing changes. Enhances the learning opportunities to other staff and effectively contributes to the orientation of team members and students.
Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
Education: Graduate of an accredited PTA program, Associate degree
Licensure: Missouri
Experience: Less than one year.
Certifications: LPTA Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant - MO. BLS Basic Life Support within 3 months of hire
Other: Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills. Knowledge of various types of office eqiupment including a computer, telephone, fax, printer and copy machine.
Preferred Experience: One to two years.
We'll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Health-care Magazine named us as a ""top 100 places to work."" We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We're proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.
Company Description:

Transforming the Health of Our Communities.

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 43 acute care and specialty (heart, children's, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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