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Physical Therapist Assistant MSMH

Location: Lewiston, NY, United States
Date Posted: Jun 12, 2019

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Job Description

Status: Per Diem Facility: Mount St Marys Hospital

Work Schedule: Days with Weekend and Holiday Rotation Shift: 1:

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No FTE: 0.100000: Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 1199

Summary:

Under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, provides patients /clients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes. On a daily basis practicing across acute, rehabilitation, and chronic stages of care, assists patients/clients in restoring health, alleviating pain, and improving function. Practices adhering to Best Practice guidelines and communicating with all healthcare professionals for the best outcomes for the patient/client. Provides physical therapy services as outlined in the Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy and Criteria, Guide to Physical Therapist Assistant Practice, Code of Ethics, Guide to Professional Conduct and New York State Department of Education Scope of Practice Law.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • Associates Degree as Physical Therapy Assistant required
  • New York State licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant required
  • BLS required within 60 days of hire.

EXPERIENCE
  • Three (3) months in a physical therapy setting or educational course experience required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Answer telephones
  • Compile statistics
  • Compose letters
  • Coordinate meetings
  • Establish filing systems
  • Input data into computer
  • Maintain patient charts
  • Research information
  • Balance figures
  • Coordinate events
  • Compose memorandums
  • Develop office procedures
  • Interview others
  • Maintain filing systems
  • Proofread documents
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Calculator
  • Personal Computer
  • Fax
  • Photocopier

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens.
  • May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases.
  • Exposed to hazards of handling diseased organs and tissues.
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases.
  • Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastes.
  • Subject to electrical and radiant energy hazards.
  • Exposed to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment.
  • May be exposed to biohazardous, radioactive substances.
  • Exposed to variety of electro-mechanical hazards.
  • Exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens
  • Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals.
  • Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases.
  • May be exposed to toxic chemicals.
  • Subject to burns and cuts.
  • Subject to injury from moving parts of equipment.
  • Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements.
  • Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances.
  • Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness).
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations.
  • May perform emergency care.
  • Exposed to hot or noisy equipment.
  • Exposed to hot or humid work environment.
  • Exposed to heat, wetness, odors in kitchen and/or patient areas.
  • Subject to many interruptions.
  • Occasionally subjected to irregular hours.
  • Travel required.
  • May make home visits.
  • Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquires.
  • Requires judgement/action which could result in death of patient.
  • Handle absentee replacement on short notice.
  • Required Protective Equipment
  • Eye Potection
  • Face Protection
  • Gown
  • Lab Coat or Apron
  • Mask
  • Non-sterile medical gloves
  • Utility Gloves

ENVIRONMENT
  • Temperature changes: variations in temperature from hot to cold.
  • Wet: Frequent contact with water or other liquid.
  • Humid: Conditions with high moisture content to cause bodily reaction.
  • Noise: Sufficient noise to cause distraction or possible hearing loss.


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