• Physical Therapist Pace

    Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/24/2018 5:42 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1089
    # of Openings
    1
    Division
    Valir PACE Foundation
    Category
    Physical Therapy
  • Overview

    Under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist (pursuant to the laws of the state), the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) assists in participant evaluation, treatment planning and implementation.  The PTA: 

    • provides goal directed, activity oriented treatment to promote optimum independence in mobility, motor assets and liabilities for functional performance.
    • ensures continuation of performance through effective education of the participant, family or support system.
    • provides adaptive methods and equipment as appropriate to enhance performance.

    Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist (pursuant to the laws of the state), the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) assists in participant evaluation, treatment planning and implementation.  The PTA: 

    • provides goal directed, activity oriented treatment to promote optimum independence in mobility, motor assets and liabilities for functional performance.
    • ensures continuation of performance through effective education of the participant, family or support system.
    • provides adaptive methods and equipment as appropriate to enhance performance.

    Qualifications

    License or Certification: Current Licensed PTA or licensure eligible in the State of Oklahoma

                                               Current CPR certification

    Total Education, Vocational Training, and Experience:  One (1) year experience working with the frail and elderly population

     

    Skills and Abilities:

    Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, staff, participants, families

    Protect confidentiality in all areas as applicable

    Knowledge of legal and ethical considerations in physical therapy practice

    Ability to keep accurate records and write meaningful reports

    Ability to execute therapeutic procedures and manipulate special equipment accurately and safely

     

    PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION:

    Position has Full Access to Protected Health Information of participants on caseload.

     

     

    Proficiency or Productivity Standards:

    Organize and prioritize tasks and projects

    Accurately complete job responsibilities within the specified time constraints to meet the needs of participants, regulatory standards and customer satisfaction

     

    Physical ReQUIREMENTS:

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to speak, hear, write, and read English

    “Exceptional attendance is a requirement in order to fulfill role expectations

     

     

    CRITICAL DEMANDS:

    Lift up to 100#  from floor to 19” and 19” to 25”(Occasional)                                 Stand(Constant)

    Walk up to .25 mile(Frequent)                                                                          Sit(Occasional)

    Sustained Forward bending in standing(Occasional)                                    Sustained squat(Occasional)                                                                       

    Kneeling(Occasional)                                                                                                          Push/Pull up to  100# of force at 36”(Frequent)                                         

    Repetitive squat(Occasional)                                                                                            Full body range of motion(Constant)                                   

    Grasp of various sizes and weights up to 50#(Constant)                                             Front Carry – two handed carry of 25# up to 20 feet(Occasional)

    Balance(Continuous) In walking, standing, carrying, moving participants, and equipment, etc                       

     

    Working Conditions:

     

    PACE Day rooms, common areas, clinical departments and center grounds. Potential hazards include:

     

    Exposure to

    None

    Some

    Frequent

    Very Frequent

    Exposure to

    None

    Some

    Frequent

    Very Frequent

    * toxic/caustic chemicals

     

        X

        

     

    *blood or body fluids

     

     

           X

       

    *extreme conditions, hot or cold

         X

     

     

     

    *communicable diseases

     

     

           X

       

    *dust/fumes/gases (including asbestos)

         X

     

     

     

    *unprotected heights

        X

     

     

     

    *moving mechanical parts

     

        X

        

     

    *CRT (computer) monitor

     

     

          X

     

    *potential electric shock

     

        X

     

        

    *frequent, repetitive motions

     

     

          X

       

    *x-ray electro-magnetic energy

         X

     

       

     

    *Other (as listed)

     

     

     

     

    *high pitched noises

         X

     

     

        

     

     

     

     

     

    *needles or other sharp objects

     

        X