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Physical Therapist Assistant (WA)

Company: Synapse International
Location: Pasco
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:


At VibrantCare Rehab we deliver quality in all that we do. We treat each other with respect and promote a positive environment where people feel valued. We are honest and open in our relationships and straightforward in our communications. At VibrantCare we work together to achieve our company objectives.


Everett, WA

Job Summary:

Responsible for patient care under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist as mandated by State Practice Act. Possesses training and education which allows him/her to assist the Physical Therapist in carrying out prescribed treatment program.

Essential Functions:

--- Understand applicable state Practice Act and adhere to the laws that govern how Physical Therapist Assistants may practice under the direction and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.

--- Review the VibrantCare Clinical Operations Policies & Procedures Manual on a yearly basis and adhere to the policies and procedures set forth.

--- Complete all Medicare compliance trainings as required by regulations and/or VibrantCare policies.

--- Complete Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training on a yearly basis and adhere to standards set forth in OSHA standards and other governmental regulations.

--- Clean and prepare treatment areas and equipment following OSHA guidelines.

--- Carry out skilled treatment programs as directed by a licensed Physical Therapist.

--- Communicate patient comments and activities to therapists clearly via verbal or written word.

--- Document in charts using accepted medical terminology and format.

--- Complete written documentation (daily notes, charge tickets, etc.) legibly, appropriately, and in a timely fashion in order to meet facility, physician, and payor deadlines.

--- Maintain open and respectful communication with co-workers, physicians, patients, family members, third-party payors, and others at all times.

--- Attend and/or participate in facility meetings as directed by the Center Manager (may include utilization review, infection control, disaster preparedness, etc.)

--- Completes sufficient ongoing continuing education coursework to meet state licensure requirements for the defined reporting period

--- Maintains a current CPR certification that meets state licensure requirements

Additional Responsibilities:

--- Utilize time efficiently to meet productivity requirements of the facility.

--- Participate in and present clinical in-services, as directed

--- Maintain current awareness of general changes in health care field and specific issues impacting the practice of physical therapy.

--- Play a significant role in specific area of center operations as agreed upon between employee and Center Manager.

--- Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

Required Skills & Abilities:

--- Ability to work effectively as a team member.

--- Effective organizational, time management, and planning skills.

--- Active listening, reading and comprehension skills for analyzing reports, charts and correspondence

Physical Requirements:

--- Ability to lift patients using biomedical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds of weight alone.

--- Ability to walk, bend, stand, and reach constantly during a work day/shift.

--- Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people, and understand written direction.

--- Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions.

--- Ability to push wheeled equipment throughout the facility and in the community.

--- Fine motor skills adequate for scheduling and preparing patients, equipment, and supplies for treatment.

--- Ability to participate in sustained activities for many hours in duration in accordance with state labor laws.

Required Credentials:

--- Graduation from a physical therapist assistant or physical therapist education program accredited by CAPTE or in the case of a graduate of an international physical therapist assistant program or international physical therapist program from a non-CAPTE accredited program seeking licensure, certification, or registration as a physical therapist assistant, a substantially equivalent education

--- Current valid State license/registration/certification

Keywords: Synapse International, Pasco , Physical Therapist Assistant (WA), Healthcare , Pasco, Washington

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