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Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: Inova Health System
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION Excellent opportunity to join our Inova Health System team as a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant working with the best while treating our patients. Mentorship and learning opportunities as you work alongside our Therapists. Inova's mission is to provide world-class healthcare - every time, every touch - to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. As a not-for-profit health system, our commitment is to meet the healthcare needs and improve the health of the communities we serve. We work in innovative ways to meet the healthcare challenges of today, while striving to meet the needs of the future.The Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant adheres to department policies regarding time frame, appropriate form, and content of written rehabilitation documentation. Communicates effectively with patients, family, medical staff, care team members, students, supervisors, and outside contacts. Completes all administrative and other responsibilities in support of the operating unit. Demonstrates essential skills in the use of treatment modalities, equipment, and protocols. Performs reassessments according to state and facility guidelines, while adjusting treatment plans accordingly. Job Responsibilities: Completes daily progress notes that reflect patients' responses to treatment and actual performance as well as an assessment as to status, relevant to the treatment plan, and eventual discharge needs/treatment summaries when applicable. Instructs ancillary staff in patient positioning, mobility, and caregiving. Educates patients and/or families in home exercise programs, transfers, caregiving, home safety, and use of adaptive equipment. Documents clearly, concisely, and legibly within established timeframes (e.g. allows other therapists to continue treatment, allows for interpretation by payers, supports reimbursement). Includes families/ caregivers in education/training as appropriate. Demonstrate collaboration in communication with team members and be open to feedback and receptive to change. Contacts families, physicians, or other healthcare team members in anticipation of patient/family special needs in a timely manner to facilitate effective treatment plans. Recognizes the need for alterations in the treatment method and overall plan as patients advance or regress and acts accordingly. Provides educational materials and methods appropriate to the patient's level of understanding and motivation. Selects treatment methods appropriate to patients' diagnosis, age group, and physical and emotional status. May perform additional duties as assigned. Requirements: Experience: New graduate of a licensed physical therapy assistant program. Education: Associate's degree from a licensed physical therapy assistant program. Licensure: Currently licensed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Virginia. Certification: Active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association.ABOUT USWe are Inova, Northern Virginia's leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Every day, our 24,000+ team members provide world-class healthcare to the communities we serve. Our people are the reason we're a national leader in healthcare safety, quality and patient experience. And from best-in-class facilities to professional development opportunities, we support them at every step. At Inova, we're constantly striving to be ever better - to shape a more compassionate future for healthcare._Inova Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, pregnancy (including childbirth, pregnancy-related conditions and lactation), race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by law._Job Type: Full-timePay: $25.00 - $32.00 per hourBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Referral program Tuition reimbursement Vision insuranceSchedule: Day shift Evening shift

Education: Associate (Required)License/Certification: First Aid, BLS, CPR Certification from American Heart Assoc. (Required) Virginia Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (Required)

Work Location: In person

Keywords: Inova Health System, Alexandria , Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, Healthcare , Alexandria, Virginia

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