Job Req ID: 204817
Position Number: 00020656
Employment Type: PRN
Shift Details: Hour and days may vary
Standard Hours: 4.00
Department Name: Therapy Float Pool
Location: Carolinas Rehabilitation Main
Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit carolinashealthcare.org/AtriumHealth
Assists in performing patient care responsibilities under the plan and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist. Implements PT patient care programs and notifies the PT of changes in the patient’s condition, performance and response to treatment. Provides clinical leadership.
- Implements patient care programs including necessary modalities, procedures, exercise programs, and patient education as established by the PT.
- Documents and implements a plan of care to meet patient and family needs, to include discharge planning and utilization of available resources.
- Demonstrates clinical reasoning, coupled with clinical skills to conduct accurate clinical assessments and perform patient care activities; evaluates effectiveness of therapy interventions, identifies and prioritizes patient/family strength, needs and priorities.
- Provides and documents patient and family education in regard to deficits, progress toward goals, and therapeutic techniques, with individualized instruction for a home program including equipment use.
Requires ability to push patients in a wheelchair or stretcher. Requires lifting and transferring patients, equipment or supplies. Requires lifting up to 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally, and up to 100 pounds infrequently. Requires sitting, standing, and walking. Requires ability to climb stairs, kneel, and twist. Requires occasional, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead. Must be able to demonstrate appropriate exercise and activities to patients/caregivers. Possible exposure to hazardous chemicals or blood and body fluids. Requires hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication and vision (corrected) adequate for reading.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from an accredited PTA program required. NC PTA license required. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA. Excellent written and verbal communications skills required.
At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
Posting Notes: Not Applicable
Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer