JW Physical Therapy Asst Lic(Job Number: 00035-43932)
Work Location: United States-Virginia-Richmond-Johnston-Willis Hospital
Job Type: Therapy & Rehabilitation
Johnston-Willis Hospital is one of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) family of hospitals. We have been delivering high-quality healthcare to Greater Richmond and Central Virginia for more than a century. Founded in 1909, we offer a full range of healthcare services, with specialties in cancer care, and neuroscience at our first-in-Richmond Neuroscience and Gamma Knife Center.
Do want to join a team of dedicated professionals, all of whom deliver award-winning care? Johnston- Willis is looking for a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant who is team-oriented and committed to learning in the fast paced acute care setting. We see all types of patients in our hospital and pride ourselves on providing that “personal touch” to every single patient.
Whether you’re recovering from a stroke or dealing with long-standing musculoskeletal pain from an injury or disease, Johnston-Willis Hospital’s physical therapy and rehabilitation team can help.
Johnston-Willis Hospital offers one of the most sophisticated rehabilitation programs in Central Virginia. We have a successful record of helping patients of all abilities recover, regain skills, and improve quality of life as quickly as possible.
The responsibilities of the Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant include but not limited to:
1. Administers active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and heat, light, sound, water, and electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, ultraviolet, infrared, and hot and cold packs.
2. Administers traction to relieve neck and back pain.
3. Instructs, motivates, and assists patients to learn and improve functional activities such as perambulation, transfer, ambulation, and daily living activities.
4. Observes patients during treatments and compiles and evaluates data on patients’ responses to treatments and progress and reports orally or in writing to Physical Therapist.
5. Fits patients for, adjusts, and trains patients in use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs.
6. Confers with members of physical therapy staff and other health team members, individually and in conference, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs.
7. Gives orientation to new Physical Therapists Assistants and directs and gives instructions to Physical Therapy Aides.
8. Performs clerical duties such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, and filling out forms.
9. Measures patient’s range-of-joint motion, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of specific treatments or to assist Physical Therapist to compile data for patient evaluations.
10. Perform other duties as required.
11. Must read and understand and adhere to all Physician Services policies and procedures. 12. Practice and adhere to the Code of Conduct and Mission and Values statements.
HCA is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, HCA is made up of locally managed facilities that include 178 hospitals and 119 freestanding surgery centers located in 20 U.S. states and in the United Kingdom. HCA is ranked number 63 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently recognized for being one of the “World’s Most Ethical companies.”
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of physical therapy
Must be licensed as a physical therapy assistant in accordance with state regulations
One or more years of experience preferred.
Must have good interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Must be flexible and able to handle multiple tasks •
Good organizational skills