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Physical Therapy Assistant I - Main Campus

Company: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Location:LOC_MAIN-Main HospitalReq ID:155611Shift: DaysEmployment Status:Regular - Full TimeAbout UsWe're seeking breakthrough makers! Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was built on the belief that we can change lives. Today, in every role throughout our hospital, research institute and care network, the 22,000 members of our workforce are finding new ways - big and small - to make a difference for the patients and families we serve. If you are ready to challenge yourself, be inspired and grow - no matter what your role - you just may be the kind of breakthrough maker who will thrive at CHOP.Job SummaryUnder the direct, on-premise supervision of a licensed physical therapist, provides physical therapy treatment procedures to an assigned inpatient caseload. Maintains an orderly environment in the physical therapy gym and treatment areas.Job ResponsibilitiesClinicalReads and reviews the medical record to understand the patient's diagnosis, precautions, goals and treatment plans. Asks questions regarding unclear information.Provides direct interventions in individual or group sessions as planned, especially gait training, exercise and modalities. Can treat patients in any setting in the hospital, including the ambulatory network.Evaluates the patient's response to intervention and documents patient progress in the chart. Instructs patients and parents in home program, especially gait training and transfer.Informs the physical therapist of progress/problems with specific patients.Performs care coordination tasks associated with patient care, including communication with hospital and community providers, tracking of medical equipment, etc.AcademicMaintains current skills and knowledge by identifying own learning needs, both formally and informally, to practice a lifestyle of life-long learning. Seeks opportunity for clinical growth and development within the department through mentorship.Pursues and achieves departmental competencies as assigned.Attends in-services within the department and hospital as appropriate.AdministrativeMaintains productivity and fiscal responsibility in the provision/utilization of services.Actively participates in department planning meetings, and/or appropriate department initiatives.Required Licenses, Certifications, RegistrationsCPR (90 days)PTA - PARequired Education and ExperienceRequired Education: Associates from an approved Physical Therapy Assistant Program.Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/LicPreferred Experience: Minimum of 1 year of pediatric experience.Additional Technical RequirementsInterpersonal relationships skills that permit effective communication with parents, children of various ages, peers and supervisors.To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community.In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19. This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons. Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products. EEO / VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Keywords: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia , Physical Therapy Assistant I - Main Campus, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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