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Assistant Licensed Physical Therapist

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Assistant Licensed Physical Therapist
JobID: 7083
About UMC
UMC is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care. UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech University which helps assist UMC’s mission and supports Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!

UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
Vision Statement: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

General Job / Performance Information
  • Education and Experience:
    • Graduate of an accredited Associates program for Physical Therapist Assistants.
    • One year clinical experience preferred, entry level accepted
  • Environmental / Working Conditions:
    • Works inside under normal temperature conditions with adequate light, in a well ventilated, clean area. Some areas are limited in space, and some patient rooms/specific units such as the BICU may be warm. Usually works around others and should expect some moderate noise. Frequently works with biologic or infectious agents, and may be exposed to communicable diseases. May come in contact with irritating chemicals or sprays. May be exposed to muscular strain in supporting, lifting and assisting patients
  • Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships:
    • The therapist must display a professional attitude at all times, be thoughtful of others, neat and well groomed. The therapist will need to carry out close working relationships with many people including, but not limited to, other PTs, PTAs, support personnel, OT, Speech, Audiology, Physicians, nursing staff, Social Services, Respiratory Therapy, Radiology, Food and Nutrition, and most importantly patients and their family members or caregivers. The therapist should have the flexibility to schedule around the a fore mentioned services if needed, and have the ability to organize time in order to treat the maximum number of patients in the allotted working day. The therapist should also offer help to co-workers in the event of conflicts/cancellation in their patient load.
  • Job Description:
    • The Staff Physical Therapist Assistant for Acute/Wound Care will primarily be responsible for direct patient care in the Acute Inpatient of Wound care areas. The therapist is expected to maintain the highest level of quality care at all times. The PTA will follow the plan of care and treatment developed by the Physical Therapist after the patient's initial evaluation. Activities will include those areas covered both under the written treatment plan and by verbal recommendations from the PT within the therapist's area of expertise. The therapist will assist in the supervision and training of other PTAs and support personnel, as well as PTA students and volunteers. The therapist will be expected to complete daily documentation and charges, and schedule patients daily. The therapist may be assigned to other specialty areas, and it will be expected the therapist is competent in all areas provided by this department. The therapist will adhere to policies, procedures, and standards of practice as defined by and/or stated by the 1) American Physical Therapy Association 2) Texas State Physical Therapy Practice Act, 3) Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization manual, 4) UMC Standard Policy and Procedure Manual, 5) PM&R Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations:
    • Must have or be eligible Texas State license.
  • Physical Capabilities:
    • The therapist should have good physical stamina, be able to be on feet most of the day, and be fairly strong and energetic. Work frequently requires much walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, balancing, bending, carrying, talking, and hearing. Lifting more than 50 pounds is frequently required. The degree to which any of these is done depends on techniques being used. Hours may be long and irregular, and include weekends.
  • Skills and Abilities:
    • Must be able to apply the theory of Physical Therapy under the bylaws of the Texas State Practice Act and the APTA Code of ethics
    • Should speak intelligently and in a professional manner before others, demonstrate good public relations, demonstrate assertiveness and tact.
    • Perform technical procedures.
    • Have ability and competency to operate necessary equipment.
    • Must be able to instill confidence in patients, physicians, and personnel.
    • Determine proper procedures and methods of treatment and evaluate results.
    • Make decisions independently.
    • Adapt to emergency situations.
    • Be alert to changes in the patient's condition.
    • Demonstrate economic use of time
    • Know techniques of assisting and handling patients

Job Type: Full time
Category: Allied Health
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