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UMC Physical Therapist Assista

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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  • Construction / Skilled Trades
  • Healthcare
UMC Health System
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Title: UMC Physical Therapist Assista
JobID: 5107
  • PART I - General Job / Performance Information
  • Education and Experience
    • Graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant program with an Associate degree approved by the American Physical Therapy Association. One year of experience in Physical Therapy in a health care setting preferred.
  • Environmental / Working Conditions
    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
    • General office, client/patient home setting, exposure to infectious diseases, automobile.
  • Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships
    • This position requires interaction with medical staff and ancillary areas in order to facilitate a quality multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
  • Job Description
    • The Physical Therapist Assistant assists in implementing the rehabilitative plan of care under the direction and supervision of a qualified physical therapist.
  • Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations
    • As required by the State of Texas.
  • Physical Capabilities
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • This work requires moderately heavy physical exertion on a regular and recurring basis while assisting patients to transfer activities and providing substantial support to individuals while in ambulation therapy. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to communicate effectively with patient/client, family members, physicians, clinical management and staff.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exits.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
    • Caring attitude, empathy, tact, and patience.
    • Licensed driver.

Job Type: Full time
Category: Allied Health
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