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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Company: Premise Health
Location: Pearl
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

We have an opening for a --PRN Physical Therapy Assistant --to work with our Employer Health Clinic located in --Canton, MS!

Premise Health is a leading worksite health and patient engagement company dedicated to improving the cost and quality of employee healthcare. -- We believe healthcare should be about helping people get, stay and be well. That------s our mission and it------s the foundation of everything we do. With more than 40 years of experience, Premise Health manages more than 500 worksite-based health and wellness centers across the country. -- The company serves more than 200 of the nation------s leading employers, including a significant number of the Fortune 1000.

Summary: This PRN Physical Therapy Assistant will work with our Occupational and Primary Care Health Clinics. --

Essential Functions

  • 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.
  • Administers traction to relieve neck and back pain.
  • Instructs, motivates, and assists patients to learn and improve functional activities such as perambulation, transfer, ambulation, and daily living activities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs clerical duties such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, and filling out forms.
  • 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.
  • May require other duties as assigned --
    If you want to join a team of knowledgeable, compassionate, like-minded healthcare professionals, join Premise Health for an unlimited opportunity with the company that is changing the face and the place of the healthcare industry as we know it. --We are an equal opportunity employer. --

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    Education:
    • Associates Degree from an approved/accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program. --
    • Certified or Licensed as a Physical Therapy Assistant if applicable in practicing State.
    • Current Certification in AHA or ARC Basic Life Support for medical provider is required, -- Advanced Cardiac Life Support may also be required based on contract scope of servicesExperience:
      • At least two years------ experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant in an outpatient orthopedic, occupational health, or other ambulatory care clinic.------ Experience in an occupational health clinic preferred. --Knowledge and Skills:
        • Knowledge of Internet software, Spreadsheet software and/or an EMR.
        • Knowledge about workplace health and safety concepts and OSHA regulations preferred. --

Keywords: Premise Health, Jackson , Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Healthcare , Pearl, Mississippi

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