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PTA, Full Time - Blakeslee, PA

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Blakeslee
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Physical Therapist Assistant will treat patients in a physical and mental capacity, to improve their strength, endurance, mobility and discomfort from injury or disease under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Treat patients under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Documentation of patient treatment and progress on the medical record.
  • Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment and knowledge of growth and development appropriate to the age of the patient treated (neonate, pediatric, adolescent or geriatric). PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to sit up to ninety (90) minutes at a time. Must be able to tolerate standing for thirty (30) to forty-five (45) minutes consecutively. Must be able to use hands and fingers to manipulate dials on machines and computers. Must have the ability to lift/move, push/pull patients up to 200 lbs. utilizing the principles of the Safe Patient Handling Initiative. Must have the ability to occasionally stoop, bend, squat, crouch, kneel and reach above shoulder level.Must be capable of tactile sensation as it relates to feeling for muscle spasms, texture and skin temperature. Must have the ability to hear as it relates to normal conversation and ability to hear call bells. Must be capable of seeing as it relates to general vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision. Must be capable of driving a car. EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent and graduate of a certified physical therapist assistant program required. Current CPR certification. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Successful completion of certified physical therapist assistant program and affiliations. Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Scranton , PTA, Full Time - Blakeslee, PA, Other , Blakeslee, Pennsylvania

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