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Whitehall, WI 54773

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Part time
JR-18559

Description

Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you’re looking for a job to love, apply today.

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Tri County Memorial is seeking a Physical Therapist Assistant! This is your opportunity to provide care to patients in Tri County's brand new hospital.

What you will do:
  • Assist Physical Therapists and patients in the hospital setting
  • Casual position- pick up shifts when you can
  • 8-hour day shifts
  • One Saturday every 4-6 weeks
​What will you get:
  • Close-knit, small town community
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Experience with all patient populations
  • Engaged, interactive, positive team that focuses on the highest quality of care
  • Opportunity to earn extra money
What do you need:
  • Associate's degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from an accredited college
  • Physical Therapist Assistant licensed in the state of Wisconsin

Gundersen Health System Hospital and Clinics comprises 7 hospitals and 33 clinics. We bring care close to home for our patients in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.  Inside our walls and our neighborhoods, we deliver world-class medical care and the right amount of love. We call it love + medicine and it’s more than our practice. It is who we are.

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the physical therapist, the physical therapist assistant (PTA) provides physical therapy services and elements of patient/client management leading to optimal outcomes according to the Wisconsin and/or Minnesota Physical Therapy Standard of Practice. The PTA works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team in the areas of education and consultation regarding patient care needs in accordance with the vision and mission of Gundersen Health System. The PTA may also coordinate and provide aquatic therapy services.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Under the supervision of the physical therapist, the PTA works with patients and families to ensure optimal outcomes. Also consults, educates, and engages in critical inquiry.

2. Actively pursues communication with supervising physical therapist regarding treatment planning and patient status.

3. Interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professions, communicates value of physical therapy services.

4. Responsible for completing documentation according to established departmental standards to enhance effective patient care and proper reimbursement.

5. Meets standards of practice according to federal, state, and professional association guidelines. Maintains and achieves proficiency in departmental competencies.

6. Teaches and counsels individuals, families, groups, and community.

7. Participates in departmental and multidisciplinary review of process, treatment, or systems issues for quality improvement initiatives.

8. Pursues relevant educational opportunities to maintain or enhance professional knowledge and meet departmental needs.

9. If applicable, may be involved with aquatic physical therapy program and coordination of pool safety and maintenance.

10. Performs other job related responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Learning:

REQUIRED

Associate degree in Physical Therapist Assistant

Work Experience:

REQUIRED

No experience required. Will consider new graduate

DESIRED

1 year of experience in related field.

License and Certifications:

REQUIRED

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in state(s) of practice

Current Infant-Adult Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (with hands on learning) from one of the following programs; American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Age Specific Population Served:

Pediatric (1 - 12 years)

Adolescent (13 - 17 years)

Adult (18 - 64 years)

Geriatric (65 years & older)

OSHA Category:

Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:

Exposed to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:

Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

Squatting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Balance - Right Leg Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Balance - Left Leg Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 25-50

Carrying - Short Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 25-50

Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 25-50

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact the recruiter listed below:

Primary Recruiter:

Nikki Frahm-Ward

Recruiter Email Address:

[email protected]

Equal Opportunity Employer

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