Physical Therapist Assistant - Washington Rehab

Hagerstown, MD | Rehabilitation Services | Tracking Code: 72807

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, performs treatments and provides exercise instruction, demonstration and education for patients at an entry to intermediate skill level.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Carries out a program of exercise and treatment for assigned patients, as determined by evaluation performed by the Physical Therapist.
  2. Assists the Physical Therapist during patient testing, evaluations and complex procedures according to the rules and regulations of the APTA and PPTA.
  3. Coordinates physical therapy activities in collaboration with the other members of the interdisciplinary team to facilitate achievement of established goals.
  4. Ensures compliance with regulations set forth by the regulatory agencies and state governing bodies.
  5. Conducts or participates in training medical and nursing personnel in physical therapy techniques and objectives.
  6. Utilizes safe patient handling techniques for all patient transfers, lifts and positioning.
  7. Complies with PA practice act related to communication with supervising Physical Therapist.
 

Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree from an accredited physical therapist assistant program
  • Certified Physical Therapist Assistant; BLS certification
  • Up to 6 months experience required 
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Central Pennsylvania offers an idyllic blend of small cities and towns—including Lancaster, York, Gettysburg, Lebanon, Chambersburg and Waynesboro—surrounded by welcoming suburban neighborhoods and pristine rolling countryside. Our communities are conveniently situated within a short drive of major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as well as Pennsylvania's scenic Pocono Mountains to the north.

Here you'll find affordable home prices and living costs. Plus, there's an outstanding selection of schools, nearby colleges and universities. The area abounds with recreation and activities, including the famous Hersheypark and ZooAmerica and historic Gettysburg National Military Park; numerous state parks that offer hiking, mountain biking and kayaking; and charming river towns featuring great restaurants, museums, shopping, antiquing and more. Air, rail and public transportation links are also very reliable.

You'll feel right at home in our region. And, with so many places in which to live and practice, you're sure to find a WellSpan career that's a perfect match for you and your lifestyle.