Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapy - 457091 Luray, Virginia Full-Time
- Shift: Day
As part of our outpatient team, the therapist works with a dynamic group of therapists in a 7000 square foot facility. Our population ranges from adolescents through geriatrics with a variety of diagnoses including post-surgical, gait and balance, chronic pain, neurological, and young athletes. Therapists are encouraged to pursue specialty areas of interest and work closely with local referral sources to maximize community benefit. Therapists in this clinic treat patients one on one and documentation time is built into the schedule. The team works together to ensure optimal care of each patient and mentoring is available for new graduates.
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
As a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), the employee supports the overall Mission and Vision of Valley Health by providing the highest quality and best-practice service to its customers. The LPTA may be employed in any one of the rehab settings, and under the direction of the supervising Physical or Occupational Therapist, is an active member of the interdisciplinary team, supports treatment for addressing the skilled and medically necessary needs of the patient and provides discipline, therapist guided interventions to improve the safety and functional independence of its clients through the rehab process. Feedback from the LPTA is critical to determine and recommend the patient's progression through the continuum of care. The LPTA is responsible for establishing and maintaining discipline specific competence, identifying educational needs and seeking out learning opportunities from more advanced clinicians and specific continuing education. The LPTA is mindful of the fiduciary responsibilities and delivers rehabilitation services in a timely and efficient manner, adhering to licensure and documentation and billing guidelines. Clinical settings may include: Acute: Orthopedics Medical/Surgical Medical/Pulmonary Neurology Cardiac ICU Step Down Trauma Inpatient Rehab Orthopedics Neurology Trauma Outpatient Orthopedics Neurology Pediatrics Vestibular Aquatics. In addition, the employee maintains a working knowledge and is supportive of departmental, hospital and organizational initiatives and updates, and stays current with communication, such as emails, in a professional and timely manner.
What You Will Bring:
Associates Physical Thearpy Assistant
Certification & Licensures
Virginia/West Virginia licensure or transitional license at time of hire (PT, OT) required
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.
Basic computer and keyboarding skills or participation in computer training within the first year of employment. Competent to successfully interact with patients, according to their special needs which may apply based upon the age of the patient served - Age Specific Competencies. Learning and exhibiting consistent proficiency for entry level, setting defined, basic competency in the provision of discipline specific interventions.
What You Will Get:
- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Onsite Childcare (available at some locations)
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance
*some benefits are subject to change due to job status
We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.
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