University of Utah Physical Therapy Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 04/10/2018

Requisition Number PRN07958N

Job Title Physical Therapy Assistant

Working Title Physical Therapy Assistant

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 20 – 25 per week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M – F

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00201 - PhysicalTher/Athletic Training

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $22-$24

Close Date

Job Summary

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.

Responsibilities

Implements physical therapy treatment programs as outlined by care plan established by a physical therapist to improve patient’s body functions and to relieve pain. Trains patient’s ambulatory skills through strengthening and stretching exercises to improve their functional activity. Assists with instructing patients in the care and use of braces, wheelchairs, crutches, canes, walkers, prosthetic devices, bandages and other assistive devices. Adapts treatment procedures to the patient’s specific daily routine within the limits specified in the treatment plan. Consults with the physical therapist concerning the patient’s evaluation and progress. Assists the physical therapist in performing tests, evaluations and complex treatment procedures. Communicates and interacts with other team members and the patient’s family and care givers. Formulates discontinuation of patient care and follow-up plans under the supervision of a Physical Therapist. Provides documentation of patient care in accordance with established criteria. Schedules patient appointments and prioritizes case load. Maintains treatment area, equipment and supply inventory. Participates in continuous quality improvement projects. Directs the activities of aides and volunteers. Participates in activities such as departmental in-services, conferences, staff and team meetings, continuing education courses, clinics and research.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of an accredited two-year Physical Therapy Assistant program; Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire; and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required.

Preferences

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:

MMR

•Tdap

•Varicella

•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according toCDCstandards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:•MMR•Tdap•Varicella•2-step TB•Annual Influenza•Hepatitis B for some jobsLimited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.