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CoxHealth Physical Therapist Assistant - Acute Care Therapy

Company: coxhealth
Location: Springfield
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Summary Job Summary A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) works under the direction of a Physical Therapist (PT) in the acute care setting. The physical therapist assistant treats patients in the pediatric through geriatric age ranges implementing prescribed treatments for patients post trauma, surgery, acute medical event or exacerbation. A PTA completes therapeutic exercises, training and treatment to return the patient to a normal pattern of movement and functioning as possible. The physical therapist assistant collaborates with the supervising physical therapist as well as other medical professionals. The PTA also provides education to patients and assists with training and recommendations for use of assistive devices. PTA's in acute care therapy participate in a rotation approximately every 3 months in the following medical units: step down, cardiology, medical surgical, oncology, respiratory, neurology, and orthopedic. Specialty teams for trained physical therapist assistants include: pediatric, wound care, and lymphedema. Job Requirements Education Required: Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program Experience No prior experience required Skills Good clinical expertise, communication skills, human relations skills and organizational skills required. Self-motivated individual who can work independently with little direct supervision required Has demonstrated interest in professional growth by attendance at continuing education workshops, and applications of new principles and/or techniques. Licensure/Certification/Registration Required: MO license for Physical Therapy Assistant AND BLS must be obtained within 90 days of hire Additional Information Benefits & Perks! Preventive Health Plans available On-site Daycare with extended hours, holidays and weekends Employee Discount at CoxHealth Fitness Centers Pharmacy delivery to your unit On-site Employee Health services Opportunity to earn referral bonuses of up to $5,000 per hire for certain positions 1906 Employee Store Cafeteria discount If you would like more information about job benefits & perks, please feel free to email us @ or visit

Keywords: coxhealth, Springfield , CoxHealth Physical Therapist Assistant - Acute Care Therapy, Healthcare , Springfield, Missouri

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