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Memorial Hermann Health System

PTA, Acute Care - TMC

Houston, Texas

Overview

Welcome to Memorial Hermann where each of our more than 27,000 employees and 6,700 affiliated physicians share a commitment to helping one another, our patients and our communities. Here, you’ll work alongside the best professionals in the business with the goal of providing the best care possible. We offer an employment experience like no other, and we’ve proudly served this community for more than 110 years. At Memorial Hermann, the health of our community is always at the center of what we do.

  • Job Type: Full-Time, Part-Time, PRN
  • Job Level: Mid
  • Travel: No
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  • Multi-tasker

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You have to love what you do. Coming to work each day knowing that you’re going to make a difference in someone’s life through even the smallest act is what keeps me coming back.

– Amanda J., Patient Care Technician

TOTAL REWARDS

  • Health Insurance

  • Retirement Plan

  • Paid time off

  • Certification reimbursement

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Student Loan Repayment

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title PTA, Acute Care - TMC Location 6411 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030 Category Rehabilitation Services Type Full time Requisition 100106719 Date posted 04/08/2021

At Memorial Hermann, we’re about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Job Summary

Performs routine physical therapy treatments according to patient treatment plans under the direction of a licensed physical therapist. Documents findings, progress and instruction to patients and caregivers. . Supervises rehabilitation technicians with regard to individual patient care. May assist with program development. May provide training and guidance to students and interns.

Job Description

Location

Texas Medical Center

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant or a physical therapist program

Licenses/Certifications: Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners license or eligibility. Current certification of Basic Life Support

Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

  • The position requires occasional/frequent lifting up to 75/100 pounds and carrying of up to 30 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping and squatting.  Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate verbally and in writing are also necessary.  The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are essential to this position.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.

Principal  Accountabilities

  • Assumes responsibility in the care of the patient.  Implements a physical therapy treatment program as described by a physical therapist’s written plan of care.   Provides physical therapy services under the supervision of the PT, and treatments are modified only as allowed by the plan of care.  Is able to demonstrate physical therapy skills competently.  Supervises rehabilitation technicians and others with regard to patient care.  May screen patients for possible PT services under the direction of a PT.  Monitors patient’s condition and progress towards treatment goals.  Motivates and instructs patient/caregiver using appropriate methods.
  • Communicates effectively with the supervising physical therapist, patient/caregiver and other professional colleagues to include physicians and insurance companies.
  •  Manages time effectively.
  • Documents appropriately in the medical record and completes other documentation duties accurately and efficiently. 
  • May serve as a clinical resource to colleagues, other health care professionals, or to the community in general.
  • May serve as Clinical Instructor for PTA interns.
  • Ensures safe care of patients by adhering to policies, procedures and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity, flexibility based on patient census and accuracy of practice.  Provides treatment in all areas of the department, which may include inpatients, outpatients, weekends and holidays.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency. 
  • Supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff. 
  • Assists in clinic education efforts, whether to patients, staff, hospital, system or to the community.
  • All other duties as assigned.
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