Covenant Health

Job Title
PHYS THERAPY ASST
ID
2022-51029
Facility
Cumberland Medical Center
Department Name
PHYSICAL THERAPY

Overview

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Physical Therapist Assistant 

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

Covenant Health is the region's top performing healthcare network. Each of our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region

 

Cumberland Medical Center is a 189-bed hospital in Crossville, Tennessee, with more than 650 employees and 175 active physicians. It offers a full range of specialty services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, surgery, orthopedics, maternity services, cancer care, and advanced wound care.

 

    • Emergency Department: 24 emergency beds       
    • Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 12 ICU beds
    • Labor & Delivery: 12 LDRP suites
    • Med/Surg: 37 beds
    • Surgery: 9 operating room surgery suites
    • Telemetry   37 beds  

Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Cumberland Medical Center is an acute care hospital offering all private patient rooms as well as specialized services not usually found in the rural medical system.

 

For seriously ill patients, advanced medical and surgical care is provided at CMC including telemetry monitored beds and an intensive care unit. Additionally, Cumberland Medical Center offers an outpatient imaging center, same day surgery unit, cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs, a sleep disorder center, breast center, cancer center, and hyperbaric medicine and wound center.

 

"Cumberland Medical Center offers a unique, family-oriented healthcare setting in a rural environment. We strive to deliver exceptional care to our patients, their loved ones, and each other. We look forward to welcoming team-focused people to grow their careers with us!"

-Chief Nursing Officer, Cumberland Medical Center

Group Photo, Nurses & Doctors  

 

 

Position Summary:

 

Under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, provides treatment programs for physical therapy patients as defined by State Practice Act. Monitors patients' progress and modifies treatment plans as per the physical therapist.

 

Recruiter: Whitney Mocsari || wmocsari@covhlth.com || 865-374-5384

Responsibilities

  • Clinical practice – Administers treatment programs, including specialized treatment
    • Adheres to the "Definition and Utilization of the Physical Therapist Assistant" as stated in the current American Physical Therapy Association policy.
    • Monitors patient progress and makes recommendations to the physical therapist in accordance with patient needs and evidence based practice.
    • Documents patient progress in medical records for assigned patients.
    • Provides input for patient care and discharge planning with other health professionals.
    • Meets established targets for passive/active treatment ratios
    • Involves patient and family in treatment, education and goal setting. Coordinates with other medical personnel regarding patient’s progress, needs and discharge planning.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and competency including providing for age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Serves as a resource person for support staff and other health system staff
    • Assists with training, orientation and supervision of support staff.
    • Assumes responsibility for the educational development of assigned PTA students.
  • Maintains and updates patient documentation in accordance with professional, departmental, organizational, and payer guidelines and timeframes. Maintains established targets for compliance with chart audits.
  • Meets established target for:
    • Quality/outcome measures
    • Service/patient satisfaction measures
    • Financial/productivity measures
    • Growth/patients-per-day measures
  • Demonstrates leadership including, but not limited to:
    • Supervision of support staff
    • Participates in professional organization/meetings (TPTA, APTA)
    • Volunteers for Covenant Health activities such as the marathon, golf tournament, sports physicals, employee education, etc.
  • Complete partnering activities per established targets per month.
    • Physician office visits
    • Community lectures/volunteer
    • Case Manager visits/marketing
    • Provide in-services
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:           

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience:         

One (1) year experience preferred.

 

Licensure Requirement:      

Current Tennessee Physical Therapist Assistant license. CPR required.

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