Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Job ID: 07724

Posted: 9 Days Ago

Base: Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, TX

FLSA: Hourly Non-Exempt

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Texas (TX)

Gross Pay: $32.44

PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (PTA)

“We encourage Military Veterans and Military Spouses to apply"

SITE OF SERVICE:

  • Naval Health ClinicCorpus Christi, TX
  • Full Time

POSITION QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree: Associates Degree.
  • Education: Graduate from a college or university accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  • Experience: Possess a minimum of one year as a Physical Therapist Assistant after graduation
  • Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a physical therapy assistant or possess current certification as a physical therapy assistant/technician as determined by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
  • Certification: Must have current Hands-on BLS certification through the AHA or ARC
  • U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.
  • English Language Requirement: The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract are able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.
  • HCW Physical Capability: HCWs shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required under the contract and TO.

CORE DUTIES: 

  • Carry out a program of corrective exercise and treatment for assigned patients, as directed by the physical therapist. Under supervision, administer such treatment as exercise, gait training, massage, whirlpool, hot packs, diathermy, ultrasound, paraffin, ice packs and traction. Instruct patients on segments of the program including proper use of wheelchairs, crutches, braces, and prosthetic appliances and devices.
  • Administer traction to relieve neck and back pain, using intermittent and static traction equipment. Instruct, motivate, and assist patients to learn and improve functional activities.
  • Observe patients during treatments and compile and evaluate data on patients' responses to treatments and progress and report orally or in writing to the physical therapist.
  • Fit patients for, adjust, and train patients in the use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs.
  • Confer with members of the physical therapy staff and other health team members, individually and in conference, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs. Coordinate with other departments and the clinic staff to provide complete care to patients.

HOURS:

Services shall normally be provided Monday through Friday between the hours of 0730 and 1700 (an 9 hour period which includes an uncompensated 1 hour meal break). 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS

Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible and able to work with various personalities. Team work skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

LUKE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Links:

To learn more about LUKE, please visit our website at:

http://www.lukestaffing.com

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At LUKE, we’re honored the U.S. Government has entrusted us with their staffing needs for over 20 years. We’ve built a strong reputation as a reliable partner, delivering vital healthcare solutions.

When you join our team, you become part of a nationwide network of top-tier professionals who share your passion for excellence. Whether you’re a nurse, physician, therapist, caregiver, or any other healthcare specialist, we have a diverse range of positions available to match your unique skills and interests.