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Outpatient Physical Therapy Assistant, Full-time, Mon-Fri, 35hrs/week

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Lincoln, NE
Job Title:   Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant                                
Job Location: Lincoln (ProActive Campus)

Immediate Supervisor: Clinic Manager Therapy Plus Main Campus
Status: Hourly

Schedule: Monday- 9:30am-5pm, Tuesday-10:30am-7pm, Wednesday-9:30am-5pm, Thursday-10:30am-7pm, Friday-10am-3:30pm
  • Responsible for implementing physical therapy treatment for assigned patients under the supervision of a physical therapist, in order to restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability according to state practice act. 
  • Deliver quality patient care from admission through discharge including patient and family education/training as well as outcomes assessment.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation including monitoring visit utilization and insurance authorization.
  • Work will be performed in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies, processes, protocols and procedures.
  • Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility.

  1. Record pertinent patient information in order to document changes and comply with legal and ethical standards, including daily charting, team summary, insurance justifications, and plan of care.
  2. Contribute to the assessment process through independently performing goniometric measurements and manual muscle testing.
  3. Record daily treatment charges and equipment billing in order to insure fair and accurate financial records.
  4. Consult and meet with a supervising physical therapist, to analyze and revise treatment programs on a regular basis to ensure continuing appropriate intervention.
  5. Monitor patient's response to treatment and reports information to appropriate supervisor.
  6. Modify therapeutic interventions to accommodate the age of the patient population within plan of care established by supervising therapist.
  7. Accurately complete outcome tools on patients.
  8. Compile, record and analyze information through chart audits in order to ensure quality documentation.
  9. Assist in obtaining customer satisfaction data.
  1. In coordination with a supervising physical therapist, provide physical therapy treatment to patients, including but not limited to therapeutic exercise, gait training, functional activities, pain management, physical agents, hydrotherapy, and appropriate utilization of group therapies in order to facilitate patient recovery.
  2. In coordination with a supervising physical therapist, instruct patients and families/caregivers in functional activities and exercise programs in order to facilitate follow up on discharge.
  3. Assist patients and families with recommendations, ordering, and fitting of needed equipment.
  4. Supervise therapy aides, students and volunteers.
  5. Communicate effectively with patients, families, staff, outside contacts/sources.
  6. Follow instruction from supervisor and supervising therapist to perform other functions as assigned in order to achieve the goals within the department and the program.
  7. Participate, confer and negotiate at team meetings to develop an appropriate team plan for each patient.
  8. Must perceive customer relations as a primary focus, and continually strive to    satisfy the needs of every customer in all areas of the work force.
  9. Complete sufficient CEUS to maintain certification.
  10. Complete department and facility competencies.
  11. Assist with planning and coordination of new staff orientation and provides        advice and guidance for new staff members.
  12. Instruct and teach students from professional programs for physical therapy assistants.
  13. Instruct and teach staff new information through inservices.
  14. Participate and assist in department and facility committees and/or task forces.
  1. Operate equipment used for physical therapy treatment including but not limited to ultrasound, electrical stimulation, diathermy, precision loading, Lokomat and ICARE.
  2. Maintain and ensure a safe environment for the department. Adhere to and participate with infection prevention guidelines.
  3. Handle and operate all necessary equipment including mechanical lifts and performs required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury.
  4. Must be able to operate copier, telephone, fax machine and have basic computer skills, including e-mail, word processing, and therapy documentation and charging.
  5. Use sphygmomanometer to accurately measure blood pressure.
  • Medium work with frequent lifting. 
  • Moderate assist times 1 transfers for a patient of 250 pounds who is able to use his/her upper extremities for support routinely requires pulling/lifting force of approximately 50 pounds to be generated in order to complete a safe transfer.
  • Requires sufficient strength to produce 50 pounds of force to push a wheelchair with a 300-pound individual on level surfaces.
  • Constant walking with maximum duration of up 30 minutes sustained walking on tile, carpet and other surfaces.
  • Must tolerate frequent standing with sustained periods of up to 1 hour on tile, carpet, and shower surfaces.
  • Must tolerate frequent sitting with sustained periods of up to 1 hour. 
  • Frequent reaching with both arms at low, waist, and high levels.
  • Frequent grasping of both hands for transfers and repositioning requiring normal grip strength based on national averages.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, and twisting are required for patient care.
  • Constant near visual acuity to evaluate and monitor patients. 
  • Requires sufficient sight to see and read reports and computer screen. 
  • Requires sufficient hearing and speaking to communicate by phone or in person.  
  • May be exposed to biohazardous materials.
  • May be exposed to patients who are in an agitated or aggressive state.
  • May experience prolonged exposure to high temperatures and humid conditions and to disinfecting chemicals used in the pool.
  • Mobility required for travel to scheduled events or meetings as needed.  

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)
  • Must possess current Nebraska certification.
  • Associate degree in physical therapist assistant program. 
  • CPR for Health Care Provider/CPR for Professional Rescuer required at time of hire or within 30 days from date of hire.
  • May be required to drive a motor vehicle. 
  • If required to drive, must have current valid Nebraska driverâÂ?Â?s license, must submit a copy of current diverâÂ?Â?s abstract reflecting a good driving record, and have the required mobility needed to drive.
Madonna is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date Posted May 27, 2023
Date Closes June 11, 2023
Requisition 0005ZX
Located In Lincoln, NE
Department Lincoln-ProActive Campus
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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