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MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - Outpatient

Mitchellville, MD

General Summary of Position
Provides physical therapy services to patients including treatment, training, and equipment recommendations under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist according to the state requirements of which the provider is practicing.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accurately and timely documents and charges for patient care activities painting a clear picture of the patient's course of care under supervision of licensed physical therapist according to the states requirement. Documents ongoing communication with the physical therapist.
  • Demonstrates effective time management and meets productivity expectations. Manage an accurate schedule. Is timely and punctual for meetings. Demonstrates a professional commitment to provide frictionless patient access to care through flexibility, adaptability, creativity, and actions/behaviors that display empathy in our patient consumer driven environment
  • Arranges schedule for re-evaluations and discharge summaries to be done by a physical therapist.
  • Completes appropriate discharge planning, follow-up care, and determination of equipment needs in collaboration with supervising physical therapist. Demonstrates initiative in contributing new ideas for patient treatment. Involves patient and family as appropriate in treatment and discharge planning through education and training.
  • Contributes to the development and achievement of established department goals and objective. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Provides patient treatment services including review of pertinent history information, safely administering modalities, and providing interventions within the limits of the treatment plan under supervision of licensed physical therapist. Collaborates interventions with other team members toward an interdisciplinary approach where appropriate.
  • Recognizes and documents changes/response in patient's condition and contributes to modification of the treatment plan in collaboration with, and under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Provides verbal/written reports as appropriate for patient progress conferences where applicable.
  • Takes initiative in pursing and directing continuing education for professional growth and competency for self and organization. Serves as a clinical instructor to assigned students as appropriate.
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    Minimum Qualifications

    • Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant school required and
    • Associate's degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. required


    • Prior work experience not required

    Licenses and Certifications

    • Maryland, District of Columbia (DC), and/or Virginia licensure required as deemed necessary for your specific location(s). required and
    • BLS - Basic Life Support American Heart Association's BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR certification required

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Professional competency as a general practitioner in physical therapy; demonstrates independent use of varied treatment approaches.
    • Able to work in a team environment; organized, timely, detail-oriented; customer service skills for interacting with patients, including communicating with patients and family members of diverse ages and backgrounds; takes initiative in following through with all procedures and policies; effective communication; must be able to utilize computer systems

    Why MedStar Health?
    At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:

    • Strong emphasis on teamwork-our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
    • Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity-we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.
    • Comprehensive total rewards package-including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
    • More career opportunities closer to home-as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.

    About MedStar Health
    MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It's how we treat people.

    MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.

    Client-provided location(s): Mitchellville, MD, USA
    Job ID: medstar-req12766
    Employment Type: Other