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Physical Therapy Assistant - $20+ per hour

Company: Detroit Medical Center
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDetroit Medical Center is seeking a Physical Therapy Assistant for a job in Birmingham, Michigan.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Discipline: Therapy
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • 40 hours per week
  • Shift: 8 hours, days
  • Employment Type: Staff
    This is a position in one of our Health Club Sites and is supported by a large organizationThis is an Orthopedic Based Clinic seeing all types of orthopedic injuriesDMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan is one of the nation's largest hospitals specializing in rehabilitation medicine and research. RIM is known for its clinical expertise in spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, amputee, orthopedics and catastrophic injury care. The Institute houses the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery and the Southeastern Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury System (SEMTBIS), one of only 16 federally designated model systems of care for brain injury care and research. RIM also operates 31 outpatient sites throughout southeast Michigan specializing in sports medicine and orthopedics.Job Description:Under general supervision of a Physical Therapist, provides direct patient care using standard physical therapy procedures.
    • Instructs patients and family, oversees students, and volunteers, and participates in program development and education activities.
    • Assists Physical Therapist in patient evaluation, and assesses functional skills of patients.
    • Provides individual patient treatment including therapeutic exercise, gait training, mat mobility, transfers.
    • Performs prosthetic training, administers modality treatments, and measures and recommends equipment such as wheelchairs, orthoses, assistive devises and wheelchair cushions.
    • Instructs patients and family members, transfers, gait training, and home exercise programs. Participates in chart rounds, admission and discharge conferences, family conferences and team development conferences.
    • Maintains records such as initial, interim and discharge documentation, home care program, and equipment orders and prescriptions.
    • Prepares special reports, as requested. Receives formal supervision from a Physical Therapist to ensure all patient documentation is reviews and co-signed.
    • Attends and contributes to organizational and program development team and departmental meetings.
    • Supervises, instructs and evaluates students, and volunteers.
    • Maintains current knowledge of physical therapy theory and techniques through reading, attendance at meetings and seminars, and involvement in professional organizations.

      Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications1. Associate's degree in Physical Therapy with coursework in anatomy, biology, physiology and psychology to gain knowledge of physical therapy treatments and techniques.2. One year of experience in a clinical setting preferred.3. Current license to practice as a PTA in the state of Michigan.Skills Required1. Oral and written communication skills adequate for therapeutic and professional interaction.2. Basic knowledge and skill in common Physical Therapy practices and procedures.3. Visual acuity to observe patient response to treatment (i.e.) sweat, express, dilation of pupils); ability to determine fine discriminate detail to read equipment gauges and on-line computer; manual dexterity to operate equipment.4. Sensory ability to distinguish hot and cold during patient treatments. Job: Physical Therapy Primary Location: Birmingham, Michigan Facility: DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Job Type: Full Time Shift Type: Days Detroit Medical Center Job ID #4369-2406000635-3. Posted job title: Physical Therapist Assistant I FT DaysAbout Detroit Medical CenterThe Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is the leading academically–integrated hospital system in Metro Detroit, and one of the largest health care providers in Southeast Michigan. During our 150+ years of caring for the community, we have been recognized nationally with top awards in many aspects of hospital operations and patient care. The DMC is able to achieve these awards because of our exceptional employees.The Detroit Medical Center is one the largest academic medical centers in the United States, with a long and rich history of medical education, for more than 100 years. We train more physicians than any other hospital in Detroit.Our evidence-based approach inspires confidence and spurs innovation. It ensures that we are making treatment decisions based on our experience, on the best available research and our understanding of each patient as an individual.Our commitment to our patientsOur commitment to patient care and improving patient outcomes is part of everything we do. It's our mission. It's our promise to every patient and every family who entrusts their care to us.To meet the needs of our community, we operate 8 hospitals and more than 140 clinics and outpatient facilities across southeast Michigan, including a nationally recognized dedicated pediatric hospital (Children's Hospital of Michigan) as well as a nationally recognized rehabilitation hospital (Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan). We offer an inclusive, diverse and supportive environment. Knowing that we are better together, our teams are highly collaborative and integrated to deliver the high quality and compassionate care our patients expect and deserve. Staff members have a voice in forming our culture; one that is often referred to as "my forever family" and "colleagues who have my back". The DMC has a proud legacy of caring for the people and the families that call Metro Detroit home; they're our neighbors, our friends, and our community. That's why the DMC serves everyone in the community who needs us; no one gets turned away who comes to us for care. From local food drives to our long-standing commitment to educate and empower our community towards better health, you can count on the DMC. There's a spirit of caring and togetherness that you will experience when you join the DMC family. We are a community build on care.At the DMC, we are committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need a reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this web site, please contact the DMC facility where the position is available, for further assistance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual disability.Employee BenefitsAt the DMC, health and well-being are important to us, so we provide a range of benefits and options to help meet the needs of all eligible employees. In addition to a range of healthcare plans, including higher and lower deductible options, we offer dental, vision and an employee assistance plan. Basic life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance are provided for free to eligible plan members. Employees can also choose to participate in one of several supplemental life insurance and/or disability plans, a legal services plan and an identity protection plan. For those employees who are looking for support to care for family members, we also offer child and elder care programs.To help employees prepare for retirement, we offer a 401K savings plan, and an employee discount plan that includes discounts for a wide variety of products, including auto and home insurance and mobile plans.Benefits
      • Medical benefits
      • Dental benefits
      • Vision benefits
      • Employee assistance programs
      • Life insurance
      • Discount program

Keywords: Detroit Medical Center, Detroit , Physical Therapy Assistant - $20+ per hour, Healthcare , Birmingham, Michigan

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