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Physical Therapist Assistant

Job Details

Location:
Fort Myers, FL

Category:
Rehabilitation

Type:
Full Time

Schedule:
Days

Job Ref:
8918

Location: Lee Memorial Hospital

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Department: Rehabilitation Services

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Workdays/Nights: Days

2776 Cleveland Ave

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Shift: Shift 1

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8:00:00 AM to 4:00:00 PM

Fort Myers, FL 33901

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Work Type: Full Time

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Exempt: No

Job Summary

Summary:

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) provides physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of the Physical Therapist (PT). PTAs implement selected components of patient/client interventions and obtain data related to that intervention; make modifications in selected interventions either to progress the patient/client as directed by the Physical Therapist or to ensure patient/client safety and comfort; educate and interact with Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant students, technicians, volunteers, patients/clients families, caregivers; and respond to patient/client and environmental emergency situations. The PTA is expected to conduct themselves in an effective professional behavior manner. The attributes, characteristics or behaviors required for success in this job include: critical thinking, communication, problem solving, interpersonal skills, responsibility, professionalism, use of constructive feedback, effective use of time and resources, stress management, and commitment to learning.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities:





Educational Requirements

Required:


  • Associate's Physical Therapist Assistant


Additional Requirements:


  • Eligible Lee Health candidates are required to graduate from an accredited program. The accepted accrediting body required for Lee Health's Rehabilitation Professionals is the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).


Experience

Required:



  • none


State of Florida Licensure Requirements

Required:


  • Physical Therapist Assistant


Additional Requirements:


  • Active Florida Physical Therapist Assistant


Certifications/Registration Requirements

Required:


  • BLS (American Heart Association / Basic Life Support)





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