Physical Therapy Asst
About CarolinaEast Medical Center
CarolinaEast Health System is dedicated to quality and compassionate care across the Coastal Carolina region. The flagship of the health system is a 350 bed full service medical center housing a complete complement of inpatient and outpatient services with the latest technology. CarolinaEast Health System employs 2,600 dedicated team members. We have physician practices in various specialties spanning four counties. Our employees create a culture of excellence that connects our patients to the same level of care that is usually found at larger medical centers while maintaining a friendly, community feel throughout our facilities. CarolinaEast offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full time employees as well as benefits to part time plus and part time employees.
Job Summary: The Physical Therapy Assistant is responsible for carrying out a treatment program as outlined by a Physical Therapist. The Physical Therapy Assistant’s role is to collaborate with the Physical Therapist in implementing a program to restore function and prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of a body part. He/she also helps the patient reach his/her maximum performance and assume a place in society while learning to live within the boundaries of his/her capabilities. All duties and responsibilities are to be carried out with empathy and compassion towards patients and their families as well as coworkers.
Minimum Requirements: Graduate of a Physical Therapy Assistant Program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association. Licensed or eligible for licensure by the state of North Carolina. Experience in rehabilitation is preferred. The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit’s departmental policies and procedures.