As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. HMC Rehabilitation Therapies & Clinics has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT 1. Under general supervision, this individual will provide physical therapy services as directed by plan of care established by primary therapist. This will include progression of treatment, and patient and family education. Collaborate with other disciplines as appropriate to coordinate continuity of patient care. Implement treatment programs, which include the use of physical agents, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and functional training. RESPONSIBILITIES:Demonstrates working knowledge of the disease process, precautions, typical medical treatment and diagnostic procedures, functional abilities, complications, and implications of long-term deficits related to primary diagnoses treated in service areaProvides skilled, timely, and effective patient care. Demonstrates competency in administering treatment plan to typical patient populationFollows protocols, standards, and guidelines of care relating to specific diagnosis on assigned serviceReviews and utilizes primary therapist's assessment, goals, and plan to provide appropriate treatment. Follows treatment program as directed in plan of care. Monitors patient response to treatmentDocuments intervention and strategies for treatment per workgroup and organizational standards. Documentation includes recording measurable criteria, method of treatment, home program, and adaptations to plan due to patient's response to interventionCommunicates regularly with primary therapist to clarify treatment plan and/or discuss treatment ideas. Reports any change in status or unexpected response to treatment to primary therapistParticipates in team rounds and participates in providing other educational information to patient and familyHas knowledge of other treatment team members' rolesFollows billing and reimbursement proceduresComplies with agency and division standards, protocols, and procedures Participates in discipline and workgroup meetings. Offers creative and positive ideas and solutionsParticipates in Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance (QI/QA) activities within the workgroupPractices UW Service Culture Guidelines. Contributes to the efficient operation of clinic and/or workgroup. Helps create a positive work environment by demonstrating teamwork, flexibility, and service-oriented communication with patients and coworkers Articulates and integrates safety policies and procedures into daily practiceThis position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS:An Associate of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program that includes patient treatment affiliation. Physical ability to move patients and equipment. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS:Current Washington State license to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.