Job Title:   Physical Therapy Assistant
Pay Grade:   7
Pay Band Min / Max:    - 
Position Number:   047091
Department / Hospital:   PHYSICAL THERAPY

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-UHealth is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. Our Faculty teach students who represent the future of medicine. Our researchers are discovering breakthrough patient treatments. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and subspecialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year.

The Department of Physical Therapy is seeking a Physical Therapy Assistant to provide clinical physical therapy services for inpatients at University of Miami Hospital. The opportunity to join a cutting edge medical facility, with world-renowned clinical-scientists, ground-breaking research, and evidence-based clinical practice is what makes this a special place to be. University of Miami, DPT program, currently ranked number 7 in the U.S., according to US News & World Report.
The incumbent will provide physical therapy treatment to patients in accordance with an established treatment plan as directed by a physical therapist. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply therapeutic principles and practices within the scope of professional limitations. Progress patients skillfully and safely through the levels of treatment within the maximum capabilities of the patient. Consult with supervising Physical Therapist regarding progress and changes in patient's condition. Document all treatment and other pertinent patient interaction in accordance with UMH policies. Provide relevant education to patient and family regarding home programs and activities. Develop and maintain effective communication with the patient, family and other members of the rehabilitation team. Use treatment tools and equipment safely and effectively. Assist in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment. Maintain a satisfactory level of productivity according to clinic standards and demonstrate willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of crisis and real clinic need. Participate in quality and safety improvement activities as directed by the Department Director.

Associate of Arts degree. A Physical Therapist Assistant degree preferred. Must have current/valid Physical Therapy Assistant license in the State of Florida. One year of experience is required. Graduate of a Physical Therapy Assistant program approved by the APTA. The Physical Therapy Assistant is responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice according to APTA guidelines and the state practice act. Good verbal and written communication skills. Any combination of relevant education, work experience, and / or certifications will be considered

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. University of Miami Hospital is the flagship facility of UHealth, which also includes the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, along with dozens of outpatient facilities. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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