Physical Therapist Assistant

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Job posting number: #7193427

Posted: November 13, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Assist physical therapists in carrying out complex procedures and programs. Perform routine treatment procedures in accordance with established protocols. Instruct patients in physical therapy activities, including use of equipment and home exercise program. Observe and report patient conditions; document treatment programs and patient progress. Conduct Biodex isokinetic testing and evaluation. Participate in casting and orthotic fabrication using plaster and aquaplast techniques. Participate in teaching PTA students as necessary.

Mission Statement
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations, and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components: patient care, education, and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?
Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world?s most distinguished academic health systems. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
2:1 Match on retirement savings
Provide treatment under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, following focused treatment plans based on established goals.
Monitors patient?s response to treatment and modifies treatment and/or reports patient?s response to the Physical Therapist as appropriate.
Completes patient care and billing documentation according to established procedures.
Assist Physical Therapists in carrying out complex procedures and programs.
Instruct patients in physical therapy activities and in the use of equipment.
Attend meetings to report on patient progress.
Identify the need for home treatment programs; plan and instruct the patient and family / caregivers in home treatment programs.
Assist in orientation and training of new staff and volunteers
Supervise physical therapy assistant students.
Process patient care orders using the electronic ordering system may be required in certain areas.
Required Qualifications*
Associates degree in a Physical Therapy Assistant approved program is mandatory.
Current licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State of Michigan is necessary.
Knowledge of durable medical equipment, orthotic and lower extremity evaluations, bracing and casting of orthopaedic injuries.
Current CPR and first aid certification.
Desired Qualifications*
One to two years of orthopaedic/sports experience is preferred.
Licensure & Certification
Physical Therapist Assistant license from the State of Michigan is required.

Background Screening
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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