Riverside Health System is actively seeking a Full Time Float Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) to join our rehab team. This position will primarily be located at The Gardens at Warwick Forest in Newport News but will be required to float to other Riverside facilities based on need.
A staff Physical Therapist Assistant is required to be flexible with daily scheduling and may be required to work various patient care settings. A staff Physical Therapist Assistant is supervised by a licensed Physical Therapist and the Rehab Services Management. Following an evaluation by a Physical Therapist the assistant will follow the plan of care and perform PTA procedures as allowed by referral to aid restoring function improving mobility relieving pain and preventing or limiting permanent physical disabilities. This position may also perform other assigned duties. A staff Physical Therapist Assistant must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age goal and diagnosis appropriate care. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development throughout the life span be able to assess patients' needs and status by analyzing evaluated data and be able to interpret information to identify age-specific needs and provide appropriate care accordingly per patient care setting. This position must also be able to follow and adhere to the practices described in the Department Policy and Procedure Manual. This role is required to frequently float to other facilities on short notice due to staffing and patient/resident need.
Clinically sophisticated, yet intimate and comfortable, The Gardens at Warwick Forest was one of the first centers in the area to provide Medicare skilled services. Located in Newport News, the 209-bed facility provides Nursing Long-Term Skilled Care, Memory Support, and Rehabilitation Care. Accommodations throughout the Center include tastefully furnished private and semi-private rooms, courtyards, lounges, dining areas, and a beauty shop. The Gardens is on the same beautiful campus as our Warwick Forest retirement community and offers a very safe and close-knit feel.
Education: Physical Therapy Assistant program graduate is required
Experience: Previous healthcare experience is preferred
Licensure/Certification: Licensure to practice in the State of Virginia is required. CPR-BLS is required.