Job Description

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY:
Administers patient treatments, supervises support personnel, and performs related duties such as participation in rounds, clinics, departmental performance improvement, and clinical education in accordance with state practice act, applicable regulations, and departmental policy and procedure. Demonstrates competence to adapt work and customer service assistance methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients served by the department.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:
Certificate of Physical Therapist Assistant from APTA accredited school; Current or eligible for Texas License
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.

Work Experience: None required. Six months preferred

Equipment Operated: Competency in Physical Therapy Equipment

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Bilingual Skills Required: Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese preferred
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)

Other Skills:
Analytical, CRT, Medical Terms, Research , P.C., MS Word

Advanced Education:
Advance Training-Specialty: Texas license or eligible for license
Associates Degree - Major: Certified PT Assistant from APTA accredited school.

Work Schedule: Flexible

Other Requirements: Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association is preferred. Must demonstrate competency in age-specific and job-specific criteria.

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