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Company: Prisma Health
Location: Sumter, SC
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


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Job Summary

Provides physical therapy treatment under the direction of a Registered Physical Therapist. Provides patient/family education, completes documentation of patient treatments, charges, and other information as needed.


  • Implements and manages a specific and comprehensive treatment plan. 55%

    -Works under the supervision of a registered physical therapist in delivering patient treatment.

    -Demonstrates advanced skills in administering physical therapy procedures.

    -Assesses patient response to treatment, modifying when appropriate with input from the supervising therapist.

    -Demonstrates awareness and use of proper safety measures regarding patients, others in the treatment area, and himself.

    -Interacts regularly with others involved in the patient's care to incorporate an interdisciplinary treatment approach for quality, coordinated care.

  • Complies with departmental policies for documentation. 10%

    -Documents all aspects of assessment, planning, treatment, and discharge in the medical record (and in the working PT chart) in a timely, legible manner.

    -Long-term and short-term goals are measurable and achievable within a specified amount of time.

    -Daily treatment records are noted in the working PT chart on a daily basis and are clear and professional in their terminology.

    -Weekly patient conference notes are succinct and contain information regarding progress to date and focus of further treatment.

    -Interdisciplinary meetings are documented by the Primary Therapist in a timely manner.

    -Obtains necessary evaluations and re-evaluations in a timely manner.

  • Participates in patient discharge preparations. 10%

    -Provides Case Managers with appropriate DME referrals in an adequate amount of time in which the Case Manager is able to secure the equipment for the patient prior to D/C from RCP.

    -Provides information regarding follow-up services which may include a referral to other community resources.  

  • Actively participates in patient and family education process. 10%

    -Provides education and training to patients, families, and caregivers regarding diagnoses, progress, long-term functional outcomes.

    -Completes patient/family education in the functional areas noted on the Patient/Family Education Sheet prior to a TLOA or D/C (whichever is appropriate).

     -Supports and conducts HILS as appropriate.

    -Supports and provides educational material to patients/families for support groups as well as community resources. 

  • Productivity 5%

    -Strives to meet department productivity standards.

    -Assists with coverage on other units when caseload permits and when multiple caseloads may be modified easily to permit one person to assist with coverage in another area.

    -Complies with established standards of efficient patient scheduling to maintain appropriate levels of productivity when covering the inpatient unit  

  • Provides oversight to PTA students and Technical Assistants as assigned. 5%

    -Exercises sound judgment in delegating tasks to the Technical Assistant.

    -Completes an orientation to the TBI/YCVA Program for the PTA student.

    -Coordinates with appropriate people for an effective learning experience for the student.

    -Provides timely positive and constructive feedback to the Technical Assistants and students.

    -Completes mid-term and final evaluations in a timely and appropriate manner for the student 

  • Hospital, Department, and Team Responsibilities 5%

    -Attends staff meetings,team meetings, and mandatory in services as scheduled.

    -Completes mandatory hospital training annually and in a timely manner.

    -Completes TB test procedures by the end of the employee's birth month.

    -Completes assignments in a timely and thorough manner

    -Assists with care and maintenance of  departmental equipment and supplies.

    -May be requested to help with routine clean up duties at day's end as needed.

    -Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities

  • Job has direct and/or indirect supervision of employees that may include final budget authority, hire/termination/disciplinary authority, performance appraisal responsibility. Job will be considered a member of the management staff with direct reports.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate's Degree - Graduate of APTA (Accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program).
  • No previous experience required.

Required Certifications/Registrations/Licenses

  • LPTA- LIC PHY THERAPY ASSISTANT (Licensure by S. C. Board of Physical Therapy).
  • CPR certification.

In Lieu Of The Minimum Requirements Listed Above

  • N/A

Other Required Sills and Experience

  • Patient Equip (Vitals, Suction, Defib) experience.
  • Knowledge of standard PT equipment.

Work Shift

Weekend Shift (United States of America)




1570 Tuomey Hospital - Payroll Only


15707370 Physical Therapy

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