Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is currently recruiting multiple Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) to support VA St. Louis Health Care System operations. Various PRN and full-time shift schedules covering multiple local area VA healthcare facilities and outpatient clinics are available. Highly competitive compensation packages are available to qualified candidates.
The PTA will provide on-site clinical services for the VA St. Louis Health Care System. They will perform duties in an inpatient acute care, outpatient, and rehabilitation setting. The PTA conducts physical therapy and performs therapeutic treatment plans for patients with diagnosis included but not limited to orthopedics, neurologic, cardiovascular and pulmonary, geriatric, wound care/lymphedema, and chronic pain.
Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing Federal customers with solutions in many arenas. Our customers face wide-ranging challenges in the fields of national security, health care, and information technology. To address these challenges, we employ intelligent and committed staff who take care of our customers’ success as if it is their own.
Hours: Multiple shifts available. Full time and part time (PRN) opportunities available.
- Under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, the PTA provides physical therapy services, following an established plan of care, to outpatients and inpatients with a variety of diagnosis.
- Physical Therapy Assistant treatment includes:
- Therapeutic exercises
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Gait analysis and training
- Functional activity training
- Prevention/ Treatment of pain
- Adaptive equipment evaluation and prescription
- Electric Modalities, hot/cold packs
- Pelvic Health
- Aquatic Therapy
- Wheelchair seating and positioning
- Performs chart review prior to all scheduled and /or unscheduled visits and obtains a subjective history of patients assigned.
- Reviews the medical record and the established physical therapy treatment plan of care for each assigned patient prior to providing physical therapy treatment.
- Implements treatment programs to meet established goals, taking into consideration the particular rehabilitation problems of each patient.
- Applies recognized Physical Therapy treatment procedures correctly, safely, and modifies these techniques in such a manner as not to interfere with any traction devices, surgical drains, catheters, or immobilizing appliances.
- With input from the treating Physical Therapist, modifies treatment techniques as indicated within the patient's physical therapy plan of care.
- In response to the patient’s reaction to treatment, with input from the treating Physical Therapist, adapts and modifies treatment programs, to better meet the short term and long-term goals established in the physical therapy plan of care.
- On an on-going basis, confers with Primary PT, regarding each assigned patient's progress or lack of progress toward meeting established goals.
- Recognizes adverse reaction to treatment, significantly altered physical or mental status of patients, and reports to Primary PT and or appropriate medical authority.
- With guidance from Primary PT, develops and educations appropriate home program for patient, as needed, prior to discharge.
- Instructs family and/or caregiver in ways to assist patient to carry out the home exercise program, safety, recommends equipment for use.
- Instructs patient/care provider in the use of prescribed assistive devices.
- Recommends and orders appropriate equipment as needed for the patient.
- Documents and codes treatment provided and patient response, patient's current status, patient progress towards goals, and patient/family education in patient's medical record within established guidelines.
- Participates in team conferences, rounds, discharge planning meetings, specialty clinics, and other meetings as directed.
- Consults with other physical therapists, physicians, other therapists and medical personnel, patients, family and/or caregivers to maximize benefit of therapy program.
- Minimum two years of hospital experience or two years of ambulatory care experience
- Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
- Current, full, active, and unrestricted license as a therapist in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia
- Physical Therapist Assistant education and degrees must be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from CAPTE accredited colleges, universities, or institutions
Ansible Government Solutions, LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. Ansible will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on a person’s race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, medical/physical status or disability, or military status.