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Genesis Health System P.T. Assistant in Davenport, Iowa

Position Title: P.T. Assistant

Department: Acute Therapies

Purpose: Provides treatment to patients within Genesis Health System in a caring, professional and efficient manner. These settings may include inpatient, out-patient, long term, home healthcare and /or outreach services. The assistant may provide treatment independently according to State practice guidelines. The assistant is responsible for assisting the therapist in reassessment. To complete necessary documentation in an accurate and timely manner. To supervise clinical interns in an effective and professional manner with the guidance and assistance of supervising physical therapist.

Report To: Director, Respiratory Therapy & Acute Rehab Svs

Supervisory Responsibility: Guidance: The job requires the provision of occasional guidance and training to others. The job does not have formal or official supervisory responsibilities.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Vendors/Clients


Education: 2 year college program or equivalent experience

Field Of Study: Physical Therapy

Special Training: Basic Life Support within 6 months

Training Preferred: Word processing, spreadsheet, Illinois state license

Licensure/Registration: Licensed in Iowa

Experience: No experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Working Conditions: There is limited exposure to highly adverse environmental conditions including physical hazards, health and safety risks, and otherwise undesirable characteristics in the environment. Personal risks require safety equipment or precautions to be followed closely but the time the employee may be exposed to these conditions is limited to 10% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes