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Physical Therapy Assistant - Physical Therapy - PRN

Job ID: 946642
Facility: Vidant Edgecombe Hospital
Location: Tarboro, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jan 14, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Edgecombe Hospital

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, formerly Heritage Hospital, is a full-service, 117-bed acute care facility where residents of Tarboro, Edgecombe county and surrounding communities receive a wide range of health services close to home. Our partnership with Vidant Health enhances our wide range of services and improves the quality of care our patients receive. More than 20 specialties are represented by Vidant Edgecombe Hospital's medical staff, assuring the people of Edgecombe county that almost all their health needs can be met right here at home. In addition to acute care, our services include rehabilitation, oncology and outpatient clinics.



Position Summary

A Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)  is a highly trained individual who under the supervision of the Licensed Physical Therapist, uses purposeful activity or interventions to promote health and achieve functional outcomes, by developing, improving, or restoring the highest level of independence of any individual who is limited by a physical injury or illness, a dysfunctional condition, a cognitive impairment, a psychosocial dysfunction, a mental illness, a developmental or learning disability or an adverse environmental condition. As a PTA, you will provide physical therapy treatments, participates in discharge planning, and provides patient and family education for patients whom the therapist assistant is qualified to treat, according to age and condition by virtue of training and orientation. You will also participate in non patient care activities directed at hospital quality improvement, professional growth and service aimed at meeting the hospitals mission and vision. The PTA is directly accountable to the manager for the quality of patient care delivered.

Come and join our Great team!

Minimum Requirements

  • Current licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant by NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
  • Current BLS/CPR through the American Heart Association is required.
  • Able to communicate effectively with co workers and patients of varied backgrounds.
  • Additional training and or certification as deemed necessary to practice in a specialty area as dictated by the patients age and condition.
  • Possesses and demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service appropriate to the age of the patient.

Other Information

This is a PRN, work as needed position. 

Need to be able to work week days as well as weekends.


General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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