• Physical Therapist Assistant

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(12/30/2019 5:09 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Patient Care
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    ICE MUSL Physical Therapy Inpatient
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    New Graduates Welcome!

    Schedule: Three 12-hour Shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday


    The Physical Therapist Assistant in Acute Care is responsible for daily treatments which may consist of, but are not limited to: gait training, transfer training, functional mobility, balance training, strength training, therapeutic exercise, and patient and family education.  S/He is also responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation per department, HIPAA, and TJC standards.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary offered commensurate with experience.


    • Provides daily treatments consisting of gait training, transfer training, balance training, endurance and strength training, functional mobility, therapeutic exercise, and patient and family education.
    • Provides documentation to ensure that UAMS' policies and procedures, HIPAA and TJC standards are being met when treating patients.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Associates degree in Physical Therapy
    • Current and valid licensure by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapist Assistant or eligible to apply for licensure

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Occasionally
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 100+ lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools


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