1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
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Req #: 168603
Job Location: Downtown Seattle,  Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 02/26/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: 80% of $4,101 - $5,870 per month 
Shift: First Shift 

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis:  Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

HMC Rehabilitation Therapies and Clinics has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (80%), day shift, PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT 1 (PTA 1), 4W Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. HMC Inpatient rehabilitation unit is a 28-bed unit serving patients with primary diagnoses such as of spinal cord injury, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. The PTA 1 provides physical therapy treatments to patients with complex neuro, medicine and musculoskeletal conditions and disabilities, assists the physical therapists with tests and measurements, assists in the clinical education activities.  This position is an integral member of a multi- and interdisciplinary team providing care to a wide variety of patient populations. Under general direction, the PTA 1 treats an expanded patient caseload including patients with complex problems including multiple disabilities, acute multi-trauma, and/or complex neuro, medical, orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries or conditions, including pre-operative and post-operative conditions affecting the spine and/or peripheral joints. May instruct, assign work, and evaluate physical therapist assistant students; assist with the clinical education of other health care students.

  • Collaborates with the physical therapists and physical therapy aides to provide the best care to patients.
  • Provides treatments to patients with more complex problems such as multiple disabilities, acute multi-trauma and/or complex orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries or conditions
  • Carries out and assists with implementation of treatment programs which include the use of physical agents, therapeutic exercise on patients with problems such as multiple disabilities, complex musculoskeletal impairments, and/or acute multi-trauma
  • Makes suggestions for program based on knowledge, experience, and published evidence
  • Collaborates with supervising physical therapists to provide coordinated, accessible physical therapy care/services
  • Assists physical therapists in transitioning patients to next level of care in a timely and appropriate manner when have met goals or plateaued

  • This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

    An Associate of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program that includes patient treatment affiliation. Physical ability to move patients and equipment.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

  • Minimum of eighteen months of experience as Physical Therapist Assistant I, or equivalent
  • Prior experience in an acute care hospital setting
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


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    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-03-27

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