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Physical Therapy Assistant I

Job ID: 970818
Facility: ECU Health Duplin
Dept: Physical Therapy
Location: Kenansville, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jun 6, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Duplin Hospital

ECU Health Duplin Hospital is an 81-bed facility located in Kenansville, North Carolina. The 15-bed emergency department serves approximately 25,000 patients per year. In addition to providing general medical and surgical services, ECU Health Duplin Hospital offers chemotherapy and other cancer infusion interventions and has earned national designation as a Primary Stroke Center.

Position Summary

Provides direct patient care by offering appropriate treatments according to age and condition. Actively seeks to improve knowledge and skills of self and others. Provides appropriate leadership. Meets clinical productivity standards. Meets competency requirements. Will also be involved in team dynamics and participate in interdisciplinary activities when appropriate.


Provides physical therapy treatments, participates in discharge planning and provides patient/caregiver education, per therapist direction, for patients whom the therapist assistant is qualified to treat, according to age and condition by virtue of training and orientation. Adjusts work load to meet the demands of patient care including the alteration of scheduled work hours including weekends. Is responsible for the safety of patients assigned while they are in the patient treatment areas and is aware of the overall safety conditions in the areas. Unsafe conditions or actions are to be corrected and /or reported to appropriate management staff. Meets clinical productivity standards
Communicates and consults with physical therapist regarding patients status on a regular and frequent basis. Communicates and interacts with other health care professionals, patient/caregiver according to age group and background in an appropriate and timely manner through verbal, written or nonverbal.
Completes documentation requirements promptly, accurately and thoroughly according to policies
Supervises/delegates portions of patient care to appropriate personnel. Actively participates in supervising students as deemed appropriate by the supervisor/clinical coordinator.
Actively seeks to improve knowledge and skills by attendance at inservices and continuing education programs and shares such knowledge and skills with others. Attends and participates in all mandatory inservices/meetings. Additional training/certification as deemed necessary to practice in a specialty area as dictated by patients' ages or conditions.
Actively participates in: establishment of program goals and objective, establishment of program budget, staff utilization including the supervision and delegation of portions of patient care to appropriate personnel, space allocation, quality improvement and program development, Assists in the development, revision, implementation and enforcement of policies and procedures. Assists in the orientation of personnel.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Graduation with Associate Degree as Physical Therapist Assistant from an APTA accredited school.

Current licensure or eligible for licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant by The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiner is required.

3 years or less of licensure is required
Associate Degree or higher

Preferred Requirements

Prior Physical Therapist Assistant experience in hospital.
Current NC PTA license

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU 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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