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For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.
In addition to our 200+ bed hospital, the Backus Health System includes numerous off-site locations, including several health centers, Backus Home Health Care and the Backus Outpatient Care Center, also in Norwich. Backus Health Centers are located in Montville, Ledyard, Colchester, Norwich, and North Stonington, and additional labs for blood draws are available throughout the region.
We’re seeking a caring and dedicated Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) for our Norwich office who has a passion for patient centered care. This is a great opportunity to work with a diverse population, in one of our largest offices, that offers a wonderful team atmosphere with experienced clinicians (PT/OT/SLP) and some of the best physicians, nurses and physician assistants in New England!
Being located in the same building as many of the referring providers allow for excellent interaction regarding patient care. The caseload can consist of a wide range of orthopedic cases and specialties: neuro, vestibular, sports medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, osteoporosis, work injury rehab, pain mgmt. and more!
Under the clinical supervision of the Physical Therapist, the PTA performs physical therapy treatments and educates patients with neurological and musculoskeletal injures, and patients with other acute or chronic disabilities through the use of physical therapy techniques and modalities to relieve pain, restore function and improve physical independence. Responsible for assisting in team collaboration and coordination of patient care.
As one of the largest rehabilitation providers in the state, we offer a team-oriented structure, a comprehensive continuing education program, an excellent benefits package along with Special Interest Groups that assist with evidence based clinical knowledge, growth opportunities and support within the organization.
• Flexible scheduling
• Extensive Paid Time Off (PTO) plus holidays
• Medical and dental benefits
• 401K with excellent company match
• Company paid short term and long term disability insurance
• Continuing education and tuition reimbursement
• 17 Special Interest Groups!
We believe in high standards. These standards allow us to bring out the very best in our clients and our staff.
• Associate’s Degree from an approved Physical Therapy Assistant Program required. Graduate of an accredited program as a Physical Therapy Assistant preferred.
• A valid and unrestricted license to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State of Connecticut.
• Open to recent graduates, experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).
Working knowledge of Sate Practice Act and Federal Medicaid and Medicare regulations. Ability to read and understand oral and written material and effectively communicate technical or complex information. Works efficiently and organizes time appropriately. Ability to prioritize daily work assignments. Proficient skills in windows-based software (including word processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation programs).
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Requires the ability to exercise discretion and use good judgment to perform duties promptly and consistently with direction. Requires high level of analytical ability in order to gather and interpret information from various sources. Able to take the appropriate action in response to changes, circumstances or problems.
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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.