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Physical Therapy Assistant, PRN

Mercy Hospital - Miami, Florida

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Job Code: 26110-8266

PRN/Per Diem


Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, PRN
Mercy Hospital
Miami, FL
Facility Description:
Mercy Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of South Florida for over 60 years. As a comprehensive healthcare facility, Mercy offers a full range of services to the residents of Miami-Dade county and surrounding communities. A 473-bed acute care facility, Mercy Hospital is accredited by Joint Commission. Mercy is affiliated with over 700 physicians representing 27 medical specialties. Its Centers of Excellence include: The CyberKnife® Institute, The Heart Center, the Maternity and Women’s Health Center, the Miami Cancer Center, the Minimally Invasive Institute, the Orthopaedics Institute, and the Surgical Weight Loss Center.

As Miami-Dade County’s only Catholic hospital, Mercy Hospital is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida and is affiliated with HCA East Florida Division, an HCA affiliate. Since its inception in 1950, Mercy Hospital has maintained its reputation for excellence while following the Catholic tradition of caring for God’s people and providing spiritual support. Mercy Hospital is dedicated to providing excellent medical care, while remaining true to its mission of caring for the physical and spiritual needs of all the people it serves.
Mercy Hospital is a member of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA Ranks on Fortune’s list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years. In addition, HCA has also been named one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for six consecutive years. Join our tradition of excellence!
Job Description:
A licensed physical therapist assistant is responsible for the delivery of patient care by following the physical therapy treatment plan and communicating patient status changes as necessary.  The  physical therapist assistant is also responsible for providing physical therapy to patients/customers throughout the lifespan and able to provide age-specific direct care/services to this population.  In addition, the licensed physical therapist assistant participates in clinical programs and interdepartmental activities within the organization.  They also function as a clinical instructor in the student affiliation program.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • AS degree from a school or college approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and current licensure in the State of Florida.
  • Holds current license as Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Experience desired, but not required.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  1. Language Skills:
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
  • Additional languages preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  1. Skills:
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Basic knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology.

Last Edited: 02/15/2017

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