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Providence Health & Services PTA - Wound Care Specialist in Lacey, Washington


Providence is calling a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) (Home Health, Day Shift, 0.5 FTE) to Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice in Lacey, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Serve as a clinical resource to agency staff on issues pertaining to patients with wounds, pressure ulcers, ostomies (if area of expertise), fistulas and incontinence (if area of expertise). Makes joint visits for evaluation and education purposes as needed.

  • Complete wound and/or ostomy assessment and develop a plan of care in coordination with the RN case manager and other providers. PTA will provide direct patient care in the implementation of outcome oriented interventions under the physician-ordered Plan of Care.

  • Perform billable skilled visits primarily for patients with wounds and ostomies.

  • Collaborate with all healthcare team members (internal & external) toward the best outcomes for the patient and ministry.

  • Assess POC of ostomy patients (if area of expertise) and promotes self-care and psychosocial rehabilitation. Evaluates the effectiveness of care provided and revises care plan if indicated.

  • Serve as an educator to patients and their families, staff, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in the community regarding the management of ostomies, fistulas, wound, pressure ulcers, and incontinence (up to level of certification). This may include in-service education and orientation classes.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of a Physical Therapy Assistant Program (usually an Associate of Science degree) approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

  • Graduate of a certification program provided by one of the following: Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB), National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO), American Board of Wound Management (ABWM)

  • Current certification in one of the following: CWOCN (Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse), WOCN (Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse), CWCN (Certified Wound Care Nurse) , WCC (Wound Care Certified) , CWS (Certified Wound Specialist), CWCA (Certified Wound Care Associate)

  • Current Physical Therapy Assistant Washington State License

  • Current Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Current Driver’s license and have access to daily use of an insured, reliable vehicle

  • 2 years of PTA Experience

  • Experience managing simple and complex wounds

  • Professional scope of practice allows for wound care in the state of Washington

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year direct-patient experience with wound certification

  • Experience in a Medicare-certified Homecare or Hospice agency/facility

  • Experience managing and teaching ostomy care

  • Experience with wound certification in an inpatient or clinic setting

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice, in Olympia, Washington, is a home health and hospice ministry serving patients in their places of residence throughout Mason, Lewis and Thurston counties in Washington state. Our team brings the Providence tradition of excellence into the home setting, and work together with physicians, patients, family members and insurance providers to meet each patient's unique needs. Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice is a non-profit, state licensed and Medicare certified agency.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Therapy Support (PTA, COTA, Rehab Aide)

Location: Washington-Lacey

Req ID: 216655