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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Job Description

Job Summary:

Responsible for the provision of direct patient care to patients under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.  Duties include direct patient care as well as indirect patient services such as documentation, ordering, family training, rounds, and interaction with the interdisciplinary team.

Essential Duties:

  • Assists Physical Therapist in performing data collection, formulation of treatment plans, and in implementing and conducting a treatment plan.
  • Completes documentation responsibilities as identified within the PT department.
  • Formulates an effective working relationship with all health care team members, patients, and their significant-others.
  • Responds effectively to legal, patient rights, safety, maintenance, and emergency situations.
  • Participates in continuing education, staff development, and performs self-directed learning.
  • Participates in supervision of new staff, aides, students and volunteers as requested.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Job Requirements

  • High school education or GED equivalent.
  • Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
  • Entry level physical therapist assistant knowledge and experience in rehabilitation, orthopedic, medical/surgical within the last five years.
  • State PT Association and American PT Association affiliate memberships are preferred.
  • Current CPR Certification.
Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, hospital values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Adheres to and exhibits Catholic Health Initiatives core values:
    Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
    Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
    Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
    Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers CB/

  • Shift:  1

  • Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period:  80

  • Weekends Required:  None

  • Status:  Full Time
  • Job Snapshot

    Employment Type Full-Time
    Job Type Health Care
    Education High School
    Experience Not Specified
    Manages Others Not Specified
    Industry Healthcare - Health Services
    Required Travel Not Specified
    Job ID 1400016779
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    Physical Therapist Assistant

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