The Physical Therapy Assistant prepares patients and equipment for therapy and implements treatment plans as instructed, including exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment. Assists Physical Therapist in evaluating and providing treatment for patients to ease their pain and help increase their mobility. Being a Physical Therapy Assistant requires an associate’s degree of accredited physical therapist assistant program. Records patient’s reaction to treatment and provides status reports at the end of each treatment. In addition, Physical Therapy Assistant typically reports to a physical therapist. Requires a state physical therapist assistant license. Physical Therapy Assistant’s years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position’s specialty is the main requirement.
Physical Therapy Assistant Job Description Template
Our company is looking for a Physical Therapy Assistant to join our team.
- Initiate DME orders;
- Handle member concerns when applicable;
- Ensure safety of clients in regards to proper stretch techniques and enforce StretchLab polices and safety rules;
- Communicate with doctors and other medical professionals;
- Maintain strong social media presence to client membership and retention;
- Charting / Documentation;
- Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to policy positions concerning federal, state, and local regulations and JACHO standards;
- Participates with all other health care personnel in client care planning;
- Participate in in-service programs and present in-service programs as assigned;
- Contributes to a physical therapist’s effectiveness by identifying patient care issues;
- Evaluates abnormal conditions by reviewing physical therapist’s interpretations of patient evaluations and test results;
- Prepares medical records, progress notes and updates care plans for each client visit in a timely manner as per Agency policy;
- Performs all skilled procedures as ordered by physician and according to the plan of care established by the PT;
- Provides physician prescribed physical therapy under a plan of care established by the PT;
- Administers treatment programs for patients.
- Social perceptiveness;
- Active listening;
- Organization skills;
- Patient services;
- Bedside Manner;
- Listening and verbal communication;
- Documentation Skills;
- Creating a Safe, Effective Environment;
- Personal Trainer;
- Must pass a state-administered exam or the National Physical Therapy Exam administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy;
- Love of boutique fitness environment is a must – passion for stretching, mobility and flexibility;
- Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program;
- Current BLS Certification;
- At least one year of experience preferred;
- All states require a license or certification.