Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - PRN


Under the supervision of the Registered Physical Therapist (PT), the Physical Therapist Assistant treats patients according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician/PT and participates in patient care conferences.

• Demonstrates knowledge of individual residents’ histories, current progress and personal issues or difficulties.

• Ensures that any changes in patient condition are unusual circumstances are reported to the supervising PT,

nurse and/or the Director of Rehabilitation.

• Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control the spread of infection.

• Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, i.e., electrical stimulation, ultrasound, rehab equipment, etc.

• Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.

• Ensures that scope of duties and services provided are consistent and within the guidelines of the

Physical Therapy Assistant licensing and practice act.

• Demonstrates ability to apply physical therapy procedures as scheduled by supervising PT.

• Provides age and diagnosis appropriate therapeutic interventions.

• Provides patient and family education on tasks and resources that will assist with continued functional independence and safety.

• Provides quality patient care to guarantee positive patient and family satisfaction.

• Communicates with the physical therapist, physicians and other treatment team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.

• Participates as necessary in patient care conferences, rehabilitation meetings and other meetings as assigned.

• Records clinical documentation according to accepted regulatory, corporate in professional guidelines.

• Contributes to the delivery of cost effective care.

• Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.

• Participates in discharge planning as requested.

• Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment as needed for residents.

• Communicates with supervisor regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.

• Acts as clinical preceptor for affiliated Physical Therapy Assistant schools.

• Documents and charges daily therapeutic units timely and accurately.

• Supervises Rehab Technician in direct patient care and patient related activities.

• Adheres to department productivity standard.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

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Job Requirements


• Prefer six (6) months experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation setting.

Education Required

• Graduate from an American Physical Therapy Association accredited school of Physical Therapist Assistants.

Additional Information


• Current licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the state of Texas.

• Must be certified in AHA BLS and ABC 101.

• Must maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within 90 days of hire.