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Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: Encore Rehabilitation Services, LLC
Location: Sterling
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Physical Thearpist Assistant (PTA) Overview

NEW!! Full Time Opportunity
H1B / New Grads welcome to apply
PRN available

Physical Thearpist Assistant (PTA) ResponsibilitiesProvides physical therapy services to residents by assisting in the assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation, related documentation and communication. Functions under supervision of the physical therapist.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides physical therapy services to residents under the direct supervision of a physical therapist.
Assists physical therapist in the evaluation process in the areas of self-care, homemaking, functional mobility and coordination. Assists in the evaluation of other areas as directed.
Identifies indications for and assists in evaluations at appropriate intervals under the direction of the physical therapist.
Assists the physical therapist in identifying a problem list, short-term goals, long-term goals and treatment plan.
Conducts both individual and group treatment as assigned by the physical therapist and outlined in the treatment that includes, but is not limited to, areas of muscle strength, coordination, mobility, sensory awareness, sitting and standing, transfer training, balance activities, gait training, range of motion activities and modalities.
Assists in the selection of physical therapy techniques/media and in the sequence of activities, adapts techniques/media as indicated by resident performance and following consultation with the physical therapist. No major modification to the treatment plan is made without prior consultation with the physical therapist.
Monitors resident's response to intervention and consults with physical therapist if modification is indicated.
Assists in establishing and modifying individual resident schedules in conjunction with the physical therapist and other team members.
Adheres to department and resident schedule and modifies as appropriate for treatment regimen.
Maintains acceptable resident care ratios as determined by the physical therapist.
Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive devices or other equipment; trains resident, family and appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.
Participates in resident, family and staff education.
Confers formally and informal


Associate Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program.
Current state licensure or license-eligible in states where applicable.
Regular attendance.


Keywords: Encore Rehabilitation Services, LLC, Worcester , Physical Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Sterling, Massachusetts

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