Physical Therapy Aide Jobs

Physical Therapy Aide Job Overview

Physical Therapy Aides or Assistants (PTAs) work with physical therapists to treat patients and help them increase mobility or manage pain. Oftentimes, people in these roles need to be very observant and watch patients closely before, during, and after therapy to make sure they’re not experiencing any strange symptoms. They also help by setting up and cleaning the treatment area, so the patient and physical therapist can make the most of their time together.

PTAs are usually involved in the direct care of patients, and have to be able to educate families about treatment. They will also have to complete multiple tasks like cleaning, washing linens, and clerical duties.

Physical Therapy Aide Job Education Requirements

The entry-level education requirement for physical therapy aides is a minimum high school degree. This is because many of the techniques and process can be taught on the job. Those interested in the field who are looking to advance their careers should consider becoming physical therapy assistants, who need an associate’s degree from an accredited PTA program.

While basic computer and clerical knowledge is required for PTAs, the majority of the job tends to require people to be on their feet most of the day in doctor’s offices or hospitals. Certain positions might require candidates to lift a certain amount of weight if they’re going to be holding patients or therapy materials.

Physical Therapy Aide Job Market

The job market for Physical Therapy Aides is projected to grow much faster than average in the next ten years. By 2022, there will be more than 49,000 new PTA jobs – a 41 percent growth rate. There are two primary reasons for this increase in demand. First, healthcare reform and better treatment of the elderly will increase the average lifespan of patients and make treatment more affordable. Also, our society’s increased understanding of chronic conditions will better let us treat them with physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Aide Job Salary Information

Aides to Physical Therapists make an average of $24,000 a year, but can grow to become Physical Therapy Assistantswho make an average $39,000 annually. Assistants typically serve as a second set of hands to the Physical Therapist who is in charge of the treatment.

Becoming a physical therapy aide is a good stepping-stone to build experience and get your foot in the door. It will familiarize candidates with the environment and better prepare them if they return to school to further their physical therapy education.

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Agility Health is currently hiring for a part-time Rehabilitation Technician to work with our rehab team at our skilled long-term care facility in Zeeland, MI. Hours: 20 – 35 hours per week Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Scheduling - Staffing - Working with numbers/math - Transporting patients using wheelchairs and other equipment - Medical record filing - Physical lift...
Works under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist. -Will be responsible to treat patients as ordered by the licensed therapist. -Treatments will consist of the use of hotpacks, ultrasound, electrical stimulation & massage. -Responsible for supervising patients when doing their exercise program. -Other responsibilities will include patient charting, putting away supplies and p...
All work to be performed at The Army Womack Hospital in Fort Bragg Job Purpose: Supports physical therapy care delivery by preparing treatment area, patient, equipment and materials; performing procedures, under the supervision of a physical therapist. Duties: * Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. * Prepares patients for physical therapy treat...
A PT/OT Aid assists with or supports the provision of physical or occupational therapy services under the direct supervision of a licensed physical or occupational therapist, in accordance with the state practice act for these disciplines. To support department personnel in maintaining a clean and organized department. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONISIBILITIES: Assists professional staff with a...
Einstein Healthcare Network Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park
Position Description Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park is a 60 bed general acute care hospital located on a 30 acre suburban campus in Montgomery County. We are committed to providing the community with prompt, personalized and high quality healthcare in a friendly, comfortable environment. Einstein Healthcare Network promotes wellness. Research has shown that smoking is dangerous to the health...
Department: Physical Therapy Schedule: Casual Shift: Days Hours: Varies Salary Range: PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE – MEDICAL CENTER-GRATIOT Position Summary: This position provides assistance as required for patient care, under the supervision of PT, OT, SLP, PTA, or COTA. Qualifications: Knowledge of reading, writing, mathematical and computer skills as normally acquired through completion of h...
Health One West Hills, CA
Physical Therapist Aide/PD - Physical Therapy - PRN - Variable ( Job Number: 01554-2567 ) Work Location : United States-California-West Hills-West Hills Hospital and Medical Center Schedule : PRN/Per Diem Description Summary of Responsibilities: To perform basic technical skills such as department maintenance, whirlpools, hot packs, gaiting, etc. as instructed by the staff, under the supervisi...
MountainView Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Description General Statement of Duties : Provides patient care as established in the plan of care under the supervision of the Physical Therapist. Assists with making patient schedules, providing patient education, and supervision of the rehab aide. Essential Job Functions : 1. Provides patient care, under the direction of a Physical Therapist, for patients who have impai...
MountainStar Healthcare San Antonio Live Oak, TX
Description General Statement of Duties : Provides patient care as established in the plan of care under the supervision of the Physical Therapist. Assists with making patient schedules, providing patient education, and supervision of the rehab aide. Essential Job Functions : 1. Provides patient care, under the direction of a Physical Therapist, for patients who have impairments, functional li...
POSITION SUMMARY: A licensed/certified therapy assistant’s overall responsibility is to assist and support the plan of treatment for each resident/resident assigned. The assistant is an active participant in the center and an integral part of the interdisciplinary team. The Senior Assistant also supervises assistant students, assists with new staff orientation in their specific discipline, partic...
provision of physical therapy services. Rehabilitation Services at Desert Regional Medical Center may include the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and recreational therapy to patients on Acute units, Acute Rehab, the Skilled Nursing Facility, and in the Out-Patient Program. These programs provide services to include wound care, orthopedic, medical, medical-surgic...
Tenet Healthcare Corporation Palm Springs, CA
Description : provision of physical therapy services. Rehabilitation Services at Desert Regional Medical Center may include the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and recreational therapy to patients on Acute units, Acute Rehab, the Skilled Nursing Facility, and in the Out-Patient Program. These programs provide services to include wound care, orthopedic, medical,...
MountainStar Healthcare Las Vegas, NV
Description POSITION SUMMARY (includes, but is not limited to): To assist with the indirect and direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed therapist. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patients served in his/her department. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess ...
MountainView Hospital
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem Description POSITION SUMMARY (includes, but is not limited to): To assist with the indirect and direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed therapist. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patients served in his/her department. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over th...
DIGNITY HEALTH Phoenix, AZ
About This Position JOIN US NOW as we are seeking a dynamic PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE who is passionate about the health and well-being of our patients to assist Physical Therapists in performing physical therapy procedures. This position also maintains inventory, department files, and assists with maintenance of a clean, safe, orderly department. This position is critical to the success of St. Jose...
High School Diploma ****This is a temporary/contingent position**** Job Summary: This position functions under general direction of the Director of Rehabilitation Services, under direct line of sight supervision of the Physical Therapist, and according to American Physical Therapy Association & American Occupational Therapy Association guidelines for practice. This position assists implementation ...
High School/GED Physically assist patients in the safe practice of activities related to exercise, transfers, ambulation and ADL. Support the Therapists and Assistants with activities such as ambulation, transfers, exercises, ADL and transportation to and from the department or other areas of the hospital. Carries out restorative exercise programs and/or recreational activities which are predeter...
Senior Physical Therapy Services Harleysville, PA
SPTS is seeking an experienced Physical Therapy Aide to assist in all aspects of patient care in our fast paced Physical Therapy clinic. Hours needed are Mondays through Friday from 8:30 PM - 3:30 PM. Compensation is based on experience. Candidate must be well groomed, well spoken, punctual and ready to support in a busy and professional environment. Your main focus will be supporting the therapi...
JOB ID: 1500005233 LOCATION: St Josephs Hospital Med Ctr, Phoenix, AZ 85013 SHIFT: 8HOUR, Day EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Per Diem HRS PER PAY PERIOD: 16 JOIN US NOW as we are seeking a dynamic Part Time PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE who is passionate about the health and well-being of our patients to assist Physical Therapists in performing physical therapy procedures. This position also maintains inventory, depar...

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