Under the general supervision of a physical therapist, the physical therapist assistant is a licensed provider of physical therapy services that delivers skilled physical therapy treatments to patients following the plan of care established by a physical therapist. The physical therapy assistant carries out a therapeutic plan directed toward improving mobility, relieving pain, increasing strength, and decreasing deformity due to disease or injury.
The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts(including weekends when applicable), may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.
- Graduate of an approved associate degree program as a Physical Therapist Asst
- Current PTA licensure in the State of Florida
- BLS through American Heart Association
- Competence in the delivery of skilled physical therapy services and knowledge of the scope of practice for a physical therapist assistant.
- Competent in the delivery of evidence-based physical therapy interventions.
- Excellent time and resource management skills
- Ability to maintain strenuous daily pace with overlapping schedule subject to multiple demands and interruptions
- Function at a level of performance demonstrating sound judgment and decision making, including ability to seek direction and clarification from Physical Therapist