This is a position involving the responsibility for assisting a physical
therapist with the treatment and prevention of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal
disabilities by the application of direct physical
therapy procedures to patients. The work is performed under the supervision
of a qualified physical therapist who evaluates the patient, develops the
treatment plan and designates specific responsibility to the Assistant. A
physical therapist is readily available at all times for direction and
assistance. Provides physical therapy treatments within the Department of
Education guidelines; does related work as required.
Education: Graduate from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program.
License / Certification: Licensed and currently registered by the NYS
Education Dept. to practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant or in the
possession of a current temporary permit pending the granting of a license.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Ability: Thorough knowledge of the principles,
techniques and terminology of physical therapy; working knowledge of the
operation and maintenance of apparatus and equipment used in physical therapy;
working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology; working knowledge of the
concepts and scope and limitations of physical therapy; ability to follow
oral and written instructions; ability to plan and supervise the work of
aides; skill in observing and recording patient s responses to treatment;
good physical condition
Columbia Memorial Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.