Summary: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.

Experience: Graduate Physical Therapist Assistant

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.