Physical Therapy Assistant

  • Job Summary

    • Provides therapeutic care including planning and implementation of treatment for patient care.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    • Education/Training

      • License to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State of Maryland.


    • Experience

      • No experience required.


    • License/Certification/Registration

      • Licensed to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State of Maryland.


    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

      • Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.

  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Advances professional knowledge to ensure quality patient care and program excellence. Enhances growth and development and enriches personal knowledge and skill through participation in educational programs and affiliations.

    • Arranges schedules for re-evaluations and discharge summaries to be done by the therapist.

    • Completes or works towards completion of annual goal(s).

    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.

    • Documents and reports patient treatment and progress according to departmental standards. Documents ongoing communication with therapist.

    • Implements treatment plan established by the PT. Seeks guidance for clarification in more complex situations.

    • Involves patient and family as appropriate in treatment and discharge planning through family education and training.

    • Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.

    • Performs and documents measurements.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    • Responds to patient's current physical and emotional status and modifies treatment accordingly in consultation with therapist. Recommends discharge in consult with the evaluating therapist.

    • Selects and safely administers appropriate modalities, and interventions within the limits of a plan of care. Ensures that treatment is appropriate and revised as necessary resulting in optimal patient improvement.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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