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Physical Therapy Assistant - Munson Medical Center

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Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 58825


Physical Therapy Assistant
Job Code: 346
Job Summary
The Physical Therapy Assistant is responsible for delivering treatment and physical interventions for patients under a care plan established by a physical therapist.
Education and Experience
Education Level
Years of Experience
2 Year / Associate Degree
Graduate of an approved Physical Therapy Assistant Program
Previous clinical experience desirable, but not mandatory
Certification, Licensure, Registration
Key Competencies and Skills
Essential Duties
  • li",201340122,"2",134233614,"true",469778129,"ulli",335572020,"1",469778324,"Normal"]}" style="-webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text;">Implements the plan of care and performs treatment using techniques, procedures and devices in a therapeutic and effective manner within the parameters of the plan and goals outlined by the physical therapist.
  • Collaboratively, with a licensed Physical Therapist, establishes and implements a discharge plan.
  • Educates patients/caregivers regarding the course of treatment, the proper use of assistive devices and safety.
  • May provide rehabilitation related education and in-service education to the other hospital staff.
  • Provides supervision to the rehab aides during clinical treatment.
  • Keeps medical records up to date, complete and in accordance with department and hospital guidelines.
  • Records daily charges accurately and promptly per department process.
  • Attends department staff meetings and participates in process improvement committees.
  • Meets productivity standards of the department.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job including, but not limited to: standing, ambulating and transferring of sometimes heavy patients; pushing heavy patients in wheelchairs, bending to help patients transferring or ambulating, etc.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
Reports To
Reports to Coordinator of Physical Therapy. May receive direction from the Rehab Service Line Director
Organizational Expectations
Models Munson Healthcares Purpose We Improve Lives
Embraces and supports the Munson Healthcare Alignment Framework including our Purpose, Mission, Vision, Values, True North Goals, Strategic Vision and Goals, and Operating System.
Promotes personal and patient safety.
Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Receipt and Review of Job Description
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