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Physical Therapy Assistant - PTA - PRN

Company: Symbria
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

Come join our Symbria Rehab Team!


Administration of treatment program outlined by the licensed physical therapist, participate on the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team in a post-acute rehabilitation environment, and contribute to all group programs provided by the rehabilitation department. Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations.

  • Obtain necessary background information from assigned patient’s chart.
  • Assist supervising Physical Therapist in obtaining specific evaluation data within areas of established expertise.
  • Seeks assistance from supervising Physical Therapist to obtain evaluation data outside of Physical Therapy Assistant experience.
  • Establish appropriate short and long-term goals within areas of treatment expertise for assigned patients, and select and adapt treatment techniques to meet established goals and meet individual patient needs.
  • Discuss treatment plan with patient and family as indicated.
  • Complete all required clinical and billing documentation as indicated and submit in a timely manner.
  • Administer the prescribed physical therapy program to restore and maintain maximum function and prevent disability. The following modalities may be used for this purpose:
    • Therapeutic exercises and activity for lower extremity function.
    • Therapeutic exercises and activity for strengthening and balance.
    • Exercises and activity to improve coordination.
    • Instructions in self-care, including transfers, bed mobility and ambulation.
    • Education in body mechanics, work simplification and joint protection.
  • Adhere to Symbria Rehab’s mission, Code of Conduct, and policies and procedures.
  • Maintain productivity standards.
  • Full utilization of technology provided to document and enhance client care.
  • Any and all duties as assigned.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The various responsibilities for a Physical Therapy Assistant are often physically demanding and require that therapists be in good physical condition.

  • Required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, may include extensive reading and frequently operates a computer.
  • Frequently communicates with patients, staff, management, and clients. Must be able to professionally exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Must be able to withstand prolonged or considerable walking, standing, balancing, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Must be able to complete a max assist patient transfer (75% employee, 25% patient) independently.
  • Must be able to otherwise position or transfer patients as well as supplies and equipment.

Heavy work, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

To perform this job successfully, the ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily is necessary and the qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Graduate of an accredited school for Physical Therapy Assistants and a valid registered license for the state in which employed.
  • Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, and basic math skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with strong focus on customer service.
  • Proficient use of computers and Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Outlook.

Qualifications preferred

  • Acute care, long-term care and/or rehabilitation experience.


Symbria’s Talent Team handles candidate communication directly rather than utilizing outside agencies; if interested in this role, direct application to the job posting and contact with a Symbria talent team member is recommended.




Keywords: Symbria, Wheaton , Physical Therapy Assistant - PTA - PRN, Other , Wheaton, Illinois

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