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Physical Therapy Assistant - PTA - Outpatient - Orthopedic - Generalist - Tysons

Primary Location McLean, Virginia Worker Location Onsite Facility Tyson's Corner Medical Center Job Number 1276894 Date posted 05/08/2024
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Job Summary:

Under direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist, administers specific physical therapy treatments as assigned and designated by the physical therapist through the use of various exercise techniques and therapeutic procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Administers treatment to restore function, mobility and strength, relieve pain and prevent disability through the use of various exercise techniques, appropriate modalities, simple extremity mobilization, muscle re-education, gait training and other related treatment techniques.

  • Provides patients and families with instruction in home exercise programs, pain relief techniques and prevention-oriented education.

  • Maintains appropriate medical records to include progress notes.

  • Consults with physical therapist and/or referring physician as indicated regarding patient achievement of goals, revision of program as indicated, appropriateness of continued treatment and patients discharge from treatment.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of programs for the department such as peer reviews, in-service education and patient care audits.

  • Maintains departmental supplies, equipment and apparatus in a clean, safe and functional condition.

  • Performs other non-treatment related departmental tasks such as reception and clerical duties, stocking supplies, and performing inventory.

  • Assists the Physical Therapist in providing continuing education through in-service programs for medical providers, physical therapy staff, facility employees and patients.

  • Performs the responsibilities of a Physical Therapist Assistant to insure safe, progressive, efficient and effective patient care.

  • Accountable for judgment and action as designated by the Code of Ethics of the A.P.T.A.

  • Performs other related duties as directed.
Basic Qualifications:

  • N/A


  • Associates degree in physical therapy approved by American Physical Therapy Association required.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Physical Therapy Assistant License (Virginia) required at hire
  • Basic Life Support
Additional Requirements:

  • In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal and communication skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in an outpatient setting preferred.
Primary Location: Virginia,McLean,Tyson's Corner Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M40|OPEIU|Local 2 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Tysons Corner Medical Center - Physical Therapy - 1808 Pay Range: $32.19 - $39.71 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest