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Clinical Staff – Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colorado
Department Clinical Staff
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

TITLE OF POSITION: PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: REGISTERED PHYSICAL THERAPIST

DUTIES

Provides skilled Physical Therapy services on an intermittent basis to consumers in their 

homes under direction from the Registered Physical Therapist

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Under the direction of a Registered Physical Therapist (PT) provides consumer services 

which have been delegated by the PT

2. Under the supervision of the physical therapist, assists in evaluation and development of a 

rehabilitative plan of care and in periodic re-evaluation as required

3. Participates in the preparation of clinical and daily progress notes, all notes are reviewed 

by the PT and submitted per agency policy, also prepares periodic summary reports

4. As directed, performs routine strengthening and therapeutic exercises and assists the 

consumer with the use of self-help devices

5. Together with the PT, instructs the consumer and family and assists in teaching exercise 

programs to the consumer and family

6. Identifies possible ineffective drug therapy or adverse reactions, significant side effects, 

drug allergies, and contraindicated medication and reports same to the PT

7. Observes, and records activities and findings in the clinical record and reports to the PT 

and the physician the consumer's reaction to treatment and any changes in the consumer's 

condition

8. Consults with PT regarding the outcome of in clinic/home visits and reports physical 

findings in written form

9. Under the supervision of the Physical Therapist, assists in evaluation and development of 

the rehabilitative plan of care and in periodic re-evaluation as indicated

10. Instructs other health team personnel including, as appropriate, Nurse Aides, as well as 

family members with respect to certain phases of physical therapy, so that they may work 

with the consumer

11. Completes daily notes and on the same day as the visit and progress notes (to be written 

once a month to show physician progress) on the same date of the visit, and incorporates 

same in the consumer's record per agency policy

12. Attends rehabilitation department staff meetings and case conferences

13. Participates with staff, consumers, and physicians in discharge activities and assists the 

Physical Therapist in completing the Physical Therapy Discharge Summary

14. Confirms, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Supervisor in order to 

coordinate Agency visits

15. Assumes responsibility for self-development by continually striving to improve his/her 

health care knowledge through educational programs, attendance at workshops and 

conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual 

research and reading

16. Assumes other duties deemed appropriate and necessary by the PT and as designated by 

Registered Nurse Case Management and the Nursing Supervisor

Assists in the Agency Admission Process

1. Obtains a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition

2. Evaluates the consumer, the consumer’s significant other(s) and the home situation to 

determine what instruction will be required, what assistance will be available from the 

family in caring for the consumer, and what other Agency and community services will be 

required

3. Assures that the physician’s orders are appropriate and discusses necessary changes

JOB CONDITIONS

1. The ability to drive and the ability to access consumers’ homes which may not be routinely 

wheelchair accessible are required.

2. Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical 

assessment of the consumer's condition and to perform consumer care.

3. On occasion, may be required to bend, stoop, reach and move consumer weight up to 250 

pounds; lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds.

4. The ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing in English is required

EQUIPMENT OPERATION

Physical therapy equipment and other medical equipment will be utilized. Hand washing 

materials.

COMPANY INFORMATION

Has access to all consumer medical records which may be discussed with Supervisor, the 

Administrator, the Executive Director, and the Quality Assurance department staff

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Must be a graduate of an approved school giving a course of not less than two years for 

Physical Therapy Assistants

2. Must be licensed in Colorado as a Physical Therapy Assistant

3. Must have at least one year of institutional/home care experience

4. Must have a criminal background check

5. Must have current CPR certification

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  • Location
    Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colorado
  • Department
    Clinical Staff
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
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