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Physical Therapy Assistant

Warwick, Rhode Island
Job Type
19 May 2023
Our Physical Therapist Implement progressive evidence based manual therapy, pain science, functional movement patterns, and return to sport training. They perform the tasks required by a physical therapist in compliance with state law including evaluations, reevaluations, development of treatment planning, supervision of physical therapist assistants and support staff.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Assists PTs in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries from accidents or from diseases such as arthritis, cerebral palsy, or heart disease.
Helps PTs fulfill patient treatment plan and procedures such as exercises, massages, electrical stimulation, paraffin baths, hot and cold packs, traction, and ultrasound.
Records patient responses to treatments and reports outcomes of each treatment to the physical therapist.
Keeps treatment area clean and organized in preparation for each patient's therapy.
Helps patients moving to/from treatment area by pushing them in wheelchairs or providing support during ambulation.
Performs some clerical tasks such as ordering supplies, answering the phone, and completing paperwork.

Required Education and Experience

Associate's Degree in an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program.
Minimum one year of experience, preferably in clinic setting.
Require licensure/registration for a physical therapy assistant. Current CPR certificate.

Physical Demands:

Requires mobility, frequent walking, standing, and sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching and periodic lifting of up to 50 lbs.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to converse and hear.
Requires normal (corrected) vision.
Requires coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate office equipment

Work Environment:

This job operates in a clinical office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but may vary depend on Company Schedule.

Effective December 1, 2021, all Orthopedics Rhode Island employees are required to have an initial dose of vaccine to prevent Covid-19. Effective October 1, 2021, all employees of RI licensed health care facilities must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Employees may be deemed exempt from this requirement based on documentation from their health care provider. Our policy is to remain compliant with the department of health guidelines.
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  • Job Reference: 1010173930-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Ortho Rhode Island
  • Location: Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent