Physical Therapy Assistant CHANS

Job Locations US-ME-Brunswick
Job ID
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Physical Therapy
Hours per Week


Responsible for providing physical therapy treatment to clients at home and in assisted living settings under the supervision of the physical therapist, promoting rehabilitation according to agency policies.


  • Provides appropriate treatment, following the plan of care as set up by the Physical Therapist.
  • Meets treatment objectives using therapeutic exercise, muscle re-education, mobility training, adaptive equipment and other modalities/treatments as set up in the POC
  • Effectively teaches/instructs the client and/or family regarding the client’s responsibility in implementing the POC. Leaves a clearly written program with client to reinforce instruction.
  • Consistently collaborates with client and/or family in determining treatment effectiveness, comprehension and reaction to treatment. Notifies the Physical Therapist of any problems or physiological changes.
  • Provides accurate, complete and timely documentation related to each client according to agency guidelines and third party payor requirements.
  • Assesses client’s skill level and suggests/adapts DME accordingly.
  • Re-assesses functional outcomes of client’s performance with the Physical Therapist.

  • Maintains ongoing communication within and beyond the facility.
  • Establishes diaglog with outside resources to maximize patient’s success.
  • Participates as agency liaison in the training of agency employees and in the education of the community to the role and function of physical therapy
  • Participates in monitoring and improving the quality and appropriateness of patient care, participating in the QI program and suggesting constructive improvements in the services offered.


  • Maine State licensure
  • entry level degree from accredited Physical Therapy Assistant school;
  • one year experience in supervised setting
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • excellent composition skills
  • ethical reasoning
  • Prior Keyboard/typing experience for efficient use of laptop when inputting patient data at Point of Care
  • valid Maine driver’s license and own transportation


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