• Physical Therapy Assistant CHANS

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

    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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