Job Title: Physical Therapy Assistant
Status: Full Time
FLSA: Non Exempt
Hours: 40
Shift: Days/Other Shifts PRN

If you are interested in applying for this Career Opportunity you may also fill out a printable version and email it to kprine@hospicecarewv.org or drop it off in person at the following offices:

  • Charleston office
    1606 Kanawha Boulevard,
    W. Charleston, WV 25387
  • Lewisburg office
    1265 Maplewood Ave.
    Lewisburg, WV 24901

Physical Therapy Assistant

Position Summary:
The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) will provide specialized tasks within the established plan of a
licensed Physical Therapist (PT). The PTA performs selected measurement procedures and
implements treatment programs for home health patients who have been evaluated by a Physical
Therapist. The PTA is responsible for documentation of patient care activities provided and performs
other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:
Graduate of approved school for Physical Therapy Assistants, as defined by the board, with
documentation of approval to practice as a PTA by the Physical Therapy Board of West Virginia.
Minimum of one year of experience in acute care, home health or community health setting is required.
One year of experience in a home health setting is preferred. Direct patient care experience within the
past five years required.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:
Must be able to travel to and access patient homes where conditions may be adverse due to weather,
environment or patients’ lifestyles. Must be able to continuously stand and walk, frequently squat, climb
stairs, bend to the floor, reach over the shoulder, kneel, twist, sit, lift/transfer patients, and remain in
uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods of time. Must have visual acuity sufficient to continuously
note changes in patient condition and to read instruments if applicable. Must have hearing acuity
sufficient to hear verbal instructions and communication from clients, respond to emergency alarms,
and answer the telephone. Must be able to concentrate on moderate details with frequent interruptions,
attend to specific functions for 10-25 minutes, remember multiple tasks and assignments over an 8-12
hour period, and understand and relate specific ideas and concepts. Must be able to deal effectively
with stress, patients and their families, multiple tasks, noise, interruptions, and emotional loss, and to
work cooperatively with other members of the interdisciplinary team while maintaining a pleasant and
professional demeanor.

For questions please contact Shellie Powell at (304) 768 -8523
If you are interested in applying for this Career Opportunity, please stop by Human Resources
and pick up a career Opportunity Application. The application needs to be returned to Human
Resources by the end of the posting period.

** This position is open to receive both internal (current employees) and external
applications**

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