PT Aide

The PT aides at 3 Dimensional Physical Therapy assist the physical therapists with providing the best experience possible for all of our patients. They help to keep the clinic looking great, provide patients with heat or ice, and help patients get set up with exercises to keep their session moving along efficiently.

At 3DPT, we have been lucky to hire outstanding people as our PT aides. We prefer to hire people who have an interest in the healthcare field – someone who plans to move forward in a healthcare profession.  Over the years, we have had numerous employees who worked as PT aides get accepted into graduate school for physical therapy as well as programs for occupational therapy, nursing, athletic training and physician assistant.  It is rewarding to be able to act as a stepping stone for all of these employees as they work their way towards their end goal of becoming licensed healthcare providers.

Summary

Support Physical Therapists with patients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide excellence in customer service and job duties outlined in the Aide Manual.
  • Assist patients in exercise set up, setting up of equipment, directing flow of traffic in clinic. 
  • Patient engagement included but not limited to:
  • Conversations with patients 
  • Being aware of patients who look like they are waiting on next exercise 
  • Being aware of patients who may be waiting in waiting room 
  • Being aware of table/chair usage and organizing patient placement as needed
  • Being engaged in patient activity 
  • Taking Initiative in assisting patients, ensuring patient comfort, being aware of all individuals in the room.
  • Maintaining a high level of cleanliness in the clinic, wiping down of all equipment, placement of all equipment in the proper place.
  • Ensuring tables are set up properly for the morning shift.
  • Utilizing washer/dryer for towels and proper placement under tables.
  • Assisting the front desk in checking in patients, answering phones, being aware of when the front desk is getting backed up.
  • Assisting therapists in creating Home Exercise Programs for patients.
  • Abide by HIPAA Standards 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Customer Service
  • Attention to Detail
  • Demonstrate professionalism and confidentiality
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards

Education/License/Certifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Internet

Language Ability

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business literature.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, managers, clients, and the general public.

Math Ability

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, bonuses, proportions, percentage.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. 

Reasoning Ability 

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

Computer Skills 

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word and basic computer applications to include, the internet, and Microsoft Outlook.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an office environment with exercise equipment, ringing phones, printing equipment, and people moving around. This role uses standard office equipment.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
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