Physical Therapy Assistant

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 156301-1A
Date Posted: Aug 1, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

        1. Treatment Planning and Intervention

       - Safely and effectively implements the treatment intervention.  Applies sound clinical judgment and skill.

       - Engages a high degree of patient motivation and cooperation in treatment, as evidenced by patient compliance with treatment intervention. 

        - Provides patient/family education during therapy and in preparation for discharge. 

        2. Patient Care Documentation

         - Thoroughly and accurately maintains all medical record documentation in accordance with the department policy and procedures. 

         - Documents daily treatment notes in the medical record according to the standards defined in the department policy and procedure.   

           3. Productivity/Statistics

  • Meets department standards for productivity.
  • Delegates tasks to support staff when appropriate.
  • Completes daily statistics in accordance with the department policy.
  • Applies a thorough knowledge of Quality Improvement Initiatives within the department and organization, and assists in data collection.
  1. Training, Education, and Information Sharing
  • Attends internal and external educational programs and reads appropriate professional journals, in order to maintain and enhance Physical Therapy Assistant skills and clinical outcomes.
  • Shares knowledge and skills with co-workers.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Associates Degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Active MA Physical Therapy Assistant License

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:    

  • Knowledge of Physical Therapy Assistant theory and practice.
  • Ability to observe and record symptoms, reactions and progress. 
  • Skilled in critical judgement and critical thinking.
  • Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner that may be easily understood by the patient.  Clear and effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Physical Therapy services, facilities and equipment.
  • Proficient in the use of a pc and a variety of electronic systems and databases used for scheduling, data collection, reporting, communication, and other relevant activities.
  • Ability to determine individual patient needs.
  • Skill in maintaining patient medical record.
  • Knowledge of range of therapy methods and techniques.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to use independent judgement and to manage and impart confidential information.

Experience:   Requires at least one year of  experience typically gained in a healthcare or related  environment.




About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.