Physical Therapy Aide - Per diem

Location: Reading, MA
Job ID: 164937-1A
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2020
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.


About the Job

JOB SUMMARY: Contributes to the Hospital’s mission to care, heal and to excel in service to our community by carrying out individually designed programs of physical therapy treatment to improve or restore function, alleviate pain and enhance patient outcomes.  This clinical staff professional will have an impact on improving patient care and patient satisfaction by skillfully and empathetically treating patients with a variety of diagnoses




Required:  Associates Degree from an APTA credited program 



Preferred: At least one year of experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant in an acute care setting


Other Skills/Knowledge:

Required: For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team



Required: Massachusetts Physical Therapy Assistant License 




POPULATION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:    Infant, Children, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric 



On-call:  N/A

Schedule requirements:  N/A

Travel requirements:   N/A



  • Reports to the Supervisor of Rehabilitation Services

  • Not responsible for supervising the work of others

  • Directs and provides oversight of PTA students


As part of the Inpatient Rehabilitative Services team, this position:


  • Carries out individually designed treatment plan to improve or restore function, alleviate pain, and enhance patient outcomes.

  • Discusses the effectiveness of treatment plan with the Physical Therapist on an on going basis and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit.

  • Communicates with patients and medical practitioners regarding outcomes and expectations during the course of patient care

  • Records treatment response and progress in electronic medical record and provides referral source with proper updates and discharge reports.

  • As a member of the multidisciplinary patient care team, communicates clearly to physicians, allied health professional, nursing and Case Managers as well as patients and their families.

  • Participates in discharge planning when requested to optimize the patient’s long term outcome. 

  • Participates in staff meetings and becomes involved in ways to improve the department.

  • Participates in community activities to enhance awareness of Winchester Hospital and rehabilitation services. 

  • Transfers patient with appropriate assistive device to minimize risk to patient and therapist.

  • Responds to supply/equipment issues in a timely manner to ensure availability of equipment and to maximize its useful life.


Clinical Instructor:


  • Orients and oversees students, ensuring safe and accurate treatments according to APTA standards. 

  • Provides on-going performance feedback and education to the students to build on their classroom education and mentor them towards successful completion of the practicum. 

  • Maintains required paperwork and records of the program and each student in accordance with college standards. 

  • Share performance feedback on students as appropriate. 

  • Builds and maintains a collaborative relationship with the local college(s) so the college(s), Winchester Hospital and the students gain the best possible results from the clinical experience.


Per diem

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

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