PT Assistant I - Physical Therapy

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_BUERGER-Buerger Center Ambulatory Care 

Req ID: 137234

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Under the direct, on-premise supervision of a licensed physical therapist, provides physical therapy treatment procedures to an assigned inpatient caseload. Maintains an orderly environment in the physical therapy gym and treatment areas. We may be filling multiple positions.

Job Responsibilities


  • Reads and reviews the medical record to understand the patient’s diagnosis, precautions, goals and treatment plans.  Asks questions regarding unclear information.
  • Provides direct interventions in individual or group sessions as planned, especially gait training, exercise and modalities.  Can treat patients in any setting in the hospital, including the ambulatory network.
  • Evaluates the patient’s response to intervention and documents patient progress in the chart. Instructs patients and parents in home program, especially gait training and transfer.
  • Informs the physical therapist of progress/problems with specific patients.
  • Performs care coordination tasks associated with patient care, including communication with hospital and community providers, tracking of medical equipment, etc.



  • Maintains current skills and knowledge by identifying own learning needs, both formally and informally, to practice a lifestyle of life-long learning. Seeks opportunity for clinical growth and development within the department through mentorship.
  • Pursues and achieves departmental competencies as assigned.
  • Attends in-services within the department and hospital as appropriate.



  • Maintains productivity and fiscal responsibility in the provision/utilization of services.
  • Actively participates in department planning meetings, and/or appropriate department initiatives.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

CPR (90 days)

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Associates from an approved Physical Therapy Assistant Program.  

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience: Minimum of 1 year of pediatric experience.

Additional Technical Requirements

Interpersonal relationships skills that permit effective communication with parents, children of various ages, peers and supervisors.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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