PT Assistant II-Physical Therapy

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_BUERGER-Buerger Center Ambulatory Care 

Req ID: 137339

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.  Contributes to educational and administrative efforts within the department. We may be filling multiple positions.

Job Responsibilities


  • Delivers evidence-based clinical care based on primary physical therapist’s plan of care, requires mentoring for interventions for complex patient cases.
  • 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.
  • Begins to develop an area of expertise.



  • 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.
  • Seeks out opportunities to expand knowledge and treatment interventions related to area of developing expertise.
  • Attends in-services within the department and hospital as appropriate.
  • Is able to mentor PTA I in area of developing specialization.
  • Willing to participate in the supervision and education of PTA students and/or serve as a primary CI to an entry level PTA student.



  • Maintains productivity and fiscal responsibility in the provision/utilization of services.
  • Actively participates in department planning meetings, and/or appropriate department initiatives.
  • Supervises pre-PTA students and volunteers, and aides where appropriate.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

CPR (90 days)

Required Education and Experience

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


Required Experience: Minimum of 3 years of PTA experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience: Minimum of 1 year of pediatric experience.


Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations:

  • APTA APP (or working towards) suggested
  • Credentialed APTA clinical instructor encouraged.

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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Philadelphia, PA 19146 




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