Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $14.25 - $25.19 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $14.25 - $25.19 an hour

State of Utah

Job Description

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated, qualified individual to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the Clinical Services Bureau. If you would like an opportunity to join a team of passionate individuals who work hard in providing quality medical care, this is the job for you.

This job provides Physical Therapy Assistant services, which includes:

Ideal Candidate:

Is well organized.
Reacts positively to negative or stressful emergencies.
Is willing to try new ways in accomplishing tasks.
Is reliable.
Promotes health and fosters healing.
Is tactful.
Has a good understanding of the scope and practice of Physical Therapy.
Holds DOPL licensure in accordance for Physical Therapist Assistant
Is competent in assessing patients and documenting medical records.
Why you Should Join Our Team:

As a benefited employee of the Department of Corrections, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with family and friends and have a positive work-life balance.

The Agency:

For more information about the Department of Corrections, click here.

Example of Duties

Provides Physical Therapy Assistant services.

Assist in direct client care including development, documentation, execution and assessment of treatment plan, etc.
Maintains and updates patient charts, records, and information.
Analyzes, summarizes, and reviews data; reports findings, interprets results and makes recommendations.
Instructs, motivates, safeguards, and assists patients as they practice exercises or functional activities. Observes patients during treatments to compile and evaluate data on their responses and progress and provide results to the physical therapist in person or through progress notes.
Confers with physical therapy staff and others to discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment. Communicates with and instructs caregivers and family members on patient therapeutic activities and treatment plans.
Transports patients to and from treatment areas, lifting and transferring them according to positioning requirements. Secures patients into or onto therapy equipment.
Administers active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, aquatic physical therapy, and heat, light, sound, and electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound.
Measures patients range-of-joint motion, body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of treatments or for patient evaluations.
Monitors operation of equipment and records use of equipment and administration of treatment.
Fits patients for orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices such as crutches.

Typical Qualifications

Licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Utah. in accordance to UCS 58-24b-401(2).

Supplemental Information

Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc..
Licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Utah. in accordance to UCS 58-24b-401(2).
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.
The successful candidate must submit to a pre-employment drug test.
UDC applicants are subject to the career ladder.
Only applicants that meet minimum qualifications will be contacted.
Posted salary range reflects a minimum and maximum hourly rate. Actual hourly rate will be determined by evaluating the qualifications, experience, and skills of the individual offered, the availability of funds through budgets or as per DHRM rule.
Hiring officials may identify additional related skills and requirements as preferences for this position.
NOTE: Department of Human Resource Management rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state employees.