Physical Therapist Assistant
Job Details
Woodland Pond, Inc - New Paltz, NY
Per Diem

Position Summary
Under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) treats and prevents disability, injury or disease by using chemical, physical and mechanical means. PTAs utilize goal directed activities, exercises or techniques to maximize an individuals functional independence as delineated by the supervising Physical Therapist. They identify changes in the patients status which may influence the care rendered and communicates these changes to the supervising Physical Therapist. The duties of Physical Therapist Assistants shall not include evaluation, testing, interpretation, planning or modification of patient programs



  • Works in conjunction with the supervising Physical Therapist to implement a comprehensive patient care treatment plan. Renders care delineated by the supervising therapist
  • Administers treatment in an organized, professional manner adhering to all department policies, best practice standards, NYS practice acts and physician protocols. Implements and updates treatment programs in conjunction with the supervising Physical Therapist to ensure maximum effectiveness. Involves patient/family in treatment and accommodates for individual needs (cultural differences, language, etc.) (*CF)
  • Maintains a positive, professional working rapport with patients, peers and referral sources. Collaborates with the Physical Therapist in

regards to re-assessing the patients such that the referral sources are kept abreast of patients status in a timely manner. Effectively communicates with the Physical Therapist regarding the patients status in a timely manner. Willing to assist other members of the interdisciplinary team when asked

  • Completes all documentation within established timeframes and according to regulatory/ and department guidelines. Documentation represents accurate accounts of treatment that was rendered and response to the treatment. Provides written and/or verbal communication to referral sources, patients, families and other members of the interdisciplinary team (Discharge planning/SW/other therapy personnel/nursing staff) in a timely fashion (*CF)
  • Assists in performance improvement activities as needed to ensure quality is consistent with established guidelines and to improve the delivery of service rendered
  • Provides training to health care providers as directed by manager/director (students, volunteers). Participates in Community educational programs and scheduled meetings as requested by the manager/director.
  • Keeps the treatment area clean, organized and safe for patients and staff
  • Maintains a productive caseload and productively utilizes non-scheduled treatment time. Communicates with manager/director regarding their schedule and use of nonproductive time to enhance efficiency
  • Provides accurate billing information in a timely manner, maintains compliance with insurance guidelines, and completes all required documentation for reimbursement
  • Completes all required training and in-services
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Maintains high standards for work areas, attitude and appearance
  • Understands that honesty and ethics are essential in the performance of duties
  • Willing to learn and grow
  • Demonstrates maturity in judgment and behaviors
  • Able to work a flexible schedule  
  • Maintains predictable and reliable attendance


  1. Graduate from an accredited physical therapy assistant curriculum with an associate's degree satisfactory to the NYS board of physical therapy and in accordance with the NYS commissioner's regulations
  2. Licensed and registered to practice in NYS as a PTA
  3. 2-3 years experience as a PTA in long term care preferred
  4. CPR certification preferred
  5. Proficiency with computers and standard office software
  6. Excellent customer service and verbal communication skills
  7. Ability to multitask
  8. Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate skills for communicating with individuals of all ages, especially the geriatric population