State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT 1
Class Series Concept
Provide physical therapy treatment to assigned patients.
Perform physical therapy treatments and assist the physical therapist with tests and measurements.
First-level class of the series. Under general supervision, assist with physical therapy treatments.
Prepares patient and environment for therapy; implements treatment as directed by the physical therapist;
Reports changes in patients' status to therapist;
Participates in rounds for assigned patients;
Schedules assigned patients and departmental duties;
Assists the therapist in performing patient evaluations and tests;
Writes progress notes; assists in completing informational forms;
Conducts hydrotherapy treatments of patients;
Maintains a clean, safe working environment;
Maintains therapeutic equipment;
Completes charge documents for patient services;
May perform clerical duties;
Performs related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
An Associate of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program that includes patient treatment affiliation. Physical ability to move patients and equipment.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Class Specification History
New Class: 3-23-87
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Physical Therapy Assistant I), class code (formerly 6128), adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007; general revision revises typical work; effective July 1, 2007.