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Candler County Hospital, P.O. Box 597, 400 Cedar Street, Metter, GA 30439
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Physical Therapist Assistant

Job Type
Contract Type
Metter, GA
Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of this job description include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the mission, vision, and core values of the organization.
  • Provides Physical Therapy services to patients under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist designated by the client facility, in accordance with state regulations.
  • Assists Physical Therapist to evaluate patient to determine problems and goals of each patient in cooperation with physician.
  • Assists with development of effective treatment program based on initial evaluation and treats patients accordingly as approved by the Physical Therapist and physician.
  • Performs periodic re-evaluation of the patient as necessary and makes adjustments in the patient’s treatment program as directed by Physical Therapist and physician.
  • Responsible for reporting on the condition of patient/client to the appropriate supervisor and other staff members. Coordinate and assist with care as directed.
  • Communicates evaluation findings, treatment program and guidance in daily living to patients, family, and other team members.
  • Assists Physical Therapist to provide and fabricate adaptive devices, orthotics or prosthetics.
  • Assists with training patient, family and appropriate staff in the use or application of crutches, canes, walkers and in the application of slings, braces and other prosthetic or orthotic devices.
  • Maintains patient records that reflect patient treatment: (Evaluation, daily treatment record, physician update, patient care plans, discharge summaries, telephone orders, billing).
  • Clinical knowledge and skill, or ability to develop knowledge and skills required for evaluation and treatment of pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patient populations.
  • Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge, and permitted by the policies and procedures of Supplemental Health Care, and other local, state, and federal guidelines; and the policies of the facility requesting the services.
  • Certain units and settings, such as home care, require special training, skills and proven competency, in addition to the usual skills of the PTA. Only PTAs with documentation of the appropriate skills are assigned to these areas.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary rounds/meetings and inservices as needed.
  • Provides individualized patient/family education customized to the patient and his/her family.
  • Maintains confidentiality in matters related to patient, family and client facility staff.
  • Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the patient’s and family’s diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights.
  • Reports patient condition to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintains current competency in specialty by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Promotes positive public relations to physicians, patients, visitors, other employees, and the community.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Provides for patients’/significant others’ rights and safety; strives to manage situations in a manner to reduce risk while following legal and regulatory standards.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned in an efficient, effective and cost conscious manner, complying with and following all hospital policies, procedures, and regulations.



  • Graduate from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program, Associates degree preferred.
  • Currently licensed through the State of GA (PTA)
  • 1-3 years experience in clinical setting
  • Currently certified  through the American Heart Association or American Red Cross to provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Seeking continuously to improve the quality of care provided
  • Ability to:
    • effectively communicate and work with other physicians, nurses, patients, families, staff, other health care professionals, and management
    • work as a team player and multi-task is necessary for this position
    • determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
    • work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
    • manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
    • maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
    • complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
    • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing/electronically
    • handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner
    • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Provide excellent customer service skills and basic computer skills required
  • Possesses good interpersonal skills, initiative, integrity, flexibility, adaptability, and must be a team player



May be exposed to patient elements, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking, sitting, bending/twisting, kneeling/squatting, reaching, climbing and should be able to lift 25 or more pounds using proper lifting techniques. Rapidly changing and stressful environment. Ability to communicate with various levels of people. Possible exposure to communicable and infectious disease and hazardous materials. Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (accidents, injuries and illness). Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency or crisis situations. Subject to many interruptions. Occasional pressure due to multiple tasks and inquiries.


The information in this job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification and requirements for the performance of this job.

They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Candler County Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace