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Physical Therapist Assistant

Position Summary: Responsible for providing skilled physical therapy interventions to patients following established orders and goals, and based on standards of practice. The PTA works under the ongoing supervision of the Physical Therapist. This position reports to the Clinical Manager.


Essential Functions:

• Coordinates care with patients/caregivers in a home setting to provide therapy treatment interventions that will facilitate mobility/independence based on the Physical Therapist’s assessment of the patient’s needs

• Instructs and assists patients/caregivers in therapeutic interventions including, but not limited to: positioning, splinting and contracture management, ROM, bed mobility training, therapeutic exercise, transfer training, gait training, stair training, neuro re-education/balance exercises, DME fitting and training, prosthetic and orthotic fitting and training, and home safety education

• Assists patient/caregiver to meet goals established for patient’s plan of care

• Observes, documents, and reports patient’s status or new findings to physician, supervising Physical Therapist and clinical team

• Provides feedback to the Physical Therapist on therapy treatment to collaborate and optimize therapy outcomes

• Coordinates with other clinical staff and office staff to ensure ancillary services are provided to meet patient’s needs

• Adheres to HomeCare Maryland, LLC policies, as well as federal and state regulations

• Maintains patient confidentiality

• Maintains a safe environment for patients and adhering to infection control procedures.

• Other duties as assigned



• Current Maryland Physical Therapist Assistant License

• Associates degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program



• 1-2 years experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant


Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:

• Current licensed PTA in the state of Maryland

• Current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare provider

• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance


Technical Skills:

• Knowledge of internet software or EMRs.


Leadership Skills:

• Develop a positive, respectful relationship with colleagues

• Able to manage conflict and challenging situations independently

• Be a team player


Communication Skills and Abilities:

• Demonstrate the ability to follow verbal instructions

• Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing


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