Physical therapist Assistant (PTA) – PRN - Nexus Children's Hospital - Houston, TX


Under the supervision of the Registered Physical Therapist (PT), the Physical Therapy Assistant treats patients according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician/PT and participates in patient care conferences.

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual residents’ histories, current progress and personal issues or difficulties.
  • Ensures that any changes in patient condition are unusual circumstances are reported to the PT or Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) an/or the appropriate member of the medical team.
  • Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control the spread of infection.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, i.e., electrical stimulation, ultrasound, rehab equipment, etc.
  • Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life
  • Ensures that the scope of duties and services provided are consistent and within the guidelines of the Physical Therapy Assistant licensing and practice act.
  • Demonstrates ability to apply physical therapy procedures as recommended by supervisor, but is in charge of maintaining personal work schedule.
  • Provides age appropriate therapeutic interventions.
  • Provides patient and family education on tasks and resources that will assist with continued functional independence.
  • Communicates with the Physical Therapist, DOR, physicians and other treatment team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
  • Participates as necessary in patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings.
  • Records clinical documentation according to accepted regulatory, corporate in professional guidelines.
  • Contributes to the delivery of cost effective care.
  • Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
  • Participates in discharge planning as requested.
  • Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment as needed for residents.
  • Communicates with PT/DOR regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
  • Resolves, with assistance from PT/DOR, areas of concern or conflict with patient’s families, co-workers or external customers in a professional, proactive and courteous manner.
  • Documents and charges daily therapeutic units timely and accurately.
  • Accesses and checks webmail each shift when working to keep informed of current events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:


  • Graduate of an associate’s degree in PTA.


  • Minimum of one year experience working in an IP and OP setting in the areas of developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions.


  • Licensed by the Physical Therapy Board of Texas
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty (30) days.
  • Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.
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