Physical Therapy Assistant, PTA | VNH Careers

Now Hiring for Physical Therapy Assistant, PTA

Our home health and hospice care clinicians enjoy a career that celebrates exceptional skill and autonomy. You’ll apply your adaptability and critical thinking to perform at the highest clinical level. Few organizations offer the combination of career growth, flexibility and support that you’ll find at VNH. Earn a competitive salary and enjoy a $10,000 sign-on bonus.

We’re a mission-driven non-profit that’s reimagining rural home health and hospice care.

At VNH, you’ll work one-on-one with patients. Develop lasting relationships. And help us find new and innovative ways to deliver the best patient experience possible. If you’re seeking a more fulfilling career, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our nursing and home health and hospice care jobs in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Enjoy a range of comprehensive benefits, including:

Flexible scheduling

Highly competitive pay and sign-on bonus

Mileage reimbursement

Equal opportunity employment

Medical, dental and vision insurance

Exceptional earned time off

Retirement plan and tuition reimbursement

Opportunity for national certifications

Physical Therapy Assistant Job Description

Full Time, Days


Under the supervision of a registered Physical Therapist and in accordance with agency policies and state practice, acts as a member of the rehabilitation staff, providing physical therapy services according to a patient plan of care.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides treatment to patients as prescribed by physician and after initial and periodic evaluation of patient’s physical therapy and rehabilitation needs have been established by a RPT. When PTA is going to be following a new patient, the RPT will make the initial evaluation visit and assign care to the PTA as appropriate.
  • Treats patient’s within plan of care developed with RPT to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance using physical means, such as exercise, massage, heat, water, light and electricity. Uses developmental patterns and other methods of facilitation.
  • Directs and aids patients in active and passive exercises, muscle re-education, gait and functional training, activities of daily living including transfer activities and prosthetic training.
  • Makes use of equipment such as ultra-violet and infrared lamps, low voltage generation, diathermy and ultrasonic machines.
  • Observes, records and reports to the RPT the patient’s reaction to treatment and change in patient’s condition.
  • Teaches the patient and caregivers self-care techniques and activities as appropriate.
  • Arranges with health agency for use of equipment that is available to patients.
  • Completes and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes and required documentation in a timely manner in accordance with expected agency standards.
  • Reports to RPT any change in patient condition.
  • Possesses through knowledge of principles and practices of physical therapy.
  • Knowledgeable of socioeconomic factors affecting patients and families.
  • Knowledgeable of and ability to apply community health principles and practices.
  • Ability to learn to work with patients’ families and community environment.
  • Supports practices and communicates VNH’s mission and values
  • Interacts with clients, referral sources, co-workers and others in a positive, consumer-oriented manner.
  • Adheres to the Agency’s organizational ethics and corporate compliance plan and safety program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A.S. degree from accredited school for physical therapy assistants.
  • PTA license in VT and NH
  • Two (2) years acute care experience preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts and methodology required of a physical therapist and its practical application in the treatment of patients at home.

Required License/Certifications/Registrations Skills (Tracked at the department level)

  • PTA license in VT and NH

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