Physical Therapy Assistant

Reston Hospital Center offers a full range of medical services, including 24-hour emergency care. Our 187-bed hospital specializes in maternal/child health, surgical services on both an inpatient and extensive outpatient basis, urological services including lithotripsy, cancer care with state-of-the-art radiation therapy, rehabilitation therapy programs and a wide array of diagnostic imaging capabilities.

Reston Hospital Center is a certified Stroke Center, Level II Trauma Center, certified Total Joint Center and the only accredited Chest Pain Center in Northern Virginia. Reston Hospital is the only Hospital in Northern Virginia to receive Joint Commission designation as a Top Performer on Key Quality measures for 3 consecutive years.

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To follow through with medically prescribed physical therapy programs set up and supervised by a licensed Physical Therapist and to progress patients within limits set by the Physical Therapy Plan. To report all progress to the therapist in charge of patient's program.

HOURS OF WORK W - Sat, and as scheduled by Department Director to ensure appropriate coverage of department services. Must be able to participate in education requirements as per department policy.

Job Functions
The physical therapist assistant functions as a member of the healthcare team under the supervision of the Physical Therapist.

The purpose is to provide medically prescribed physical therapy programs in the hospital in accordance with national standards and administrative policies of the hospital.

The goal is to restore function and prevent disability following disease, injury, surgery or loss of a body part in order to allow the patient to perform to his/her maximum ability.

The PTA is responsible for the documentation of patient's treatments, changes, PI Data and other relative information needed as required.

The PTA provides treatment and techniques specific to age groups and uses appropriate communication techniques for specific age groups.


Education: Graduate of an approved School of Physical Therapy Assistants.

Licensure: Current licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Experience: Satisfactorily completed three clinical affiliations. Excellent oral/written communication skills. Exhibits empathy and compassion for families, patients and personnel in a professional setting. Receptive to patient education skills. Must have good listening skills. Ability to work within a team environment.

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