Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Outpatient
SSM Physical Therapy - Lake Saint Louis, MO

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SSM Rehabilitation - Day Institute is looking for a Full Time Physical Therapy Assistant to join our team!

SSM Rehabilitation Hospital's Day Institute Program offers a specialized, outpatient rehabilitation program in a flexible full-day format for individuals who can benefit from a comprehensive approach to recovery, but don't necessarily need rehabilitation in the acute hospital setting. (

Day Institute Specialty Tracks: The Day Institute has three specialty tracks:
NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM - Traumatic or acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke
MEDICALLY COMPLEX REHABILITATION PROGRAM - Diagnoses such as Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barré and Parkinson's
Each track is specifically designed to maximize independence by using remaining strengths to correct current deficits and teach compensatory strategies. The participant completes intensive treatment appropriate for their diagnosis, focusing on, but not limited to: physical, cognitive, communicative, interpersonal, self-care, community reentry, prevocational, behavioral and psychological changes that occur after an injury or illness. Each track assists the participant with becoming more aware of the changes in themselves after an injury or illness and how those changes impact their lives in home, work, school or leisure environments.

Goals of the Day Institute: The goals of the program are to maximize personal and functional independence that reestablishes a daily routine.

Under the direct supervision of a licensed PT, assists with the implementation of the therapy plan of care. Consistently communicates with supervising PT in regard to scheduled patients to ensure identification of need for assessment and reassessment of patients, modification of treatment plans and other interventions requiring therapist direction. Participates in education of patients, families, students, coworkers and self. Performs other professional duties associated with the care of the patient, within the scope of practice.


Assists the therapist in data collection including appropriate tests and measurements for initial evaluation and status updates, as directed by the therapist, within their scope of practice.

Assists in the implementation of the therapy plan of care for their assigned patients including performance of therapy procedures and related tasks that have been selected and delegated by the supervising therapist.

Progresses treatment techniques and procedures as patient’s status and functional potential changes in conjunction with the specific therapy plan of care designed by the supervising therapist.

Identifies, responds and reports to supervising therapist any changes in the patient’s physical/mental status and/or tolerance to treatment.

Under direction of supervising therapist, coordinates treatment program in conjunction with other clinical/therapeutic services, as well as available community resources. Attends appropriate clinical meetings to facilitate coordination.

As delegated by the supervising therapist, provides for patient education to include development of comprehensive and progressive home programs with instruction to patient, family and other caregivers as appropriate to facilitate a safe and effective discharge.

As delegated by the supervising therapist, prepares for patient discharge inclusive of ordering of/or fabrication and adaptation of necessary equipment, as well as recommendations for therapeutic services ensuring the continuum of care.

Assists with direction of functional training classes and/or programs under the supervision of licensed therapist as assigned.

Assigns routine tasks to aides and clerical staff related to their job function in conjunction with supervising therapist.

Carries full patient caseload, ensuring management of patient schedule. Notifies supervisor of schedule openings and concerns with caseload management.


Current state licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant required.

Certified BLS or completion in first 90 days of employment required.

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