Home Care Physical Therapy Assistant - Northwest Region

Allina Health

Allina Health

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

November 15, 2023


78007300 Home Care


Day (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:


Weekend Rotation:


Job Summary:

Provides physical therapy services to customers in a hospital, outpatient clinic, home health, mental health, or community- based settings, under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.

Key Position Details:

  • Monday - Friday schedule, no weekends!
  • Benefit Eligible

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Provides Physical Therapy Assistant services to clients.
    • Provide treatment under the plan of care and appropriate supervision of the physical therapist according to the patient plan of care.
    • Assist in identifying goals, prioritizing treatment, and selecting appropriate treatment interventions.
    • Accommodates selection therapeutic interventions and education of client, family member or others involved in care based on age and cultural considerations.
    • Continuously assesses needs of client and functional deficits, progress toward goals, and progressing plan of care based on established care guidelines.
    • Uses re-examination to determine whether predicted outcomes are reasonable modifies as necessary.
    • Selects and delegates appropriate tasks of the plan of care per professional guidelines.
    • In collaboration with physical therapist, Initiates appropriate referrals to other disciplines and coordinates care with inter-disciplinary referrals.
    • Coordinates, communicates, documents and bills per program, regulatory and professional standards.
    • Uses communication techniques that reflect attention to age, cultural and population specific needs of the patient and family.
    • Provides safe patient equipment, ensures personal safety and safe work environment.
    • Promotes rehab services by ensuring patient and physician satisfaction.
  • Participates in performance improvement and process improvement activities for the department.
    • Supports and promotes new services as requested.
    • Participate in clinical education and staff meetings.
    • Provides ongoing input to enhance the services provided by the department.
    • Assists co-workers in managing the teams’ productivity/performance targets.
    • Manage their daily patient schedule.
    • Assists in maintaining an efficient clinic flow including assisting with scheduling, cleaning rooms and laundry.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Associate's or Vocational degree an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program required
  • Physical Therapist Assistant experience preferred
  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant - MN State Board of Physical Therapy required if providing services in Minnesota upon hire or
  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant - WI Dept of Safety & Professional Services required if providing services in Wisconsin upon hire and
  • BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support - Multisource required within 60 Days
  • Valid Driver’s License required upon hire - MN and WI residents must obtain a valid driver’s license in their state of residence within 60 days of employment if providing services for Home Care and Hospice

Physical Demands
Medium Work*:
Lifting weight Up to 32 lbs. occasionally (*Allina Safe Patient Moving Policy), Up to 25 lbs. frequently