The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Physical Therapist Assistant

Hiring department University Health Svcs
Monthly salary $4,416
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 700AM to 400PM
Posting number 17-09-07-01-1223
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

This is a 9 month work-year position - out on unpaid leave for approximately three months each summer. The dates will vary each fiscal year and may fluctuate based on business needs. Work schedule to be discussed during interview.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Provide Physical Therapy (PT) services under the direction of a Physical Therapist to patients seen at UHS PT department. Assist the supervising physical therapist in duties as assigned. Provide instruction to and supervision of PT Aids, PT Techs, athletic trainers, PTA students, and student observers/volunteers.

Essential Functions

Provides physical therapy treatment under the direction of a licensed physical therapist. Effectively documents patient treatment in the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Assists with the supervision of staff and department to ensure patient safety and quality of care. Actively participates in maintaining a safe and clean working environment. Demonstrates regular and punctual attendance pattern.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Exhibits exceptional customer service, professionalism and teamwork in all aspects of work. Maintains a level of knowledge conducive to providing high quality patient care. Other related functions as assigned by the supervising physical therapist.

Required qualifications

Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Current licensure from the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners to practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Experience using a personal computer and documenting in an electronic health record. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse community and provide services from a non-judgmental perspective. CPR certification. Demonstrated professional demeanor. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a health related field. One or more years of experience working as PTA in an outpatient orthopedic or sports medicine setting as a PTA. Additional certification or training in pelvic floor, Manual Therapy, GRASTON Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique, or other specialization.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Exposure to chemicals and commercial items typically found offices, medical clinics, and building repairs/maintenance.

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