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Physical Therapist Assistant Job

Job Number: NH13525

Job Title: Physical Therapist Assistant IP Per Diem

Department: VRC Pt/Ot Inpatient - 1303165

Facility: Newport Hospital

Location: Newport, RI

Associate Degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program, licensed by the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Department of Health Division of Professional Regulations.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

New Graduate considered, clinical experience in acute care settings preferred, may include clinical fieldwork experience in acute care.


Under the general supervision of the licensed Physical Therapist and the Clinical Manager of the department, the assistant is licensed by the Department of Health to assist in the practice of physical therapy. In accordance with the plan of care established by the physical therapist, provides treatment to improve the functional status of their patient by achieving or restoring strength, endurance and mobility. Physical therapist assistants provides treatment to patients of all ages, as defined by the scope of practice of the department in which they work.