Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)/ PRN

Nexus Therapy Management

Job Description: Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (LPTA) (PTA)

On site Location: Greenville, MS

Physical therapist assistants (sometimes called LPTAs) work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain. Physical therapist assistants are involved in the direct care of patients.
Physical therapist assistants typically do the following:

  • Observe patients before, during, and after therapy, noting their status and reporting to a physical therapist
  • Help patients do specific exercises as part of the plan of care
  • Use a variety of techniques, such as massage and stretching, to treat patients
  • Use devices and equipment, such as walkers, to help patients
  • Educate a patient and family members about what to do after treatment

Physical therapist assistants help physical therapists provide care to patients. Under the direction and supervision of physical therapists, they give therapy through exercise, massage, gait and balance training, and therapeutic modalities, such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound. Physical therapist assistants record patients’ progress and report the results of each treatment to the physical therapist.

Pay Rate: $35-$38

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $35.00 per hour

Medical specialties:

  • Geriatrics

Schedule:

  • Day shift

Education:

  • Associate (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant license in MS (Required)

Work Location: One location

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