Physical Therapist Assistant - Arbor View

Arbor View, 7991 W 71st Ave, Arvada, Colorado, United States of America Req #4793
Friday, January 27, 2023

Physical Therapy - Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

The primary responsibility of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is to provide direct physical therapy interventions as planned, delegated, and supervised by the Physical Therapist. The person in this role will also record treatments given and note progress in medical records.  In this role, you are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our residents at all times. 


Resident Care:                                   65% time

  • Provide physical therapy individualized treatment plans and needed updates to increase client’s independence and functioning under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist and in accordance with physician’s orders

  • Demonstrate competent technical skills according to current standards of practice

  • Communicate changes in resident’s condition

  • Participate in discharge and community mobility planning

  • Prescribe necessary durable medical equipment to facilitate independence 

  • Provide accurate and timely billing records and supporting clinical documentation

  • Respond to family requests and concerns timely

  • Assure resident abuse or neglect does not occur

  • Observe confidentiality and safeguards for all patient information

Training/Education:                                     20% time

  • Coordinate and provide training with Restorative Nursing and other Care staff

  • Provide education and training to patient, caregiver, and community partners

  • Assist with training and education of facility and professional partners

  • Ensure compliance with all community mandatory education, training and competence programs

  • Participation in PTA student development and educational programs

  • Participate in collaborative care conferences

Department Duties:                                     15% time

  • Perform screening rounds as directed by Director of Rehabilitation to assess for client needs and environmental safety

  • Provide recommendations to Director of Rehab and other team members opportunities for business improvement, safety concerns or other updates

  • Assists in maintaining cleanliness and tour readiness of the therapy department

  • Performs other duties as assigned



Ability to prioritize and multi-task priorities

Detail oriented and follow through

Takes responsibility and ownership

Effective and efficient time management skills

Creates efficiency and effectiveness in process 

Relationship Building

Customer service oriented

Works well with people, including staff, residents and families

Ability to foster teamwork 

Has a patient demeanor 


Communicate clearly and effectively  

Strategic Thinking

Ability to solve problems effectively


Knowledge: Current Colorado physical therapy practices and procedures including laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities

Skills: Providing appropriate care in post-acute or long-term care environment (preferred)


Education: Must be a graduate of an accredited  2-year college level program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association

Experience: Experience in appropriate care in post-acute or long-term care environment (preferred)

License: Current, unencumbered, active Colorado Physical Therapy Assistant License (required)

Certifications: CPR (as requested)


  • Frequent squatting, twisting and reaching

  • Frequent walking and standing

  • Occasional resident handling, transferring and lifting from floor, over 100#

  • Occasional crawling, climbing and sitting

  • Frequent repetitive pushing, pulling and grasping up to 50#


  • Must maintain a valid, unrestricted Colorado driver’s license


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Min Hiring Rate $28.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $34.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Arbor View, 7991 W 71st Ave, Arvada, Colorado, United States of America