University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Health Services 278

STUDENT PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

Assists physical therapist in rehabilitation of injured patients. May be required to:

  • Assist physical therapist with ultrasound, electrical stimulation, massage, joint mobilization, and other treatments as directed
  • Administer ice packs and ice massages and apply ice bandages to patients as directed by the physical therapist
  • Monitor patients’ completion of therapeutic exercises as directed by physical therapist
  • Clean treatment area, equipment and whirlpools
  • Change linen on treatment tables
  • Issue crutches or canes to patients with lower extremity injuries
  • Attend training sessions and staff meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed

Requirements:

  • Prior work experience in a physcial therapy setting
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Patient service and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • May be required to perform physical duties such as lifting
  • Physical Therapy or Sports Medicine majors preferred