Physical Therapy Assistant
Req #: 43308
Part Time 1
Shift: Days
WMC Physical Therapy
United Health Services Hospitals
Johnson City, NY
Weekly hours: 26

Physical Therapy Assistant, Wilson Medical Center- In-Patient

United Health Services is seeking a Physical Therapy Assistant to join our Wilson Medical Center Team in 33 Harrison St, Johnson City, NY 13790. This is a BENEFITS-ELIGIBLE/Full Time position.

Shift: Days
Hours per week: 30
Salary range: $19.11- $28.67/hour, depending on experience


Physical Therapy Assistant Overview

The Physical Therapy Assistant ensures that physical therapy services are administered and completed in a timely, accurate, and reliable manner. Provides physical therapy treatments for hospital-based inpatient and/or outpatient services, as well as associated clinical documentation. Maintains specific service delivery standards which address commitment to service, customer satisfaction, ongoing evaluation of customer expectations, integration with quality process, communication and interaction standards, turn-around time and information processing standards, corporate compliance requirements, and physical amenities/environment of care.

Physical Therapy Assistant Key Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Follows specific treatment procedures as directed by the supervising physical therapist, including preparing the patient for treatment, informing, and educating the patient in treatment indications and contraindications, performing treatment procedures. Demonstrates knowledge of rehabilitation equipment. May administer standardized, structured tests under the supervision of a physical therapist.
  • Maintains accurate records of each patient’s treatment, progress, and/or regression according to the Service Delivery Standard using paper and electronic systems, as necessary. Maintains all necessary records required to meet the criteria established by reimbursement and regulatory agencies. Maintains confidentiality of patient and hospital information.
  • Prepares the patient for treatment protocols and performs the necessary treatment as designed. Monitors the patient's response to treatment and records same in the medical record. Reports immediately to the physical therapist and/or physician any untoward events taking place with the patient.
  • Prepares the patient for treatment protocols and performs the necessary treatment as designed. Monitors the patient's response to treatment and records same in the medical record. Reports immediately to the physical therapist and/or physician any untoward events taking place with the patient.
  • Collaborates with other professional staff such as physical therapists, and co-treats, as required, assisting the occupational and physical therapist in assessments of patients.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationship with patients, their families, and other staff personnel. Participates in patient care conferences with other professionals involved in the management of cases. Provides patient/family education, as needed.
  • Collaborates with the physical therapist, participates in planning decisions for patient’s post discharge placement. Makes appropriate referrals and follows up to ensure proper placement and programming of patient. Interfaces with vendor to provide needed durable medical equipment.
  • Provides direction to departmental aides as related to treatment, Volunteers, PTA Students.
  • Has knowledge of and participates in department and organizational initiatives for performance improvement (PI).
  • Pursues professional development and contributes to department learning.
  • Meets defined individual and departmental productivity targets as defined by clinical service areas.
  • Comply with proper hand hygiene protocols to ensure patient safety.
  • Demonstrate commitment to organizational Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation

Position Qualifications


  • Graduate of an approved Physical Therapist Assistant program or equivalent.
  • NYS license or eligibility to be licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • CPR certification within first 3 months of employment.


  • Clinical experience in a hospital-based setting.

Employee Benefits at United Health Services

  • When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Voluntary benefits, including cancer, pet, and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match model
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counseling and concierge services
  • Free, extensive online training through HealthStream

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

About New York’s Southern Tier

As an employee of United Health Services, you’ll call the Southern Tier, or more specifically, the Greater Binghamton area, home. Known for entertainment and restaurants, craft brews, outdoor experiences, minor-league sports, family-friendly events, and a keenness for local history (like our connection to the Twilight Zone and our six antique carousels), Greater Binghamton offers something for everyone. We’re a short drive away from the Finger Lakes region in Central New York, three hours from New York City, and just shy of four hours from Niagara Falls, Canada.


United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.