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Northern Light Health Physical Therapist Assistant in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

Northern Light Mayo Hospital

Department: Physical Therapy

Position is located: Mayo Hospital

Work Type: Full Time

Hours Per Week: 36.00

Work Schedule: 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Works under the supervision of a physical therapist. Duties include assisting the physical therapist in implementing treatment programs according to the plan of care, training patients in exercises and activities of daily living, conducting treatments using special equipment, administering modalities and other treatment procedures, and reporting to the physical therapist on the patient's responses.


• Utilizes sound ergonomic principles • Recognizes unsafe working conditions and offer appropriate corrective actions • Demonstrates cardiopulmonary resuscitation • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of massage, exercise techniques, proper body mechanics, gait training, mechanical traction, electrical stimulation, and heat and cold treatments. • Reports to therapist any problems or changes in the patients condition. • Proactively assists others • Works as part of a team consulting with physicians and caregivers to promote continuity of care • Effectively communicates job related information

Other Information:

Competencies and Skills

  • Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.

  • Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.

  • Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.

  • Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.


  • Required Physical Therapy Assistant


  • Required High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED)

Working Conditions

  • Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people.

  • Potential exposure to diseases or infections.

  • Potential exposure to hazardous materials.

  • Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds.

  • Prolonged periods of standing.

  • Prolonged periods of walking.

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