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Hackensack Meridian Health Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Per Diem in Neptune, New Jersey


Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

The Physical Therapist Assistant is part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver patient-centered physical rehabilitation services to patients, supports Physical Therapist in treatment procedures. Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) are required to have supervision from a Physical Therapist to deliver services. PTAs communicate thoroughly and regularly with Physical Therapists to ensure delivery of plan of care. Completes all required documentation as per state/federal and facility guidelines.


A day in the life of a Physical Therapy Assistant at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  1. Demonstrates team approach to problem solving through frequent communication and collaboration on complex issues to provide appropriate care.

  2. Ensures operation of equipment by using equipment consistent with equipment specifications; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; and calling for repairs.

  3. Participates and represents PT staff on committees, as requested by supervisors.

  4. Demonstrates appropriate knowledge in assessing the need for durable medical equipment for patients. Follows through with appropriate professionals to ensure proper fitting and educates patient on proper usage.

  5. Maintains professional competence and keeps current with Physical Therapy trends through participation in continuing education, in-service programs, and professional staff sessions.

  6. Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements.

  7. Fosters good relationships and communications with all team members, physicians, patients, family/significant others and visitors.

  8. Assists with new Team Member orientation and provide key experiences to prepare Team Member independent performance of essential job functions. Problems are reported to designated Supervisor promptly.

  9. Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

  10. Instructs, encourages and assists patients to carry out plan of care, specific to patient¿s needs and goals established by Physical Therapist(s).

  11. Models and maintains safe environment to deliver services for patient, self, and healthcare team. Employs correct body mechanics during all activities.

  12. Demonstrates and implements evidence-based treatment techniques and skills with patients. Maintains professional competence and keeps current with Physical Therapy trends.

  13. Continuously monitors patient¿s response to treatment and adjusts treatment accordingly in consultation with Physical Therapist.

  14. Identifies and reports any real or potential problems regarding the development or admin of patient care.

  15. Assists with discharge planning by collaborating with physicians, nurses, social workers, supervising physical therapist(s), and other healthcare providers.

  16. Contributes to patient care conferences.

  17. Completes all documentation accurately and in a timely manner, consistent with all state regulations.

  18. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.

  19. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Completion of an accredited program and licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

  2. Current with all Continuing Education (CE) requirements

  3. Performs clinical care professionally

  4. Serve as a patient advocate and role model to other Team Members

  5. Deliver patient care with minimal disruptions and obstacles

  6. Ability to effectively work on a multidisciplinary team

  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  8. Proficient computer skills that may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  1. Computer skills

  2. Prior work experience with geriatric and disabled populations

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  1. Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant.

If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Job ID 2024-142251

Department J-PHY THRPY MAB

Site Jersey Shore Univ Med Cntr

Job Location US-NJ-Neptune

Position Type Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week 4

Shift Day

Shift Hours Days

Weekend Work Weekends as Needed

On Call Work No On-Call Required

Holiday Work As Needed