UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

6128 (Classified Non Union)
8128 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Provide physical therapy treatment to assigned patients.

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform physical therapy treatments and assist the physical therapist with tests and measurements.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

First-level class of the series. Under general supervision, assist with physical therapy treatments.

TYPICAL WORK

Prepare patient and environment for therapy; implement treatment as directed by the physical therapist;

Report changes in patients' status to therapist;

Participate in rounds for assigned patients;

Schedule assigned patients and departmental duties;

Assist the therapist in performing patient evaluations and tests;

Write progress notes; assist in completing informational forms;

Conduct hydrotherapy treatments of patients;

Maintain a clean, safe working environment;

Maintain therapeutic equipment;

Complete charge documents for patient services;

May perform clerical duties;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

An Associate of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program that includes patient treatment affiliation. Physical ability to move patients and equipment.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

New Class: 3-23-87
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05