at Sports Medicine North
Location Gloucester
Date Posted December 14, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Full Time


Physical Therapy Technician

Summary / Objective: Supports physical therapy care delivery by preparing treatment area, patient, equipment and materials; performing procedures, under the supervision of a physical therapist.


EXPERIENCE: One year physical therapy experience, medical office experience preferred.


Clean and organize work area and disinfect equipment after treatment.
Prepare and maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Observe patients during treatment to compile and evaluate data on patients' responses and progress, and report to physical therapist.
Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities, under direction of medical staff.
Confer with physical therapy staff and others to discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment.
Transport patients to and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs or providing standing support.
Prepares treatment area for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
Prepares patients for physical therapy treatment by welcoming, comforting, providing and/or assisting patient into physical therapy apparel or apertures.
Provides information to patients by answering questions and requests
Helps treat patients by applying heat packs; paraffin dips; assisting patients into whirlpool; helping patients onto therapy equipment, monitoring motion; tracking walking time and distance; measuring mobility; performing prescribed exercises and strengthening techniques.
Understands the Track Via and FOTO systems and has the ability to enter stats into Track Via and D/C patients from FOTO
Educates patients by demonstrating proper use of equipment and exercise routines.
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
Sterilize and deliver equipment and supplies to treatment area; positioning equipment for therapist access; positioning patient on equipment.
Ensures operation of physical therapy equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instruction; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
Maintains physical therapy supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

Perform related work as required.