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.
Perform physical therapy treatments and assist the physical therapist with tests and measurements.
First-level class of the series. Under general supervision, assist with physical therapy treatments.
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