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Providence Health & Services Physical Therapist Assistant in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Physical Therapy Assistant (1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week Day Shift) to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

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Come treat patients the way you’ve always wanted to treat. 1:1 direct patient care, with 45-minute treatment sessions. No using aides as extenders, dovetailing or doubling your session. Just you and your patient working together to improve health and recover function. Partner with a dynamic staff of therapists with a wide variety of skills and techniques to share. This is the way therapy was meant to be.

We are seeking a physical therapy assistant who will be responsible for the physical therapy treatment to patients and assisting the physical therapist. The position is also responsible for communication with patients, physicians, nurses and other personnel regarding patient care, for operating physical therapy equipment, and performing assistance in projects and duties within the departments as directed by the Physical Therapist.

In this position you will:

  • As directed by the Physical Therapist, provides Physical Therapy Treatment to patients and operates Physical equipment as related according with age considerations as appropriate: Neonate; Pediatric; Adolescent; Adult; Older Adult

  • Communicate verbally and written with therapist, co-workers, families, patients, nursing personnel and physicians regarding patient response to treatment.

  • Keeps therapist informed of patient response to treatment in order to adjust, plan, and update goals, reassess or discharge.

  • Complies with Practice Act pertaining to PTA patient cares, and need for Physical Therapy reassessment

  • Document patient progress toward goal.

  • Communicates patient response to treatment to physicians, and other care givers


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an APTA approved Physical Therapy Assistant Program, usually an associate’s of science degree

  • WA State DOH Physical Therapist Assistant License

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers through the American Heart Association

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Therapy Support (PTA, COTA, Rehab Aide)

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 295938