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Cleveland Clinic Physical Therapist Assistant in Garfield Heights, Ohio

Job ID: 140438

Administers Physical Therapy services for patients including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics under supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.


  • Administers patient centered Physical Therapy treatment incorporating evidence based practice and skilled techniques to achieve optimal functional outcomes under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.

  • Observes, communicates and documents patient progress and response to treatment.

  • Plans, organizes and implements individualized therapeutic programs with patient/family, incorporating evidence based practice.

  • Provides education on Physical Therapy related subjects to patients, clients, caregivers, hospital personnel and the community.

  • Acts as a clinical instructor or participates in the education and evaluation of students.

  • Acts as a resource for volunteers and observers.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree or certificate required.

  • Must be a graduate of a Physical Therapy Assistant Program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.


  • Current State licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA),

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA).

  • For Homecare only: Valid Ohio Driver’s license upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter.

  • For Homecare only: Proof of automobile insurance coverage with $100,000/$300,000 coverage, upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Experience in the clinical area preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk and climb stairs without assistive device and to maintain balance despite sudden load in order to support patient from falling.

  • Ability to meet physical demands characterized at the heavy level defined by 1993 Leonard Matheson and Ministry of Labor.

  • Ability to lift and reach with arms sufficiently to lift patient's arm and leg during therapeutic treatment program.

  • Sensation of touch and manual dexterity to be able to palpate muscle tension or to monitor patient pulse.

  • Visual acuity to observe patient's gross and fine motor movements in order to analyze these movements and to read all patient monitors.

  • Ability to speak clearly enough to instruct patients and families.

  • Ability to hear at a conversational level to understand patient's description of symptoms and response to treatment.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.


Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.