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MD Anderson Cancer Center Physical Therapist Assistant - OUT PATIENT in Houston, Texas

Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of the physical therapist assistant is to:

  • Provide assistance with administering clinical physical therapy treatments of all ages and disabilities under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.

  • Assume responsibility and accountability for providing modalities and treatment procedures as determined by a therapist driven treatment plan.

  • Provide treatment is in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies while maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.

  • Provide supervision of physical therapy assistant students and rehabilitation technicians as required by ECPTOTE.

Key Functions

  1. Patient Treatment (55%)
  • Provide physical therapy interventions as determined by a treatment plan established by a Physical Therapist;

  • Provide patient and family teaching and education;

  1. Patient Care Documentation (25%)
  • Documentation is concise, logical and uses appropriate and approved grammar, spelling and abbreviations.

  • Documentation supports billing including Gcodes.

  • Completes all documentation per timeline outlined in department policy and as required to optimize patient care and flow.

  • Captures charges in accordance with departmental policy

  • Documentation integrates and synthesizes all objective data and supports current clinical picture.

  1. Workload (15%)

  2. Meets targets for volume of billable

  3. Effectively initiates communication with supervisor/peers to assist with patient care when there is a need, such as for priority patients in the inpatient and/or outpatient area, as clinically appropriate

  4. Professional Behaviors & Teamwork (5%)

  • Demonstrates initiative with all department and institutional policies and procedures and is compliant with timelines when indicated.

  • Establishes reasonable and appropriate performance and development goals on a yearly basis within the required time frames.

  • Request time off in a manner which minimizes disruptions to patient care and follows institutional and departmental guidelines

  1. Other duties as assigned .

EDUCATION : Associate's degree from a Physical Therapist Assistant Program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.

LICENSURE : Current license as a Physical Therapy Assistant or license to practice physical therapy in the state of Texas issued by Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR).

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 151055

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days, Weekends

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 53,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 79,000

  • Science Jobs: No