Physical Therapy Assistant/UKHC

Job description

The PT Assistant's primary function is to perform therapy for patients who have been evaluated by a physical therapist. The PTA's secondary functions include carrying out department related functions as determined by his/her immediate supervisor such as chart audits and/or general cleaning duties. Will also assist the supervisor and senior leaders in program development while adhering to the policies and procedures of the University of Kentucky HealthCare Enterprise and in accordance with state and federal regulations.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered)

Job Title
Physical Therapy Assistant/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Physical Therapy Assistant

Department Name
H3410:Therapeutic Services

Work Location

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Requirements

Requires heavy lifting; pushing and/or pulling of objects over 50 pounds.


Primarily Monday through Friday day shifts; rotating weekends and holidays required.


The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of dependability and strong attention to detail.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

At least two years of work experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant, preferably in a hospital setting.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a current PTA license in the state of Kentucky or eligible to obtain one?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Can you work flexible hours or days to accommodate patient needs and work flow?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Every job produces different levels of stress. What was the most stressful aspect of your past or current position? How did you react to this?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What specific skills or experience do you possess that emphasize teamwork?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/20/2018
    Application Due: 11/5/2018
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