Physical Therapist Assistant - West 38th St

Date: Jul 8, 2024

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  21118 


Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.


FLSA Status


Job Role Summary

The PTA I is accountable and responsible for provision of physical/occupational/speech therapy services under the supervision of a licensed therapist.  Routinely treats adult and geriatric patients; may periodically treat neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Treatment:

    • Adapts treatment appropriately based on the age and cultural background of patient

    • Implements appropriate and timely treatment based on evaluation of patients’ physical and psychosocial needs

    • Provides client-centered education

    • Treatments are creative and effective

  • Documentation:

    • Accurately and timely documents patient evaluation and treatment per documentation standards

    • Obtains appropriate signatures

    • Justifies charges, reflects skilled therapeutic need, functional improvement and progress towards goals

  • Productivity:

    • Works at or above established productivity level

    • Volunteers to take walk-in patients

    • Volunteers to float to other teams as needed

    • Adjusts schedule according to caseload

  • Professional Communication/Collaboration:

    • Demonstrates effective communication and teamwork with peers and other staff

    • Consults appropriately with physicians and caregivers regarding patient management

    • Delegates routine aspects of care as appropriate

    • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills with staff, patients, family members

    • Provides meaningful patient education materials and completes available interdisciplinary forms

    • Attends rounds and care conferences

    • Responsive when asked to assist co-workers

  • Performance Improvement:

    • Actively embraces opportunities and ways of improving services, patient care and/or productivity by impacting cost, outcomes and/or patient satisfaction

    • Participates in committees and activities and takes an active role in improving processes for the hospital and department

    • Promotes change and assists coworkers to transition in a changing work environment

  • Time and Priority Management:

    • Prioritizes multiple tasks to maximize time spent in direct patient care

    • Reports to work on time and on a consistent basis

    • Is not in the disciplinary process per the hospital attendance policy guidelines

    • Completes assigned tasks and projects on time without reminders

    • Minimizes delays with patient care and appointments

    • Triages patients to minimize functional decline and facilitate throughput

Job Requirements




Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.




Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis