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Job Summary

Assist physical therapists in carrying out complex procedures and programs. Perform routine treatment procedures in accordance with established protocols. Instruct patients in physical therapy activities, including use of equipment and home exercise program. Observe and report patient conditions; document treatment programs and patient progress. Conduct Biodex isokinetic testing and evaluation. Participate in casting and orthotic fabrication using plaster and aquaplast techniques. Participate in teaching PTA students as necessary.

Required Qualifications*

  • Associates degree in a Physical Therapy Assistant approved program is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of durable medical equipment, orthotic and lower extremity evaluations, bracing and casting of orthopaedic injuries.
  • Current CPR and first aid certification.

Desired Qualifications*

  • One to two years of orthopaedic /sports experience is preferred.

Licensure & Certification

  • Physical Therapist Assistant license from the State of Michigan is required.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.