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PRN Physical Therapist Assistant – Inpatient

Posting ID 129913
Department Rehab Therapy/UIHC
Jobcode Rehabilitation Assistant
Working Title PRN Physical Therapist Assistant – Inpatient

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Rehabilitation Therapies is seeking a PRN Physical Therapist Assistant to perform prescribed rehabilitation treatments primarily in an inpatient acute setting.

  • Carry out and progress treatment plans
  • Instruct patients in exercise performance and training techniques
  • Ensure patient safety at all times during rehabilitation sessions
  • Continuously evaluate the patients' response to rehabilitation interventions
  • Implement treatment modifications as needed
  • Make necessary adjustments to exercise equipment to promote maximum safety, comfort and effectiveness.
  • Perform quality control checks to ensure safe operation of rehabilitation equipment
  • Complete physical therapy documentation in the medical record within the prescribed timelines
  • Provide oversight and direction to rehabilitation aides
  • Instruct and evaluate physical therapy assistant students
  • Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
  • Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
  • Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Job Type: PRN Temporary

Job Code: PD88 Rehabilitation Assistant

Pay Grade:  04 (

Required Qualifications

  • An Associate Arts degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program or completion of the requirements leading to educational exemption as defined by the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • License in accord with the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners is required

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience working with inpatients in an acute care setting
  • Experience working on a multidisciplinary team
  • Behavioral characteristics and attitudes that contribute to a positive work environment
  • Works effectively with the supervising physical therapists
  • Effectively manages difficult and/or medically complex patients
  • Demonstrated effort to enhance one's own knowledge, skills and abilities


Application Process: In order to be considered applicants must send a resume and cover letter to Carol Seaman at

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.


Phone: 319-384-8252
Application Instructions In order to be considered applicants must send a resume and cover letter to Carol Seaman at
Ad Start Date 09/02/2022
Ad End Date 09/01/2023

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