Assistant Physiotherapist in the Healthcare Industry is also known as physical therapist assistant(PTA).

Brief Job Description:- Assistant Physiotherapist work alongside qualified physiotherapists, assisting in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from reduced mobility. Key tasks of a Assistant Physiotherapist include setting up equipment, preparing clients for therapy and demonstrating mobility aids and exercises. Other duties may include keeping the department tidy and basic administration work.

Personal Attributes:- Assistant Physiotherapist are required to be calm and patient. They should have an interest in health and physical education and carry a positive and motivating attitude. It is also important to have a good level of physical fitness and the ability to work well in a team. They are also required to be familiar with utilization of various equipment, rehabilitation or walking aids used during the treatment Assistant Physiotherapist Course.

Assistant Physiotherapist

The treatment plan as directed by the physiotherapist Assistant Physiotherapist Course:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. Carry out physiotherapy assessment and treatment for patients

PC2. Deliver functional restoration programmes to individuals with muscular skeletal conditions and deliver health promotion programmes

PC3. Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures

PC4. Assist the physiotherapists in helping and treating people with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing

 PC5. Carry out workplace assessments

Assist in patient mobility:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1. Assist the patient with walking, transfers and safe mobility

 PC2. Help the patient in body movement

 PC3. Help the patient with treatment related exercises

PC4. Transfer the patient safely and without injuries

Monitor and report changes in health status of patient to the supervisor Assistant Physiotherapist Course:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1. Work with registered physiotherapists in their day-to-day work

PC2. Help patients to follow exercise and treatment programmes set out by the physiotherapist

 PC3. Write reports concerning patient’s status Assistant Physiotherapist Course.

 PC4. Monitor change in patient heath and report to the supervisor

Assistant Physiotherapist

Provide patient/family education and support Assistant Physiotherapist Course:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1. Cultivate skill competence and engage in evidence-based practice, responding to the dynamics of a changing health care system

PC2. Provide support to the patients in treatment

 PC3. Help family of the patient in awareness and support

Participate in program planning:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1. Actively participate in program planning

PC2. Achieve an effective transition from this educational program to a physical therapist assistant career

 PC3. Commit to a lifelong process of self-improvement and learning

PC4. Cultivate skill competence and engage in evidence-based practice, responding to the dynamics of a changing health care system

Assist in providing occupational therapy Assistant Physiotherapist Course:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. Observe patients while they perform tasks, ask the patient questions, and review the patient’s medical history

PC2. Use the observations, answers, and medical history to assist physiotherapist in evaluating the patient’s condition and needs

PC3. Assist in establishing a treatment plan for patients, laying out the types of activities and specific goals to be accomplished

 PC4. Assist in evaluating a patient’s home or workplace activities and identify how it can be better suited to the patient’s health needs

 PC5. Assist in educating a patient’s family and employer about how to accommodate and care for the patient PC6. teach anxiety management techniques;

 PC7. assist people to return to work;

PC8. Submit and write reports for physiotherapist to plan and review on-going treatment

Assistant Physiotherapist

Communicating with individuals, patients, their family and others about health issues Assistant Physiotherapist Course:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. Respond to queries and information needs of all individuals Assistant Physiotherapist Course.

 PC2. Communicate effectively with all individuals regardless of age, caste, gender, community or other characteristics

PC3. Communicate with individuals at a pace and level fitting their understanding, without using terminology unfamiliar to them

 PC4. Utilise all training and information at one’s disposal to provide relevant information to the individual

PC5. Confirm that the needs of the individual have been met

PC6. Adhere to guidelines provided by one’s organisation or regulatory body relating to confidentiality PC7. Respect the individual’s need for privacy

PC8. Maintain any recordsrequired at the end of the interaction

Act within the limits of one’s competence and authority:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. Adhere to legislation, protocols and guidelines relevant to one’s role and field of practice

 PC2. Work within organisational systems and requirements as appropriate to one’s role

 PC3. Recognise the boundary of one’s role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond one’s competence and authority

 PC4. Maintain competence within one’s role and field of practice Assistant Physiotherapist Course.

PC5. Use relevant research based protocols and guidelines as evidence to inform one’s practice

PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and safety of practice

PC8. Evaluate and reflect on the quality of one’s work and make continuing improvements

Work effectively with others:-

To be competent, the user/ individual on the job must be able to:

PC1. Communicate with other people clearly and effectively

PC2. Integrate one’s work with other people’s work effectively

PC3. Pass on essential information to other people on timely basis

 PC4. Work in a way that shows respect for other people

 PC5. Carry out any commitments made to other people

PC6. Reason out the failure to fulfil commitment

 PC7. Identify any problems with team members and other people and take the initiative to solve these problems

PC8. Follow the organisation’s policies and procedures

Manage work to meet requirements:- To be competent, the user/ individual on the job must be able to: PC1. Clearly establish, agree, and record the work requirements

PC2. Utilise time effectively

 PC3. Ensure his/her work meets the agreed requirements Assistant Physiotherapist Course.

 PC4. Treat confidential information correctly

PC5. Work in line with the organisation’s procedures and policies and within the limits of his/her job role

Practice code of conduct while performing duties:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. Adhere to protocols and guidelines relevant to the role and field of practice

 PC2. Work within organisational systems and requirements as appropriate to the role

 PC3. Recognise the boundary of the role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond the competence and authority

 PC4. Maintain competence within the role and field of practice

 PC5. Use protocols and guidelines relevant to the field of practice

 PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and patient safety Assistant Physiotherapist Course.

PC8. Maintain personal hygiene and contribute actively to the healthcare ecosystem

Guidelinesfor Assessment:-

 1. Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Performance Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to itsimportance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each

PC 2. The assessment for the theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the

SSC 3. Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papersfor theory part for each candidate at each examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below)

 4. Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluationsforskill practical for every student at each examination/training center based on this criteria

 5. To pass the Qualification Pack, every trainee should score as per assessment grid.

 6. In case of successfully passing only certain number of NOS’s, the trainee is eligible to take subsequent assessment on the balance NOS’sto passthe Qualification Pack

treatment plan as directed by the physiotherapist:-

PC1. Carry out physiotherapy assessment and treatment for patients

PC2. Deliver functional restoration programmes to individuals with musculoskeletal conditions and deliver health promotion programmes

PC3. Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures

PC4. Assist the physiotherapists in helping and treating people with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing

PC5. Carry out workplace assessments

Assist in patient mobility:-

 PC1. Assist the patient with walking, transfers and safe mobility

PC2. Help the patient in body movement

PC3. Help the patient with treatment related exercises

PC4. Transfer the patient safely and without injuries

Monitor and report changes in health status of patient to the supervisor:-

PC1. Work with registered physiotherapists in their day-to-day work

PC2. Help patients to follow exercise and treatment programmes set out by the physiotherapist

PC3. Write reports concerning patient’s status

PC4. Monitor change in patient heath and report to the supervisor Assistant Physiotherapist Course.

Provide patient/familyeducation and support:-

PC1. Cultivate skill competence and engage in evidence-based practice, responding to the dynamics of a changing health care system

PC2. Provide support to the patients in treatment

PC3. Help family of the patient in awareness and suppor

Participate in program planning:-

PC1. Actively participate in program planning

PC2. Achieve an effective transition from this educational program to a physical therapist assistant career

PC3. Commit to a lifelong process of selfimprovement and learning

PC4. Cultivate skill competence and engage in evidence-based practice, responding to the dynamics of a changing health care system

Assist in providing occupational therapy:-

PC1. Observe patients while they perform tasks, ask the patient questions, and review the patient’s medical history

PC2. Use the observations, answers, and medical history to assist physiotherapist in evaluating the patient’s condition and needs

PC3. Assist in establishing a treatment plan for patients, laying out the types of activities and specific goals to be accomplished

PC4. Assist in evaluating a patient’s home or workplace activities and identify how it can be better suited to the patient’s health needs

PC5. Assist in educating a patient’s family and employer about how to accommodate and care for the patient

PC6. Teach anxiety management techniques;

PC7. Assist people to return to work;

PC8. Submit and write reports for physiotherapist to plan and review on-going treatment

(Act within the limits of one’s competence and authority):-

PC1. Adhere to legislation, protocols and guidelines relevant to one’s role and field of practice

PC2. Work within organisational systems and requirements as appropriate to one’s role Assistant Physiotherapist Course.

PC3. Recognise the boundary of one’s role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond one’s competence and authority

PC4. Maintain competence within one’s role and field of practice

PC5. Use relevant research based protocols and guidelines as evidence to inform one’s practice

PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and safety of practice

PC8. Evaluate and reflect on the quality of one’s work and make continuing improvements

(Practice Code of conduct while performing duties):-

PC1. Adhere to protocols and guidelines relevant to the role and field of practice

PC2. Work within organisational systems and requirements as appropriate to the role

PC3. Recognise the boundary of the role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond the competence and authority

PC4. Maintain competence within the role and field of practice

PC5. Use protocols and guidelines relevant to the field of practice Assistant Physiotherapist Course.

PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and patient safety

PC8. Maintain personal hygiene and contribute actively to the healthcare ecosystem

(Manage work to meet requirements):-

PC1. Clearly establish, agree, and record the work requirements

PC1. Clearly establish, agree, and record the work requirements

PC3. Ensure his/her work meets the agreed requirements

PC4. Treat confidential information correctly

PC5. Work in line with the organisation’s procedures and policies and within the limits of his/her job role

Assistant Physiotherapist

(Collate and Communicate Health Information):-

PC1. Respond to queries and information needs of all individuals

PC2. Communicate effectively with all individuals regardless of age, caste, gender, community or other characteristics

PC3. Communicate with individuals at a pace and level fitting their understanding, without using terminology unfamiliar to them

PC4. Utilise all training and information at one’s disposal to provide relevant information to the individual

PC5. Confirm that the needs of the individual have been met

PC6. Adhere to guidelines provided by one’s organisation or regulatory body relating to confidentiality

PC7. Respect the individual’s need for privacy

PC8. Maintain any records required at the end of the interaction Assistant Physiotherapist Course.

(Work effectively with others):- PC1. Communicate with other people clearly and effectively

PC2. Integrate one’s work with other people’s work effectively

PC3. Pass on essential information to other people on timely basis

PC5. Carry out any commitments made to other people

PC6. Reason out the failure to fulfil commitment

PC7. Identify any problems with team members and other people and take the initiative to solve these problems

PC8. Follow the organisation’s policies and procedures

(Maintain a safe, healthy, and secure working environment):-

PC1. Identify individual responsibilities in relation to maintaining workplace health safety and security requirements

PC2. Comply with health, safety and security procedures for the workplace

PC3. Report any identified breaches in health, safety, and security procedures to the designated person

PC4. Identify potential hazards and breaches of safe work practices

PC5. Correct any hazards that individual can deal with safely, competently and within the limits of authority

PC6. Promptly and accurately report the hazards that individual is not allowed to deal with, to the relevant person and warn other people who may get affected

PC7. Follow the organisation’s emergency procedures promptly, calmly, and efficiently

PC8. Identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and security to the designated person

PC9. Complete any health and safety records legibly and accurately

Follow the treatment plan as directed by the physiotherapist:-

PC1. Carry out physiotherapy assessment and treatment for patients

PC2. Deliver functional restoration programmes to individuals with musculoskeletal conditions and deliver health promotion programmes

PC3. Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures

PC4. Assist the physiotherapists in helping and treating people with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing

PC5. Carry out workplace assessments

PC6. Promptly and accurately report the hazards that individual is not allowed to deal with, to the relevant person and warn other people who may get affected

PC7. Follow the organisation’s emergency procedures promptly, calmly, and efficiently

PC8. Identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and security to the designated person

PC9. Complete any health and safety records legibly and accurately

Follow the treatment plan as directed by the physiotherapist:-

PC1. Carry out physiotherapy assessment and treatment for patients

PC2. Deliver functional restoration programmes to individuals with musculoskeletal conditions and deliver health promotion programmes

PC3. Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures

PC4. Assist the physiotherapists in helping and treating people with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing

PC5. Carry out workplace assessments

Assist in patient mobility:-

PC1. Assist the patient with walking, transfers and safe mobility

PC2. Help the patient in body movement

PC3. Help the patient with treatment related exercises

PC4. Transfer the patient safely and without injuries

Assistant Physiotherapist

Monitor and report changes in health status of patient to the supervisor:-

PC1. Work with registered physiotherapists in their day-to-day work

PC2. Help patients to follow exercise and treatment programmes set out by the physiotherapist

PC3. Write reports concerning patient’s status

PC4. Monitor change in patient heath and report to the supervisor

Provide patient/family education and support:-

PC1. Cultivate skill competence and engage in evidence-based practice, responding to the dynamics of a changing health care system

PC2. Provide support to the patients in treatment

PC3. Help family of the patient in awareness and support

Participate in program planning

PC1. Actively participate in program planning

PC2. Achieve an effective transition from this educational program to a physical therapist assistant career

PC3. Commit to a lifelong process of selfimprovement and learning

PC4. Cultivate skill competence and engage in evidence-based practice, responding to the dynamics of a changing health care system

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Assist in providing occupational therapy:-

PC1. Observe patients while they perform tasks, ask the patient questions, and review the patient’s medical history

PC2. Use the observations, answers, and medical history to assist physiotherapist in evaluating the patient’s condition and needs

PC3. Assist in establishing a treatment plan for patients, laying out the types of activities andspecific goals to be accomplished

PC4. Assist in evaluating a patient’s home or workplace activities and identify how it can be better suited to the patient’s health needs

PC5. Assist in educating a patient’s family and employer about how to accommodate and care for the patien

PC6. Teach anxiety management techniques;

PC7. Assist people to return to work

PC8. Submit and write reports for physiotherapist to plan and review on-going treatment

(Act within the limits of one’s competence and authority):-

PC1. Adhere to legislation, protocols and guidelines relevant to one’s role and field of practice

PC2. Work within organisational systems and requirements as appropriate to one’s role

PC3. Recognise the boundary of one’s role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond one’s competence and authority

PC4. Maintain competence within one’s role and field of practice

PC5. Use relevant research based protocols and guidelines as evidence to inform one’s practice

PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and safety of practice

PC8. Evaluate and reflect on the quality of one’s work and make continuing improvements

(Practice Code of conduct while performing duties):-

PC1. Adhere to protocols and guidelines relevant to the role and field of practice

PC2. Work within organisational systems and requirements as appropriate to the role

PC3. Recognise the boundary of the role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond the competence and authority

PC4. Maintain competence within the role and field of practice

PC5. Use protocols and guidelines relevant to the field of practice

PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

PC8. Maintain personal hygiene and contribute actively to the healthcare ecosystem Total

(Manage work to meet requirements):-

PC1. Clearly establish, agree, and record the work requirements

PC2. Utilise time effectively

PC3. Ensure his/her work meets the agreed requirements

PC4. Treat confidential information correctly

(Collate and Communicate Health Information):-

PC1. Respond to queries and information needs of all individuals

PC2. Communicate effectively with all individuals regardless of age, caste, gender, community or other characteristics

PC3. Communicate with individuals at a pace and level fitting their understanding, without using terminology unfamiliar to them

PC5. Confirm that the needs of the individual have been met

PC6. Adhere to guidelines provided by one’s organisation or regulatory body relating to confidentiality

PC7. Respect the individual’s need for privacy

 PC8. Maintain any records required at the end of the interaction

(Work effectively with others):-

PC1. Communicate with other people clearly and effectively

PC2. Integrate one’s work with other people’s work effectively

PC3. Pass on essential information to other people on timely basis

PC4. Work in a way that shows respect for other people

PC5. Carry out any commitments made to other people

PC6. Reason out the failure to fulfil commitment

PC7. Identify any problems with team members and other people and take the initiative to solve these problems

PC8. Follow the organisation’s policies and procedure