Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) | Casual/As Needed


Why Blue Mountain Hospital District?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family Medicine Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, Imaging, Laboratory, and an Intermediate Care Center.  Join our family-like team in beautiful Eastern Oregon!

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in the Heart of Grant County in the Blue Mountains.  The Strawberry Mountain Range and John Day River Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking/mountain biking/horse riding trails, to high and lower lakes and ponds.  Our area is known to be a “go to” place not just for recreation, but also for big game hunting and fishing!

For more information on our Rural and Remote area, visit our Grant County Chamber of Commerce page at:

Position Summary:

Physical Therapy Assistant will perform duties as assigned for improving a patient’s function in skilled physical therapy care to restore patient’s function, alleviates pain, and prevents disabilities through a thorough evidence-based physical therapy skilled interventions under the supervision of (a) physical therapist(s). Physical therapist assistants specialize in movement dysfunction, identifying the areas of concern and helping people to achieve their physical activity goals. The physical therapy assistant will be part of the interdisciplinary team within Blue Mountain Hospital District’s inpatient and transitional care and outpatient services in the Rehabilitation Services Department.

Essential Duties, Knowledge, Skills, & Functions:

  • Promotes the mission, vision and values of the BMHD.
  • Performs thorough physical therapy skilled interventions and required paperwork in a timely manner under the supervision of (a) physical therapist(s).
  • Administers physical therapy interventions specific to the patient’s need, may include manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, gait training, therapeutic activities, therapeutic exercises for example to achieve functional goals set at evaluation.
  • Assure continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instruction to patients, families, and caregivers in physical therapy recommendations, recommending and/or providing assistive equipment with physical therapist supervision.
  • Participates easily and effectively amongst the team of medical providers, understanding and knowing the role of inpatient, transitional care, and outpatient services.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications, attending webinars, establishing professional networks, participates in professional organizations.
  • Maintains self-motivation and sustains a high level of momentum.
  • Able to successfully prioritize when faced with requests, demands and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of customer service concepts.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and able to perform within scope of practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, in a fast-paced production-oriented environment.
  • Expresses excellent judgment, discretion and decision making abilities.
  • Maintains a sensitive, fair and impartial approach to dealing with employees.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety, quality and positive patient experience.
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements CMS, National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs), and continued readiness related to healthcare or hospital standards.
  • Ability to prioritize, highly organized.

Education, Licensure & Certification Requirements:

Required:  Associates Graduate of an accredited school of physical therapy assistants 

PTA License in good standing with State of Oregon

Valid Driver’s License

Preferred:  Strong manual therapy skills and expertise in general orthopedics OR strong physical therapy skills for the neurologically impaired patient population.  Experience treating chronic pain.

For more information, contact:

Shae Voigt, Human Resources Coordinator
(541) 575-3820  |