UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Physical Therapy Tech

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/24/2018 11:02 AM)
7200 Physical Therapy
1st, Days
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Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

  • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
  • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


1.    Prepares, maintains, and cleans treatment areas and equipment  includes but is not limited to:

  • Maintains a clean and organized working environment.
  • Empties trash and dirty linen.
  • Makes sure treatment areas are properly stocked with supplies.
  • Follows established procedures for care and cleaning of equipment.

2.    Assists therapists with patient treatment includes but is not limited to:

  • Transports patients to physical therapy/pool for treatment.
  • Assists patients as necessary prior, during and at the conclusion of treatment.
  • Assists patient in the safe practice of activities related to the development of strength and endurance.
  • Performs treatment procedures predetermined for each patient by the physical therapist and under the direct supervision of that therapist.
  • Assists therapists with gait, balance, transfer training of difficult and/or heavy care patients.

3.    Provides general support to the department includes but is not limited to:

  • Transports records, equipment, and supplies.
  • Performs assigned general office procedures.
  • Places daily physical therapy notes on patient charts.
  • Maintains and cleans support areas.


Education Background

  • High school education or GED equivalent.

Licensure, Registration, Certification 

  • None required.

Special Training/Skills 

  • Able to interact effectively with the public.  Demonstrates knowledge of proper body mechanics and lifting techniques.  Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on assigned unit/department.

Work Experience 

  • Work experience in a physical therapy department or related health care field preferred.

Physical Abilities

  • Ability to transfer and transport patients safely using proper body mechanics. 
  • May ambulate as much as four miles/day.

Physical Demand Level:  Heavy

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

Lift / Carry

50 to 100 pounds occasionally

25 to 50 pounds frequently

10 to 20 pounds constantly


As required, must be able to-

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

Push and Pull

Perform fine motor functions

Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.




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