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Question 11 of 34 for our Physical Therapist Mock Interview

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Question 11 of 34

In what capacity have you worked with PT Assistants? What role do you feel they play in the rehabilitation of a patient?

How to Answer

Working closely with your PT Assistants is an important part of your job. Your interviewer will be looking to assess how you effectively communicate and work as a team with your assistants. They also will try and assess how you manage your assistants and the work that they perform. Talk about great working relationships you've had with your assistants and possibly talk about a coaching situation you had to do with one of your assistants.

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    In what capacity have you worked with PT Assistants? What role do you feel they play in the rehabilitation of a patient?

      How to Answer

      Working closely with your PT Assistants is an important part of your job. Your interviewer will be looking to assess how you effectively communicate and work as a team with your assistants. They also will try and assess how you manage your assistants and the work that they perform. Talk about great working relationships you've had with your assistants and possibly talk about a coaching situation you had to do with one of your assistants.

      Written by Heather Douglass

      1st Answer Example

      "With my current employer, I work one on one with a specific assistant throughout my workday. When our team switched to a one on one model, my assistant and I had a learning curve to be able to work effectively from each other. Being his direct leader, we held regular meetings to discuss our workflow as we moved forward together and this helped significantly. Now, we work as a cohesive team for each of the patients that we work with on a daily basis."

      Written by Heather Douglass

      Entry Level

      "As a new graduate, I was fortunate enough to experience hands on PT experience during my internship. Here, I was able to work with a number of PT assistants that spanned a wide range of experience levels. I was able to see the wide range of duties that PT assistants perform and was amazed at how much work they do to assist rehabilitating patients. I know that moving into my first job that I will be able to work well with my assistants to foster a great team atmosphere."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 30th, -0001

      Experienced

      "In my current position, I work with a variety of assistants as most are employed on a part time basis. I have also worked in a clinic on a one on one basis with an assistant. In my current role, it is important for me to work closely with my assistants in educating them on my procedures and expectations for us to have a great working relationship. I keep the lines of communication open and meet regularly one on one with them. Their importance in the treatment of our patients is critical."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 30th, -0001

      Community Answer

      "PT assistants have many important duties such as preparing a patient for therapy session, observing the patients before, during and after the session, taking notes and giving reports to the PT' s, they are responsible for setting up and for the maintenance of the equipment, and also they do clerical tasks like answering the phone and scheduling patients, etc. So it is essential that there must be an effective level communication between PT's and PT's assistants in order to serve the patients in the best possible way according to their personalized needs."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Excellent! You show a full understanding of the role of a PT and how they help you in your job.

      "PT Assistants have many important duties such as preparing a patient for a therapy session, observing the patients before, during, and after the session, taking notes, and giving reports to the PTs. They are responsible for setting up and for the maintenance of the equipment. They also perform clerical tasks like answering the phone and scheduling patients. There must be an effective level of communication between PTs and PTs Assistants to serve the patients in the best possible way."