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Wexford Health has developed and implemented physical therapy programs for secure populations of all types, at all security classifications and with a variety of acuity levels.

Physical Therapist Assistant Job

Job Number: 75153979871

Location: Pickneyville, IL

Date Posted: 1-16-2017

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a per diem Physical Therapy Assistant to join our team of healthcare professionals at Pinckneyville Correctional Center in Pinckneyville, IL.


Under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, the Physical Therapy Assistant is responsible for provision and documentation of individual physical therapy treatment as outlined by the evaluating physical therapist. Deviation from original treatment plans can only be done after consulting the physical therapist.


  1. Provide treatments and procedures defined by the physical therapist and within his/her education and demonstrated competencies.
  2. Document offender encounters, offender response, effectiveness, complications and progress
  3. Document and maintain appropriate in-house documentation requirements
  4. Ensure cleanliness and order of the physical therapy room. Communicate to supervisor equipment in need of repair and supplies needed, as well as deficiencies within the unit.
  5. Respect dignity and confidentially of offenders.
  6. Assist physical therapist, physician and nursing staff as assigned.
  7. Maintain confidentiality of inmate records.
  8. Approach changes in a positive manner. Make suggestions for improving work conditions to the Medical Director
  9. Accept constructive criticism in stressful situations.
  10. Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned.
  11. Conform to Wexford Health Sources, Inc. and facility regulations as appropriate, to include but not limited to:
  • Dress Code
  • Schedule/time sheets
  • Safety and security regulations 
  • Procedures for sick leave/vacation time/education seminars

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.


Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.  Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.


The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.

LICENSING: Currently licensed as a Physical Therapy Assistant

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification

EDUCATION: Graduate from an certified physical therapy assistant program


  • Two (2) year post degree clinical experience
  • Correctional experience



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