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Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
This survey is designed to give information to Missouri Western State University concerning the strengths and weaknesses of the PTA Program. Your input will help us make the program better suited to meet the needs of future Physical Therapist Assistants. All individual information will be kept confidential, and will be used in a compiled form only.
Are you currently employed as a PTA?
IF YOU ANSWERED "YES" TO THE ABOVE QUESTION, SKIP NEXT THREE QUESTIONS.
If not, then why?
can't find a job as PTA
can't find a job in preferred setting
going to school
working in the home
working in another field
taking a break
Have you ever woked as a PTA
Have you participated in any of the following?
continuing education courses in PT field
reading of PT journals/PT study groups
continued learning in another field
IF YOU ARE
CURRENTLY WORKING IN PHYSICAL THERAPY, PLEASE STOP HERE AND SUBMIT SURVEY.
Which best describes your primary current work setting
long term care
Which best describes your current employment status on the average?
more than 30 hours per week
30 hours or less per week
on call or prn
Which best describes your current hourly rate?
under $14.99 per hour
$15.00 - $17.99 per hour
$18.00 - $19.99 per hour
$20.00 - $22.99 per hour
$23.00 - $26.99 per hour
over $27.00 per hour
In what city and state do you primarly work?
Are you practicing in a rural setting?
Which best describes the majority of your patients? (check only one)
infant (0-5 years)
children (6-15 years)
adult (16-64 years)
geriatric (65+ years)
Which best describes the conditions you usually treat? (check all that apply)
Which best describes your supervisory situation?
work as a team with PT (share caseload)
work independent of on-site PT (own caseload)
work independent with off-site PT supervision
Which supervision ratio best describes your work situation
one PT to one PTA
one PT supervising two to three PTAs
one PT supervising four or more PTAs
several supervising PTs to one PTA
How would you describe your current level of job satisfaction?
In which professional activities have you participated in the last year? (check all that apply)
attended state or national PT conference
served on PT committies
attended PT association regional meetings
In which continuing education activities have you participated in the last year? (check all that apply)
reading of journals
List the continuing education courses that you attended in the last year.
In which community service activities have you participated in the last year?
volunteer in community organization
spoke to community groups
volunteer in church related functions
participated in Medicine at the Mall, etc.
volunteer in national organization (Special Olympics)
Approximately how many hours did you spend in continuing education and professional service last year?
How frequently do you participate in the following activities?
Write weekly/monthly summaries
Write daily treatment progress notes
Attend interdisciplinary team meetings
Attend family conferences
Give family instructions
Write discharge summaries (vs. plans)
Perform clerical duties
Supervise physical therapy aides
Perform housekeeping duties
Order equipment or supplies
Participate in initial evaluation
Does the facility in which you primarily work take students?
Have you been a clinical instructor (CI) for a student?
Are you a credentialed CI?
How well did your entry-level training at Missouri Western prepare you?
Did you belong to the APTA?
If not, why not?
If you could identify ONE thing that needs to be done to improve Missouri Western's PTA Program, what would that be?
Name of supervisor to complete the EMPLOYER SURVEY
Thank you for completing this survey! Your input is appreciated!
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