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Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant IILocation: San Jose, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 809416 Date posted: 07/12/2019
- Administers active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and heat, sound, water, and electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and hot and cold packs. Administers traction to relieve neck and back pain. Fits patients for, adjusts, and trains patients in use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. Instructs, motivates, and assists patients to learn and improve functional activities such as preambulation, transfer, ambulation, and daily living activities.
- Observes patients during treatments and compiles and evaluates data on patients' responses to treatments and progress and reports orally or in writing to Physical Therapist. Confers with members of physical therapy staff and other health team members, individually and in conference, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs. Measures patient's range-of-joint motion, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of specific treatments or to assist Physical Therapist to compile data for patient evaluations. Orients new Physical Therapist Assistants and directs and gives instructions to Physical Therapy Aides, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Physical Therapist Students.
- Performs clerical duties such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, and filling out forms. This job motivates and provides work direction to other employees, but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline. Consistently supports the precepts of Corporate Compliance and Principles of Responsibility by maintaining confidentiality, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with integrity, reporting observed fraud and abuse and complying with applicable state, federal and local laws and program policies and procedures.
- Minimum of (2) years or more experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- BLS required.
- Physical Therapist Assistant Certification in the State of California.
- Ability to perform routine and complex therapy as determined by the Employer, working under the supervision of a California Licensed Physical therapist.
- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
- Ability to write simple correspondence.
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization.
- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
- Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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In an effort to increase our collective knowledge and deliver higher-quality, more informed care, we encourage dialogue and collaboration across the care delivery spectrum. Our rehab department includes professionals in audiology, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and much more.
In addition to inpatient and outpatient opportunities, we also offer home health opportunities, affording you the chance to improve patient outcomes in the home care setting. With outstanding educational opportunities and modern equipment and technology, you'll actively participate in your patients' journey to wellness while continually elevating your own expertise.
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Apr 17, 2019
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