Physical Therapy Assistant
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland - Oakland, CA

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Job Summary:
The purpose of this position is to provide planning and implementation of physical therapy services for individual patients to facilitate the rehabilitation of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and neurologic impairments: to restore function and prevent disability following injury or disease: to provide services under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist: to provide supervision to physical therapy aides, physical therapy assistant students and interns. As an athletic trainer, the position will provide health and wellness education, strength and conditioning, exercise training for athletes.

Position Requirements:
Certificate or degree from a physical therapy assistant program

License Required:
California PTA Licensed. Certificate or degree in athletic training- ATC, preferred. BLS required.

6-12 months of Sports Medicine / Youth Sports Training experience preferred.

Knowledge, skills & Abilities:
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interact successfully with management, physicians, staff, patients and visitors. Ability to prioritize assignments. Good physical condition including ability to demonstrate exercises using machines and floor programs. Moderate walking / standing.Excellent organizational skills. Have the ability to work as part of a team. Experience with individual and group training programs.

Physical Requirements:
Sit: Up to 3 hours/day

Stand/Walk: 6-8 hours

Bend/Stoop: Up to 3 hours

Reach: Up to 6 hours

Rep Use of UE/Grasp: Up to 6 hrs

Lift/Push/Pull: 25 lbs, over 25#with assistance or equipment

This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.