Under the general direction of a physical therapist, the physical therapy assistant will treat individuals with a variety of mobility, motor control and musculoskeletal disorders.
- Communicates with supervising Physical Therapist, Case Managers, Scheduling staff and referring providers in a timely and appropriate manner.
- Completes all required documentation accurately, timely, and thoroughly in accordance with department standards and to comply with patients' insurance requirements.
- Evaluates results of physical therapy by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending adjustments and modifications to supervising Physical Therapist as needed.
- Meets the patient's goals and needs, helping patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities; promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level and interest.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Provides treatment to assigned patients as appropriate in accordance with established standards of care and practice. Adhere to treatment plan and works within scope of practice at all times.
- 1 year of experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant required; experience in outpatient clinic preferred.
- CPR for healthcare workers.
- Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program.
- Physical Therapist Assistant licensure from the state of California.
- Ability to determine expected outcomes throughout the continuum of therapeutic intervention.
- Ability to participate collaboratively with multi-disciplinary care team.
- Ability to work effectively with patients from diverse social, cultural, and economic groups.
- Able to maintain good working relationships with employees, coworkers, and departments.
- Basic computer literacy required to comply with department needs and expectations (i.e., electronic medical record documentation, obtaining background information and reports on patients, following up on appts, etc).
- Demonstrated ability to follow existing treatment plans and communicate clearly and effectively with patient care team.
- Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, time-management skills, and strong motivation to meet deadlines and achieve goals.
- English-Spanish bilingual preferred.
- Knowledge of appropriate treatment strategies for patients in outpatient rehabilitation settings.
- Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with patients and family members who speak English as a second language.
Family Health Centers of San Diego - 10 months ago