Physical Therapy Assistant
Family Health Centers of San Diego - California

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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.

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