Physical Therapy Aide
Sutter Health - San Francisco, CA

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The Physical Therapy Aide works under the supervision of a Physical Therapist (PT) and assist them with daily duties, as well as help the Rehabilitation staff with daily activities.


Knowledge of

: Anatomy and rehabilitation.

Ability to

: Communicate with patients and family members; deveop and maintain collaborative relationships with co-worksers. Must be capable of utilizing physical therapy equipment. Incumbent must be able to carry out maximum assist transfers with patients independently and safely. The incumbent must be able to do heavy work. For example, may require exerting a force of up to 100 lbs. occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly in moving objects or materials. Ability to lift 200+ lbs. as part of a team utilizing appropriate equipment. Frequent bending, stooping, lifting, and standing for extended periods of time. Stocking and ordering of supplies as needed by the clinic or as directed by the PT. Cleaning of tables, equipment, and soiled linens. Able to safely use ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cold packs, and hot packs. Able to instruct on simple therapeutic exercise. Able to maintain a medical chart and file appropriately. Answer the phone in a professional manner. Schedule a patient. Check insurance authorization. Fax notes and documents as requested. Special projects.

Experience and Education

: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • One year of Outpatient experience preferred. Prior work with the public is preferred. Personal trainer or Pilates knowledge a plus.

  • Qualified candidates must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent. (prefer undergraduate degree in Kinesiology). Interest in physical therapy or medical related field. CPR certified. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Primary Location


California-San Francisco North Bay-Novato

Other Locations


California-San Francisco North Bay-San Rafael, California-San Francisco North Bay-Novato



Novato Community Hospital

Employee Status



Accepted Applications


All Candidate Applications Accepted




Position Status






Job Shift



Shift Hours


8 Hour Shift



Per Diem

Hours Per 2wk Pay Period



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