Physical Therapy Assistant
Sharp Memorial Hospital - San Diego, CA

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Type

  • Full Time

    Shift
    Days

    Location:
    This position is located at Sharp Memorial – Acute Physical Therapy Department in Serra Mesa.

    Hours
    8-hour shift, including weekends.

    Qualifications:
    • Completion of two (2) year Associates degree in PTA Program
    • California Physical Therapy Assistant License required
    • Experienced in Acute Physical Therapy Department preferred
    • Excellent communication skills, problem-solving abilities, self-motivated, attentive to details
    • Must works well with a team required

    Summary:
    Under the direction of a physical therapist, provides physical therapy care to patients with impaired functional mobility as a result of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and/or cardiopulmonary involvement or injury.

    For more than 50 years, Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center has provided comprehensive rehabilitation services throughout San Diego County, such as inpatient rehabilitation following catastrophic strokes, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries; outpatient rehabilitation for neurological concerns, sprains, strains and injuries; and specialty therapy services for problems related to balance, speech, lymphedema and chronic pain. Our rehabilitation team has witnessed first-hand the triumphs that people achieve in the face of adversity. Their courage reinforces the passion we feel for the work we do, and drives us to provide the best outcomes for our patients.

    The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center with a special designation for the rehabilitation of patients with brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and general rehabilitation designations.

    Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds. Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and is home to San Diego’s largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.

    Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.

    Essential Physical Requirements may include:
    • Sitting
    • Walking
    • Standing
    • Twisting (trunk)
    • Twisting (neck)
    • Bending (waist)
    • Flexing/Extending (neck)
    • Gripping/Grasping
    • Fine Manipulation / Pinching
    • Reaching below shoulder level
    • Reaching above shoulder level
    • Kneeling
    • Squatting
    • Bed mobilization (scooting / rolling)
    • Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)
    • Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer
    • Car transfers
    • Lifting up to 50 pounds
    • Push/Pull over 100 pounds
    • Carrying up to 25 pounds

    Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

    Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/D/V).

    Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment back ground checks before starting work.
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