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Physical Therapist Assistant

OSS Physical & Hand Therapy
Burbank, CA
From $75,000 a year - Full-time


Burbank, CA

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Are you ready to be part of something cutting-edge and truly inspiring? Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists (OSS) Physical and Hand Therapy is seeking a passionate and driven individual to join our multidisciplinary team of musculoskeletal experts. We pride ourselves on delivering state-of-the-art patient care, and we're constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible to improve the lives of our patients.

As part of our team, you'll work closely with physicians and advanced practitioners to coordinate care and provide unparalleled patient experiences. Our practice includes a range of specialties, from Hand Surgeons to Spine Surgeons, Foot & Ankle Surgeons/Podiatrists, Sports Medicine Surgeons, Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeons, and Pain Management Specialists. Our goal is to provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care to the community and improve access and outcomes for our patients.

With same-day appointments, advanced diagnostic imaging modalities, and customized treatment plans, we're dedicated to providing 1:1 patient care that truly makes a difference. And we're always looking for innovative ways to improve our patients' experiences and outcomes. We welcome new ideas and encourage collaboration, so you'll have the opportunity to contribute to our ongoing mission of delivering exceptional patient-centered care.

But that's not all. At OSS, we also care deeply about our employees' growth, work-life balance, and overall well-being. We're committed to creating a supportive and inspiring work environment where you can thrive both professionally and personally.

If you're ready to join a dynamic and forward-thinking team that's truly making a difference in the world, we invite you to become part of the OSS family. Your skills, passion, and dedication to patient-centered care are exactly what we're looking for.

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About the Role:

As a Physical Therapy Assistant at OSS's Burbank location, you will work with patients in an outpatient setting who have a variety of orthopedic/musculoskeletal pathologies. Treat, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, restore and/or improve function, increase strength, home exercise program education, and treat disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury. Excellent communication and motivational skills are needed to help patients overcome their impairments and functional limitations. Direct communication is readily available with the Physical Therapists and Surgeons.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited PTA school
  • Orthopedics outpatient experience is highly desirable
  • New grads welcome

Skills Required:

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (You have received a booster OR completed your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna within the last 6 months OR completed the first dose of J&J within the last 2 months.)
  • Sound critical reasoning skills
  • Thorough knowledge of physical therapy principles and practices
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as time management skills
  • Working knowledge of computer programs – email, excel, google docs, etc
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team environment

Reports to:

  • Physical Therapy Supervisor and Vice President of Operations
  • The Therapy Administrator, Board of Directors, and OSS Medical Professionals have indirect oversight as well

Job Duties:

  • Implement Physical Therapy treatment programs based on each patient's particular needs.
  • Assist patients with all phases of physical therapy treatment and techniques to include: exercise instruction, manual therapy techniques, patient education, modalities, activities of daily living
  • Document treatments rendered on billing sheets and in appropriate patient charts.
  • Record patient conditions and responses to treatments in charts after each visit.
  • Prepare patient care/progress notes and other required forms as requested.
  • Consult with referring Physicians regarding patient diagnosis, and communicate changes via progress notes.
  • Operate and apply knowledge of standard physical therapy.
  • Compose discharge notes for patients.
  • Attend continuing educational courses to obtain advanced clinical skills.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Physical Therapy Assistant roles and continuing trends in the industry.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Complete required forms and documentation in accordance with company policy and state/federal regulations
  • Provide clinical support and instruct patients, families, and caregivers

Work Environment:

  • Work area is temperate
  • Well lit
  • Burbank: Single floor, office is located on the 2nd floor. Elevator and stairs are available
  • Glendale: single story building
  • Moderate noise level including music, voices, printers, and ringing phones
  • Walking surfaces are low nap carpet in exam rooms, and manufactured flooring
  • Driving to scheduled team meetings at OSS locations is required, Glendale or Burbank clinics

Physical Requirements:

  • Walking distances are occasional and no greater than 50 yards, unless walking to or from the parking garage
  • Minimum phone usage; moderate computer usage
  • Requires frequent lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted, including assisting patients when required.
  • Adequate physical ability including sufficient manual dexterity to perform the requisite health care service.
  • Requires frequent bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Orthopedics


  • 10 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Burbank, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Orthopedic outpatient: 1 year (Required)


  • Physical Therapy Assistant License for CA (Required)

Work Location: In person