Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant – PTA

Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant – PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant



POSITION TYPE: Physical Therapy Assistant

SETTING: Outpatient

LOCATION: Modesto, CA

SHIFT: Days

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent


Job Description:

A Physical Therapy Assistant, supports Physical Therapists in helping patients who are recovering from injuries, management of pain and restore their mobility.


Responsibilities:

  • Counsel patients and their families on what to do following treatment.
  • Observe the patients they are working with before, during and after therapy and report notes to the Physical Therapist.
  • Assign specific exercises for the patient and help the patients do these exercises.
  • Use devices, such as walkers, and other equipment to help patients regain movement and reduce pain.
  • Use a variety of techniques, including stretching exercises and massage, to treat patients.
  • Assist patients when moving to and from the therapy area.
  • Observe patients before, during and after undergoing therapy sessions and take consistent notes of their progress and health status for the Physical Therapist to review.
  • Complete clerical duties like scheduling appointments, answering phone calls, emails and sanitizing the therapy rooms after sessions.


Job Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Direct Deposit
  • 401K
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Excellent room for growth and advancement



Requirements:

  • Associate degree in a Physical Therapy Assistant program (PTA) required.
  • PTA Certification required.
  • New grads welcome but one (1) year experience preferred.
  • CPR Certification required.
  • Ability to lift patients and help them move.
  • Ability to read and execute detailed instructions.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Compassion and empathy.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Solid knowledge of anatomy.
  • Knowledge of PT stretches and exercises.






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