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Physical Therapist Assistant, Acute PT, SCVMC

Job ID: 94243 Date posted: March 02, 2019

  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Ctr
  • Acute PT
  • Physical Therapy Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time

Responsibilities

Summary

The Physical Therapy Assistant works under the direction of a physical therapist, providing physical therapy care to patients with impaired functional mobility as a result of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and or cardiopulmonary involvement or injury.

Sharp Chula Vista's Rehabilitation Services department is committed to offering quality services that advance healing, minimize disability and enhance quality of life.  Highly-trained therapists' have specialties that include balance and vestibular therapy, chronic pain and lymphedema therapy.  We see a good mix of diagnoses including Ortho, Neuro and general medical patients in the Acute Care Hospital.  In addition, our rehab team provides treatment to patients at the adjacent Skilled Nursing Unit (Birch Patrick).  We also have a busy Out-Patient/Sports Medicine clinic across the street from the hospital.  In servicing an ethnically diverse patient population, we have therapists and support staff that speak English, Spanish and Tagalog.  Department staff have a strong work ethic, a passion for service quality and patient satisfaction, and take great pride in being one of the most productive and efficient departments in the Sharp Chula Vista Hospital.

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center has been providing health care to San Diego's South Bay community for more than 70 years.  Now we are on a journey to go beyond, building a next-generation hospital in our binational region. The new hospital tower at Sharp Chula Vista will combine clinical excellence with thoughtful consideration to provide the best level of care to the community we're privileged to serve. Scheduled to open in 2019, the new Hospital Tower at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center will be the first new Sharp hospital in San Diego’s South Bay in more than 40 years. The tower will include seven stories, a 197,000-square-foot hospital.

As part of Planetree designation, the new hospital will include:

  • All-private patient rooms designed with safety and privacy as priorities, including 10 intensive-care suites
  • 6 operating rooms (including 1 hybrid Operating Room)
  • Redesigned main entrance and lobby
  • Rooftop café with indoor/outdoor dining with panoramic ocean views
  • Additional space for support services including a pharmacy and kitchen

On the main floors, patients will receive quality care in large, private rooms; a new-intensive care unit will feature high-tech suites for lifesaving care. In our spacious, new operating rooms, surgeons will perform cutting-edge procedures for cardiology, radiology and more.  A versatile hybrid operating room will be able to shift quickly from a catheterization procedure to surgery.  Located at the top of the hospital will be an indoor/outdoor café will feature panoramic views, from the ocean to the mountains.

Location

This position is located in Chula Vista, CA in San Diego County

 
Hours

8 hour shifts; Full-time position to work 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; will work Thursday thru Monday; Days Off will be Tuesday and Wednesday.

 
Required Skills and Qualifications
 
  • Current California Physical Therapy Assistant license
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Excellent communication skills and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team oriented environment
 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
 
  • Completion of a two year Associates Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant
  • One or more years of Physical Therapy Assistant experience working in Acute Care Hospital/Skilled Nursing setting
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
 

Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

 

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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