The Physical Therapy assistant provides treatment under the direction of a Physical Therapist for patients with neurological, orthopedic and medical and surgical disabilities or injuries in the Acute Hospital. Patient length of stay is 2-3 days. The PT department is very fast paced with a high turnover of patients. The Physical Therapist Assistant is responsible for completion all documentation to meet regulatory and financial requirements. Provides cooperative and courteous services to internal and external customers as part of Sharp HealthCare's commitment to customer satisfaction and the Sharp Experience.
Sharp Healthcare offers the most comprehensive continuum of rehabilitative care throughout San Diego County. Services are provided in the acute hospital, In-patient Rehabilitation Unit, Transitional Care Unit, and Outpatient Therapy. Sharp HealthCare offers an excellent benefits package including health and dental coverage, two retirement plans, and reimbursement for professional education.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 542 beds. The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women’s health. In addition, the hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices. This designation is the “gold standard” for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, CA, San Diego County
8 hour shifts; per diem position to work day shift hours; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; no weekends
Required Skills and Qualifications
- CA Physical Therapist Assistant licensure
- Valid BLS for HealthCare Providers by the American Heart Association
- Knowledge of Physical Therapy treatment methods
- Ability to direct work of aides and/or student interns
- Excellent communication skills, problem-solving abilities, self-motivated and attentive to details
- Skill to keep neat, accurate and concise records
- Must work well within a team oriented environment
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
- Completion of two (2) year Associates degree in PTA Program
- Experience in an Acute Care Physical Therapy
- Computer skills; ability to use electronic medical record
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.