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Physical Therapist Assistant, Acute PT, SMH

Job ID: 107250 Date posted: January 15, 2021

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Acute PT
  • Physical Therapy Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time


The Physical Therapy Assistant works 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.
Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center provides 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 technologySharp 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
This position is located at Sharp Memorial – Acute Physical Therapy Department at Sharp Memorial Hospital in the community of Serra Mesa, San Diego County
10 hour shifts; Full-time position to work Day Shift hours; 7:30 am > 6:00 pm; weekends as needed
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • California Physical Therapy Assistant License
  • CA Physical Therapist Assistant license
  • Valid BLS certificate for Healthcare Providers by the American Heart Association
  • Excellent communication skills, problem-solving abilities, self-motivated, attentive to details
  • Must works well within a team oriented work environment
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • One to three years of Physical Therapist Assistant experience
  • Completion of a two year Associates degree in a Physical Assistant Program
  • Experienced in Acute Physical Therapy Department
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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