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Physical Therapy Assistant

Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 75697 Date posted 08/30/2016
Requisition ID: 75697
  • Facility: Sharp Home Health
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: HH South Bay Purple
  • Category: Physical Therapy Jobs
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Shift Start: 8 AM
  • Shift End Time: 5 PM
This position is located Serra Mesa, San Diego County
Home Health – Purple Team – South Bay
8 hour shift; full-time position to work 8:00am - 5:00pm; weekend shifts as needed
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Completion of 2 year Associate Degree in an accredited PTA program
  • Current California Physical Therapist Assistant licensure
  • One year practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant in an acute care hospital setting
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Must be able to practice autonomously, utilize laptop for electronic record keeping and work with an interdisciplinary team of professionals
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • One year of recent home care experience
  • Knowledge of physical therapy treatment methodologies in a certified home health agency
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Under the direction of a physical therapist, the Physical Therapy Assistant provides physical therapy care to patients with impaired functional mobility as a result of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and/or cardiopulmonary involvement or injury to achieve maximum performance and optimum patient outcomes with Allscripts software. Acts as a primary resource in situations that relate to customer service and satisfaction. Shares and participates in fiscal, operational and performance improvement activities in agency.
Sharp Home Care coordinates an extensive array of cutting edge medical, nursing, rehabilitation, social and educational services to meet the unique needs of their clients. The Home Health Care Team consists of highly qualified professionals who provide for patient needs in the comfort of their home throughout San Diego County. All Sharp skilled professionals are registered, licensed or certified in their specific fields. Our team consists of nurses, therapists, social workers and health aides.
With a focus on maximizing recovery, independence and long-term wellness, Sharp Home Care provides diabetes care instruction, specialty nursing, rehabilitation and senior behavioral health services to individuals throughout San Diego County. Sharp Home Care is San Diego’s largest home care agency, licensed and certified since 1983. The agency is part of the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus, home to an array of comprehensive medical services and recipient of the 2007 prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for quality and organizational performance excellence.
Essential Physical Requirements may include
  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Twisting (trunk)
  • Twisting (neck)
  • Bending (waist)
  • Flexing/Extending (neck)
  • Gripping/Grasping
  • Fine Manipulation / Pinching
  • Reaching below shoulder level
  • Reaching above shoulder level
  • Kneeling
  • Squatting
  • Bed mobilization (scooting / rolling)
  • Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)
  • Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer
  • Car transfers
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Push/Pull over 100 pounds
  • Carrying up to 25 pounds
Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
Keywords: Physical Therapy Assistant, PT Asst, PT Assistant, PTA, Home Health, Home Care, Healthcare
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