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Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: Family Health Centers of San Diego
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

For nearly 50 years, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) has provided affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to all San Diegans. With more than 1,800 employees spread throughout 40 sites around the county, FHCSD is proud of the diversity of its staff as a reflection of the communities it serves.The reward of working at FHCSD is more than a paycheck and excellent benefits; it is the impact and contribution to the San Diego community that employees value most. If you are passionate about improving the overall health and livelihood of your community, FHCSD is looking for people like you.Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is looking for a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) who will work under the supervision of the Physical Therapist to provide treatment for patients with a variety of mobility, motor control and musculoskeletal disorders, according to the treatment plan developed by the Physical Therapist. As a PTA you have a passion for providing caring, high quality Physical Therapy to a diverse patient population, with a special commitment to the uninsured, low income, and the medically underserved. You thrive on the challenge of working in a fast-paced, team-based environment, knowing you are making a difference in yourcommunity every day.Responsibilities:

  • Actively monitors and manages own schedule. Confirms appointments and fills empty slots; keeps schedule full.
  • Completes all required documentation accurately, in a timely manner, and thoroughly in accordance with department standards; in addition, documentation complies with patients insurance requirements.
  • Evaluates results of physical therapy by observing, noting, and evaluating patients progress; recommending adjustments and modifications to supervising Physical Therapist as needed.
  • Meets the patients goals and needs, helping patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities; promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individuals physical capacity, intelligence level and interest.
  • Provides treatment to assigned patients as appropriate in accordance with established standards of care and practice. Adhere to treatment plan andworks within scope of practice at all times.
  • Works effectively as a member of the treatment team. Communicates with supervising Physical Therapist, Case Managers, Scheduling staff, and referring providers in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.Requirements:
    • Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program.
    • California State licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
    • Current American Heart Association healthcare provider CPR (BLS), or Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, or Advance Resuscitation Training.
    • 1 year of experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant required; experience in outpatient clinic preferred.
    • Meet organizational driver requirementsRewards:
      • Job type: Regular -Part Time (32 hrs/wk)
      • Competitive Salary with Excellent Benefits
      • Retirement Plan with Employer Match
      • Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave and Paid Holidays
      • Medical/Dental/Vision/FSA/LifeInsurance
      • Employee Discounts and Wellness ProgramsFHCSD was founded by community activists working towards a common goal: caring, affordable, high-quality medical care for all. We are proud to continue this mission today as we provide accessible services to over 210,000 patients across San Diego County. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to community medicine and providing culturally competent care to the medically underserved.

Keywords: Family Health Centers of San Diego, El Cajon , Physical Therapy Assistant, Other , El Cajon, California

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