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Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: Interstate Rehab
Location: Palmdale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Looking for a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with a Certified Athletic Training to work at our Outpatient Facility in Palmdale. It is the goal of the Rehabilitation Department to return the patient to their prior functional status through specialized inpatient rehabilitation. Must have at least one year of experience working Outpatient.

Physical Therapy Assistant Job Duties:

  • Contributes to physical therapist's effectiveness by identifying patient care issues; providing information and commentary; recommending options and courses of action; implementing physical therapy directives.
  • Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying therapy histories.
  • Assesses abnormal conditions by reviewing physical therapist's interpretations of patient evaluations and test results.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Performs therapeutic procedures by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities; and in using supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
  • Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; promoting wellness and health maintenance.
  • Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Maintains production objectives by noting current treatment trends; monitoring actual physical therapy services rendered to production objectives.
  • Maintains legal and accreditation compliance

Physical Therapy Assistant Skills and Qualifications: Physiological Knowledge, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Motivating Others, Organization, Bedside Manner, Patient Services, Health Care Administration, Documentation Skills, Listening, Verbal Communication

Our interdisciplinary team provides a wide range of care, including:

  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Brain trauma rehabilitation
  • Brain injury rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation


- Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy school

- Current and valid Physical Therapy Assistant License

- CPR certified

- Aspire to be a highly regarded clinician

In the healthcare setting, communication among the interdisciplinary team is a key element in successful patient outcomes. This especially holds true in the Rehabilitation Department, where a well-organized and coordinated team of inter-professional healthcare members collaborate, including physical therapists, occupational and speech therapists, nurses (24 hours), unit director, medical director (a physiatrist) and pain management specialist.

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Commiserate with experience.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Dental, Vision, Vacation, Sick Leave, Continued Education, Life Insurance, & 401k

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Keywords: Interstate Rehab, Palmdale , Physical Therapy Assistant, Other , Palmdale, California

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