Physical Therapy Assistant at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: Riverside, California

Job Description:
Description: Assists the Registered Physical Therapist in the execution of patient treatment care as established by the physical therapist. Assists with the training of other health care providers as directed.

Essential Functions:
  • Interprets and administers patient treatment care as established by the Registered Physical Therapist using modalities and therapeutic exercises.
  • Directs patients to treatment areas, assists patients in preparation for treatment by undressing and dressing and by removal of wound dressing, braces, splints and other limb support.
  • Observes and documents treatment patients given.
  • Reports any unusual patient reactions to Registered Physical Therapist.
  • Ensures cleanliness of assigned areas and proper functioning of patient care equipment by visual inspection and routine testing, reports any problems to Registered Physical Therapist.
  • Performs clerical and other related functions such as posting treatments given, completing CPR's filing patient progress sheets and answering phones.
  • Assists with the training of Physical Therapy Assistant Students, Physical Therapy Aides and other health care professionals, may assist Registered Physical Therapist with in-service training programs and patient care classes as required.
  • Assists in maintaining cleanliness, readiness and safe operation condition of treatment areas and modalities.
  • Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations with the public, patients, and other personnel.
  • Promotes, ensures, and improves customer service to internal/external customers by demonstrating skills which are consistent with the organization's philosophy of providing extraordinary customer relations and quality service.


    Basic Qualifications:
    Education
  • Graduate of an accredited PTA Program with an associate of science degree in PTA or Cal Exam. Co. or equivalent.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current CA PTA license.
  • CurrentBLS

    Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to support 200 plus pounds as needed, able to bend and stoop 20% of work day.
  • MANAGERS EXPECTATIONS:
  • Extraordinary customer relations and quality service are critical to out success. We seek candidates who can demonstrate these skills and are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to out health plan members.
  • Age Related Competencies:
  • Skills assessments and validations are utilized to endure that employees providing patient care to specific age groups (i.e. infants, adolescents, elderly, etc.) are proficient identifying the special needs and behaviors associated with a particular patient population.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • One (1) year full-time or equivalent part-time experience in both inpatient and outpatient setting preferred.

    Notes:
  • May need to travel to Moreno Valley to assist in hospital.
    Schedule to include rotating weekends, holidays and floating within the established seniority section..

    Primary Location: California,Riverside,Riverside Medical Center 10800 Magnolia Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: USWA - Local 7600 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Rehab Services Specialty: Physical / Occupational Therapy Department: Physical Therapy Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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