Physical Therapy Assistant - CA

  Wage: TBD
  Department: Clinical
  Posted: September 16, 2015
  Location: California - Los Angeles County


Achieve Beyond provides pediatric therapy and educational services to children, students and families throughout the United States including the greater Los Angeles, California (CA) area, Virginia (VA) / Maryland (MD) / DC area, the greater Dallas, Texas (TX) area, Long Island / NYC / Hudson Valley, New York (NY) region, and the state of New Jersey (NJ). We offer coordination in initial evaluations, as well as follow-up sessions and provide services in the predominant language of the patients in both home and community settings. We have part-time as well as full-time positions available.

Locations:

Positions available throughout California - Los Angeles County

Job Functions:

  • Observe patients before and during therapy, noting their status and reporting to a physical therapist
  • Help patients do specific exercises
  • Use a variety of techniques, such as massage and stretching, to treat patients
  • Use devices and equipment, such as walkers, to help patients
  • Educate a patient and family members about what to do after treatment
  • Clean treatment areas and set up therapy equipment
  • Help patients move to or from a therapy area
  • Do clerical tasks, such as answering phones or helping patients with insurance paperwork
  • Under the direction and supervision of physical therapists, they give therapy through exercise; therapeutic methods, such as electrical stimulation, mechanical traction, and ultrasound; massage; and gait and balance training
  • Record patients’ responses to treatment and report the results of each treatment to the physical therapist

Requirements:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or has met the equivalency requirements, which include studies in anatomy and physiology
  • 1-2 years of experience working with children birth – 5 is preferred but open to train new graduates. Must be able to work with some degree of independence within established policies, procedures, and professional guidelines
  • National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam and/or California Physical Therapy Assistant Exam
  • Compensation depends on experience and will be discussed during the interview process

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