Physical Therapy Assistant - CA

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


We are seeking a dedicated Physical Therapy Assistant to join our California (Los Angeles are) team. As a PTA in CA, you can work alongside our talented clinicians and with our children and families to make a lasting difference. View these exciting jobs and come join our team!

Achieve Beyond Pediatric Therapy and Autism Services believes that early intervention and preschool/school-aged services make a difference. Achieve Beyond provides pediatric therapy services to children and students ages 0-21, aiding each child to reach their full potential through education, therapy, and family support services in over 30 different languages. Achieve Beyond provides services throughout New York including all the 5 boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley Region. We also provide services throughout the United States in many other locations such as CA, VA, NJ, CT, and MD. We offer initial screenings, parent or school consultations and comprehensive evaluations. Our professional and licensed staff is committed to serving special needs children with physical and developmental disabilities/delays. Services are provided in home, clinic, or community environments.

We are always seeking dedicated clinicians to join our growing team! Our jobs are rewarding and we truly believe that each clinician makes a difference. Please view our current job opportunities and apply here!

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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