Job Details

  • Title

    Physical Therapist Assistant – Rehabilitation Services (DHOC)

  • Category

    Therapists

  • Department

    Physical Therapy DHOC

  • Schedule

    Full Time

  • Shift

    Day

  • Location

    Eisenhower Medical Center
    Rancho Mirage, CA




  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.



    • Hospital based physical therapist assistant position providing patient care to patients with a wide variety of diagnoses including musculoskeletal, orthopedic, neurological, vestibular/balance, and many others. Work areas include acute care, the acute rehabilitation unit, and outpatient areas both on the main EMC campus and off-site clinics. Opportunities to participate in specialized programs including Orthopedic Wellness/Joint Replacement, Stroke Rehab/Neuroscience, Balance/Vestibular Rehab, Pelvic Health/Incontinence, Orthopedic/Sports, Pediatrics, Cancer Rehabilitation, and Lymphedema Management. Responsibilities include providing treatment, and documenting in a highly digital environment working in a team with Physical Therapists, support staff, our referring physicians, and other members of the health care team. Assumes the role of Clinical Instructor for therapy students from over 50 university therapy programs across the country. A four day work week/10 hour shift is available. Opportunities to participate in programs to enhance the quality of patient care and department functions including a clinical ladder, continuing education allowance, on-site seminars, clinical in-service participation, new employee mentor program, professional dues reimbursement, community screening and presentations, and support for new program/specialization certifications. Tuition assistance is available for advancing degrees in the rehabilitation field. Is responsible for 100% patient care and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Reports to



    • Physical Therapy Supervisor/Rehabilitation Services Director


  • Supervises



    • N/A


  • Ages of Patients



    • Pediatric


    • Adolescent


    • Adult


    • Geriatric


  • Blood Borne Pathogens



    • Moderate Potential


  • Qualifications



    • Education



      • Required: N/A


      • Preferred: Graduate of accredited PTA school or education meeting requirements for challenging California State Board Exam preferred.


    • Licensure/Certification



      • Required: Approval from PT Board of the State of California or eligible and American Heart Association BLS


      • Preferred: N/A


    • Experience



      • Required: Work experience to meet state board requirement for licensure.


      • Preferred: N/A


  • Essential Responsibilities



    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.


    • Provides effective therapy treatments based on age specific, cultural, and rehabilitative needs and in compliance of hospital licensing and accreditation standards and in compliance with the Physical Therapy Practice Act.


    • Provides thorough, timely, legible, and consistent patient care documentation.


    • Individual productivity meets department standards.Provides effective education and mentoring for student interns as assigned.


    • Utilizes all resources to assist with patient flow as applicable (prints forms, schedules patients, etc.).


    • Participates in special department programs.


    • Facilitates interdisciplinary communication and coordination to maximize patient outcomes.

    • Responds positively, appropriately, and in a timely fashion to all communications including patients, co-workers, supervisors, other departments, physicians, etc.Performs other duties as assigned.

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