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Overview

Modoc Medical Center is accepting applications for a Physical Therapy Assistant in the Physical Therapy Department. This is a full time position. It includes benefits and reports to the Director of Physical Therapy.

Wage Rate: $28.24 – $41.47/hour DOE (Dependent On Experience)

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Provides treatment as directed by the primary Physical Therapist and communicates immediately if the treatment plan might need to be changed.
  • Observes, evaluates and documents the effect of treatments. Communicates the effects verbally or through charting.
  • Maintains a treatment environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of healthcare related errors.
  • Interacts professionally with patients and families and includes them in the plan of care.
  • Works cooperatively with other staff creating a team approach to patient care.
  • Organizational ability and time management is demonstrated through effective patient scheduling and completion of patient charting, according to policy.
  • Communicates appropriately, respectfully, and clearly to physicians, directors, managers, and coworkers. Accepts direction as provided without questioning authority, within the chain of command.
  • Assists in ordering supplies and maintains adequate PAR levels.
  • Demonstrates safe and effective use of physical therapy modalities used at Modoc Medical Center including, but not limited to: spinal traction, ultra sound, electrical stimulation, infra-red light. And use of physical therapy procedures including, but not limited to: therapeutic exercise, soft tissue mobilization, gait training, neuromuscular re-education, orthotic/prosthetic training, taping.
  • Works within the guidelines of the California State Practice Act.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an APTA approved Physical Therapist Assistant Program and licensed by the State of California to provide PTA services. A PTA who has challenged the State Board examination and has been awarded state licensure may also be considered.
  • Experience in acute care, skilled nursing and out-patient physical therapy is preferred. A new graduate candidate may also be considered.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in performing physical therapy procedures and modalities and in assessing the effects of these.
  • CPR certification

For an application apply on-line at: www.modocmedicalcenter.org

MMC is an EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer).

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 28.24
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 41.47