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Physical Therapy Assistant - Acute Therapy

Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWhen the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's just one of the many reasons we've achieved our six-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of premier healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have everything you need to do something incredible-for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why we are #1 in California and eight years in a row on the "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll. -Make a Difference in Physical Therapy! -Days/Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 8 hr day shift position -As a full time Physical Therapy Assistant in acute setting at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, you will assist in treating patients utilizing therapy modalities and procedures according to the prescription of the physicians, and the treatment established by the Physical Therapist.What's this role all about?

  • Provides patient education appropriate for patient population.
  • Provides individualized, patient-centered care with respect to personal, cultural, spiritual beliefs and preferences; age-related cognitive and psychosocial needs; social support needs; gender, sexual orientation, and economic background.
  • Completes all required documentation in an accurate and thorough manner within the expected timeframes.
  • Identifies and facilitates patient discharge needs including documentation, communication with care team, and recommendation for follow-up services in conjunction with Physical Therapist.
  • Identifies safety concerns regarding patient population and institutes appropriate measures to provide a safe environment, including protection of self and others. Reviews identified risks and benefits of therapy and obtains consent from patient and/or caregiver.
  • Contributes ideas and suggestions to continuously improve processes, procedures, methods and productivity and utilizes quality principles for continuous performance improvement.
  • Participates in activities that promote professional identity within the clinical environment, the Cedars-Sinai environment and the community at large.
  • Participates in professional development through clinical education, formal mentoring programs, further development of clinical and professional competencies, involvement in research and scholarly work.
  • Participates in continuous learning and professional development and documents evidence.
    QualificationsEducational Requirements:
    • Assoc. Degree/College Diploma Completion of formal education / training from an accredited institution leading to or required for a Physical Therapy Assistant license.Licenses/Certifications:
      • Physical Therapist Assistant License (PTA) California State license
      • Basic Life Support by American Heart Association or American Red CrossExperience:
        • Work or exposure to acute care setting is highly preferred.Physical Demands:
          • Lifting, standing, walking, sitting, carrying, pushing, pulling
          • The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
            Req ID : 1136
            Working Title : Physical Therapy Assistant - Acute Therapy
            Department : Physical Therapy IP
            Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
            Job Category : Therapy / Rehab
            Job Specialty : Physical Therapy
            Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT
            Primary Shift : Day
            Shift Duration : 8 hour
            Base Pay : $31.98 - $49.57

Keywords: CEDARS-SINAI, Los Angeles , Physical Therapy Assistant - Acute Therapy, Healthcare , Los Angeles, California

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