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Physical Therapy Assistant - Physical Therapy Department

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Job Information
Company: QuarterLine Consulting Services
Job Type Name: Physical Therapy Jobs
Date Updated: 2013-03-07
Job Number: 2013-3050
Job Title: Physical Therapy Assistant - Physical Therapy Department
Job Description: QuarterLine provides professional health care staffing services to military hospitals and health clinics across the United States. We are currently seeking a full-time Physical Therapy Assistant in support of the Physical Therapy Department at Naval Medical Center San Diego, California.

The duties include but are not limited to the following:

Provide a full range of physical therapy assistant services, including the services given below, as directed by the supervising physical therapist.
Carry out a program of corrective exercise and treatment for assigned patients, as directed by the head physical therapist. Under supervision, administer such treatment as exercise, gait training, massage, whirlpool, hot packs, diathermy, ultrasound, paraffin, ice packs and traction. Instruct patients on segments of the program including proper use of wheelchairs, crutches, braces, and prosthetic appliances and devices.
Administer traction to relieve neck and back pain, using intermittent and static traction equipment. Instruct, motivate, and assist patients to learn and improve functional activities, such as preambulation, transfer, ambulation, and daily-living activities.
Observe patients during treatments and compile and evaluate data on patients' responses to treatments and progress and report orally or in writing to the physical therapist.
Fit patients for, adjust, and train patients in the use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs.
Confer with members of the physical therapy staff and other health team members, individually and in conference, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs. Coordinate with other departments and the clinic staff to provide complete care to patients. Act as a liaison with nursing, medical staff, and other therapists to facilitate problem solving and coordination of services. Act as educational resource.
Provide orientation, clinical direction and instruction to new physical therapy assistants and physical therapy aides.
Perform clerical duties, such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, filling out forms, scheduling patients, and staffing the reception area. Maintain and care for department equipment and supplies and storage. Maintain department records and files in accordance with facility policies. Perform coding of patient encounters and workload.
Measure patient's range-of-joint motion, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of specific treatments or to assist physical therapist to compile data for patient evaluations.
Monitor treatments administered by physical therapy aides.

The Physical Therapy Assistant will generally work between the hours of 6:00 am and 8:00 pm Sunday through Saturday for either an 8 or 10 hour period – OR – a 9 hour shift period Monday through Thursday and a 4 hour shift on Friday. PTA’s are anticipated to work an 8-10 hour weekend shift (Saturday and/or Sunday) up to six times per year.

Experience: Possess a minimum of 2 years experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant within the preceding 3 years in a clinical setting of similar size and complexity.

Licensure: Possess and maintain a current, unrestricted license as a Physical Therapy Assistant.

Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) is located in San Diego, California and provides care to approximately 100,000 enrolled beneficiaries. Located in the southeast corner of Balboa Park, NMCSD is a 277-bed multi-speciality and ambulatory complex with ten clinics open to family members and six active duty clinics. The medical center has been recognized as an amputee center of excellence and has received national acclaim for many of its clinical and research programs. San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and the second largest city in California. Located close to sandy beaches, major attractions and having great weather all year round, San Diego is a great place to be. The Glasslamp Quarter is known to be Southern California’s premier dining, shopping, and entertainment district. Other attractions are SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, as well as the QUALCOMM Stadium that accommodates a variety of events from major league sports to concerts.

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City: San Diego
State: California
Job Details
Degree Required: Certification Program
Position Type: Full-Time
Experience Required: 3-5 Years
Specialty: Physical Therapist Assistant Jobs
Accept Visa Candidates: No
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