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Physical Therapist Assistant (Bay Area)

Company: VibrantCare Rehabilitation
Location: Castro Valley
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

*VibrantCare has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, Physical Therapist Assistants to join our teams in the Bay Area! (Oakland, San Ramon, Hayward, San Leandro, Livermore areas)*

*Full Time, Part Time, or PRN*

*New Grads are welcome! *

*Friendly, Cohesive team environment!*

*VibrantCare Rehab currently operates Outpatient Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy and Onsite Therapy facilities throughout Arizona, California, New Mexico, Alaska and Washington. And we are still growing!*

*We come together as one team with one vision to create positive experiences for our patients and each other by providing outstanding clinical care and excellent customer service in a positive and VIBRANT atmosphere. Consider joining our vision - to BE the BEST in Rehab! *

Job Summary:
Responsible for patient care under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist as mandated by State Practice Act. Possesses training and education which allows him/her to assist the Physical Therapist in carrying out prescribed treatment program.

Essential Functions:

- Understand applicable state Practice Act and adhere to the laws which govern how Physical Therapist Assistants may practice under the direction and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.

- Review the VibrantCare Clinical Operations Policies & Procedures Manual on a yearly basis and adhere to the policies and procedures set forth.

- Complete all Medicare compliance trainings as required by regulations and/or VibrantCare policies.

- Complete Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training on a yearly basis and adhere to standards set forth in OSHA standards and other governmental regulations.

- Clean and prepare treatment areas and equipment following OSHA guidelines.

- Carry out skilled treatment programs as directed by a licensed Physical Therapist.

- Communicate patient comments and activities to therapists clearly via verbal or written word.

- Document in charts using accepted medical terminology and format.

- Complete written documentation (daily notes, charge tickets, etc.) legibly, appropriately and in a timely fashion in order to meet facility, physician and payor deadlines.

- Maintain open and respectful communication with co-workers, physicians, patients, family members, third party payors and others at all times.

- Attend and/or participate in facility meetings as directed by Center Manager (may include utilization review, infection control, disaster preparedness, etc.)

- Completes sufficient ongoing continuing education coursework to meet state licensure requirements for the defined reporting period

- Maintains a current CPR certification that meets state licensure requirements

Additional Responsibilities:

- Utilize time efficiently to meet productivity requirements of the facility.

- Participate in and present clinical in-services, as directed

- Maintain current awareness of general changes in health care field and specific issues impacting the practice of physical therapy.

- Play a significant role in specific area of center operations as agreed upon between employee and Center Manager.

- Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

Required Skills & Abilities:

- Ability to work effectively as a team member.

- Effective organizational, time management, and planning skills.

- Active listening, reading and comprehension skills for analyzing reports, charts and correspondence

Physical Requirements:

- Ability to lift patients using biomedical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds of weight alone.

- Ability to walk, bend, stand, and reach constantly during a work day/shift.

- Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people, and understand written direction.

- Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions.

- Ability to push wheeled equipment throughout the facility and in the community.

- Fine motor skills adequate for scheduling and preparing patients, equipment, and supplies for treatment.

- Ability to participate in sustained activities for many hours in duration in accordance with state labor laws.

Required Credentials:

- Graduation from a physical therapist assistant or physical therapist education program accredited by CAPTE or in the case of a graduate of an international physical therapist assistant program or international physical therapist program from a non-CAPTE accredited program seeking licensure, certification, or registration as a physical therapist assistant, a substantially equivalent education

- Current valid State license/registration/certification

_Disclaimer: _

_This job description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing Company objectives. The description incorporates the most typical duties performed and covers only the primary functions and responsibilities of the position. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The inclusion of those duties would not alter the overall evaluation of this position._

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Benefits:
* Flexible schedule
Medical Specialty:
* Orthopedics
* Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
Schedule:
* 4 hour shift
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday

License/Certification:
* Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Keywords: VibrantCare Rehabilitation, Castro Valley , Physical Therapist Assistant (Bay Area), Healthcare , Castro Valley, California

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