Physical Therapy Assistant

Location: Lancaster, CA


**$2500 retention bonus**

We are looking for a Physical Therapy Assistant to join our growing occupational medicine practice. This is a fast-paced environment. Candidate must be well-organized, detail-oriented, motivated, and have excellent communication skills.  Candidate must be able to work well with others.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Performs physical therapy procedures, as delegated by a physical therapist, to assist patients with physical injury in a clinical setting to regain physical functioning.

Essential Job Functions

Performs delegated treatment procedures such as therapeutic exercises to maintain and restore strength, endurance, coordination and range of motion; gait training and functional training; and treatment procedures involving the use of therapeutic equipment, machines, and assistive or supportive devices.

Applies modalities such as hot and cold packs, paraffin, infrared, and electrical stimulation to relieve pain.

Encourages and motivates patients to participate in the treatment program by discussing and explaining their treatment goals and objectives.

Progresses patient through treatment program, deciding when to advance the patient to more difficult activities, when to modify the level of activity, or when to interrupt the treatment based upon patient's reaction and response to the treatment program, reports observations to a physical therapist.

Demonstrates, trains, and directs patients in the use and care of braces, canes, crutches, and other special equipment.

Writes progress notes in patients' physical therapy records documenting reaction and response to treatment.

Maintains accurate records of therapy treatments performed and the duration and frequency of treatments that will be reviewed and countersigned by the physical therapist.



Successful completion of a physical therapy assistant program in a school recognized by the Commission on Accreditation* of Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association and approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California.


Current license or application for licensure** as a Physical Therapy Assistant by the Physical Therapy Board of California, Physical Therapy Examining Committee.

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