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Physical Therapy Assistant

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Location: Fairfield CA

Company Name: The Arora Group

Occupational Category: 31-2022.00,Physical Therapist Aides

Date Posted: 2020-02-08

Valid Through: 2020-03-09

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Physical Therapy Assistant Assistant Recruiting a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) to work at David Grant Medica Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA. The Physical Therapy Assistant provides care for our nations active duty service members, their families, and retirees. The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) is a full-time position, 80 hours per two weeks, 8 hour day shifts, Sun - Sat, between 7:30AM to 4:30PM. Full benefits, including 17 days did vacation/sick leave and 10 paid Federal holidays. DUTIES OF THE PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (PTA): + Provide guidance, mentor-ship and tutelage to fellow PTA's, Physical Therapy/Occupational Technicians, Physical Therapy/Occupational intern students. + Perform weekend on-call coverage in the inpatient setting per clinic mission requirements. + Carry out a program of corrective exercise and treatment for assigned patients, as directed by the 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. + 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. QUALIFICATIONS OF THE PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (PTA): + Associates Degree. Graduate from a college or university accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). + Minimum of one year of experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant after graduation. + Licensure/Registration: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a physical therapy assistant or possess current certification as a physical therapy assistant/technician as determined by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). + Possess and maintain Basic Life Support certification. + Computer skill competency test required. + U.S. Citizen (required for access to Government computer systems) COMPENSATION & BENEFITS FOR THE PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (PTA): + Competitive pay + 10 days paid time off per year plus 7 sick days per year + 10 paid Federal holidays + Health & Welfare allowance covers the cost of health insurance, long and short-term disability, and life insurance + Dental and vision plans offered, 401(k) ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP: The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for almost 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Job Details City Travis Air Force Base State CA