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Department:  Allied Health
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  1st

Job Summary

The Physical Therapist Assistant II works under the direction of a Physical Therapist and performs assigned procedures and tasks, according to the established Physical Therapy plan of care. This role reviews physician referrals, patients’ subjective report, Physical Therapy evaluation and goals, and the medical record, to implement the Physical Therapy treatment plan accordingly. Contacts the Physical Therapist regarding any change in status or proposed treatment plan. Provides education to patient, family and/or caregiver regarding purpose of activity, use of equipment, home exercise and activity. Oversees the clinical work of the Rehabilitation Aide. Manages multiple patients at the same time and provides care in multiple clinical settings and locations. Provides services and required documentation timely, accurately, and in accordance with professional and regulatory standards. Participates in outside continuing education and incorporates information into practice. Performs other duties as assigned.


Additionally, the Physical Therapist Assistant II assists with educating and orienting new staff, acts as clinical instructor for students and interns, and participates as instructor in an established class or program. Participates in educational events within the clinic and community. Seeks out advanced clinical information and attends clinical education coursework which meets the Physical Therapy Board of California guidelines and provides in-services to staff.


Job Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies

Diversity - Able to demonstrate the knowledge and practice of Diversity in the workplace. Able to work with a diverse group of people in a manner that enables them to reach their full potential, in pursuit of organizational objectives, without anyone being advantaged or disadvantaged by irrelevant considerations.


Equipment Knowledge – Knowledge of equipment, tools, technology and other devices in work area and the ability to use them to the extent required for the job. For clinical position this includes equipment and devices pertinent to treatment, procedures and practice.


Interpersonal Skills - Listens to and understands what others are saying. Establishes effective working relationships with others, contributing to a climate of mutual respect and cooperation. Uses vocabulary and grammar appropriate to the situation. Demonstrates sensitivity and tact, understanding own effect on the motivation, attitudes and actions of others. Makes favorable first impressions.


Job Knowledge - The knowledge and understanding of concepts and procedures needed to be successful in the job. For clinical positions, this includes clinical procedures required by department and unit, as demonstrated by unit-based competency testing.

Oral/Written Communication

Ability to speak and write effectively, demonstrates fundamental command of language, communicates well using all mediums.


Patient Safety – Embraces the principle of keeping patients safe by following safety policies and procedures, treating people with respect, and speaking up in Patient Safety related situations


Travel – Position may require local travel between various Organization locations.


Organization Behavioral Competencies

Trust & Accountability

Demonstrates honest and ethical behavior.  Takes responsibility for both words and actions.  Acts with integrity.  Maintains patient confidentiality.


Business Acumen

Uses resources, equipment and finances appropriately.  Demonstrates the functional and technical skills to do the job effectively.  Willing and actively shares his/her knowledge with others.  Accepts changes and adapts to new situations and responsibilities. 



Delivers superior customer service consistent with the Hoag Experience.   Displays a professional image.  Demonstrates tact, diplomacy and understanding when dealing with difficult situations.  Listens and asks questions to understand patient and customer needs.  Builds relationships with internal customers and employees.  Admits mistakes and takes service recovery to steps to ensure any issues or problems are quickly addressed.  Ensures that all information and services provided are safe, accurate, and available in a timely manner and meet regulatory requirements.



Brings forth creative ideas (one’s own or others) to address patient, physician, customer, and community needs.  Looks for creative or new ways to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.  Adopts new processes, techniques and methods.  Stays current with technologies and advances in his/her area, department and/or field.


Education and Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent 

Eighteen months’ experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant in an acute healthcare system environment required. Previous experience with Microsoft Office and healthcare database systems preferred. Bilingual or multilingual preferred.


Additionally, specific department qualifications are as follows:


Acute Rehabilitation Unit: Demonstrates competency in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program (IRF QRP). May require travel to patient’s home for home evaluation.


Home Health: Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order.


Pelvic Health Program: Training/experience in completing internal pelvic floor treatment.


Rehabilitation Services: Experience with a range of diagnoses including general medicine, orthopedics, neurology, and cardiopulmonary. Completes mandatory stroke specific education requirements for certification.



Current licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State of California.



Current BLS Certification required.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Home Care, Medical, Neurology, Rehabilitation, Orthopedic, Healthcare

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