Physical Therapy Assistant
This is a full time position working in the Inpatient department at Oro Valley Hospital.
Assists a Physical Therapist with a patient's rehabilitative activities to help reduce pain and improve mobility. Assists in exercise instruction and demonstration, patient evaluation and testing. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A limited degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a physical therapist. Associate's degree from an accredited program and licensure as a physical therapist assistant, bachelors degree preferred. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
PTA will be trained to work in the skilled nursing unit (SNU) and the acute care areas. They will primarily be working in the SNU but rotate in both areas as needed. There also may be opportunities to work in our rehabilitation center.
Under supervision of the Physical Therapist, performs treatments and provides exercise instruction and demonstration for patients.
Position Qualifications/Minimum Requirements
Required: Associate's Degree Program from an accredited school.
Preferred: One (1) year experience assisting Physical Therapist
Appropriate prioritization and planning skills, while achieving safety and quality in a high volume environment; Engaging and effective communication and service skills; Adherence to policy and procedures; Process improvement oriented; Self-initiative to assist with whatever is needed.
Current Arizona Physical Therapy Assistant Certification.
American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross(ARC) BLS Certification.
Skilled Nursing Unit: Fingerprint Clearance Card
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) is a 177-bed hospital that also has a freestanding emergency center and large physician group. With these varied access points, you have your choice of settings in which to work. Oro Valley Hospital’s culture centers around providing safe, quality care to patients, but also to foster a work environment based on teamwork, commitment to a shared goal and recognizing employees for all they do to care for our patients. Often described as a “family,” the staff at OVH take pride in doing the best they can to care for their community. OVH is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.