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Providence Physical Therapist Assistant in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Physical Therapist Assistant for a PerDiem/Day Shift to Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA

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We are seeking a Physical Therapist Assistant who will support the mission, vision, values and objectives of Saint John's Health Center. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administering treatment programs designed by and under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, monitoring patients' progress and response to treatment, reporting deviations from the plan and goals to the Physical Therapist. The Physical Therapist Assistant should demonstrate professional communication and interpersonal skills including direct, honest and compassionate behavior.

In this position you will:

  • Comply with hospital, department, and Unit Standards, including but not limited to safety, infection control, quality management, confidentiality, mandatory classes and competencies

  • Facilitate teamwork and effective flow of ideas by participating in an environment of trust characterized by openness, honesty, and fairness

  • Facilitate good working relationships between physicians, staff, and administration

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism when working with others

  • Participate in the provision of care by:

  • Performing patient assessments/data collection

  • Participate in goal directed plan of care based on patient outcomes

  • Implementing care based on department and hospital standards:

  • Following established protocols and procedures

  • Evaluating effectiveness of care

  • Identifying patient/significant other learning needs and demonstrating measures to meet these

  • Delegating to appropriate patient care team members

  • Demonstrating applied knowledge when caring for selected patient populations including care appropriate to the age of patients served

  • Demonstrate competency in select skills including, but not limited to:

  • Performing techniques such as gait training, transfer training, balance and neuromuscular re-education

  • Utilize equipment such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation devices, whirlpools, pulsed lavage and Jetox

  • Assist Physical Therapist with treatments

  • Practice in a professional, collaborative, and proactive manner in all interactions with patients, visitors, physicians and staff:

  • Demonstrating flexibility adjusting to changes in patient acuity and workload

  • Participating in committees and special projects

  • Identifying risk management issues, taking appropriate actions, and communicating unresolved issues to the appropriate personnel

  • Practice cost effective methods in the delivery of care:

  • Using available resources efficiently

  • Demonstrating understanding of overall unit needs and using downtime to assist others

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own performance and departments performance in regards to:

  • Attendance and punctuality

  • Positive public relations image and working relationships

  • Obtaining necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence

  • Completing all mandatory requirements including current licensure and BLS

  • Meeting regulatory compliance standards (e.g. JCAHO, Title 22, and HIPPA.)


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Degree from an APTA accredited PTA program

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate through the American Heart Association or American Red Cross

  • Valid PTA license

  • Computer literate (Word)

  • Physical therapy modalities such as Whirlpool, pulsed lavage, electrical stimulation, TENS, ultrasound, ionotophoresis, etc.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience with Meditech

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines. The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Therapy Support (PTA, COTA, Rehab Aide)

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 333321