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Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Company: Newport Orthopedic Institute
Location: Mission Viejo
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Motion is Life! We bring motion back to the lives of the patients and families we serve. We are Newport Orthopedic Institute and South Orange County Orthopedics (Innovative Health Management Partner) are the largest coastal orthopedic specialty group in Orange County. For more than 15 years, we have established a remarkable track record of innovation and care that enables our providers to improve the lives of our patients. Discover the difference here at NOI/SOCO. We work passionately and with a clear sense of purpose and responsibility to ensure our patients get the best orthopedic care available. As a top rated organization, we've helped thousands regain their freedom and quality of life. We are a growing organization and have immediate openings for eager and driven professionals.

Working for our clinics, you are given the opportunities and challenges you desire to embrace your potential and achieve your personal best every day. What you'll find here is something special - it's purposeful work done with a shared sense of community that brings us all together. Come join our world-class team of Board Certified Physicians and professionals here in Mission Viejo, CA!

As a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), you must ensure that the treatment plan is followed, perform interventions aimed at are tasked with improving and enhancing the patient's well-being, and evaluate patient's progress. PTA also assists the Physical Therapist in providing selected physical therapy services, including but not limited to treatment implementation and education to patients. The PTA works cooperatively with other team personnel in maintaining and enhancing the patient's well-being and evaluates the patient's progress.

Full Benefits package for full time employees. Medical/Dental/Vision, PTO & Holiday Pay, 401K & profit sharing!


  • High School degree required
  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree recommended; AA in Kinesiology preferred
  • Physical Therapist Assistant License (PTAL)
  • CPR certification


    • Comfortable using e-mail and interacting with Internet applications
    • Experience with an EMR (NextGEN preferred)
    • Working knowledge of practice management and word processing software
    • Knowledge of medical terminology and Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) and ICD-10 codes
    • Working knowledge of managed care basics
    • Knowledge of anatomy
    • Experience with physical therapy or sports medicine preferred.
    • Pleasant speaking voice and demeanor
    • Good communication skills
    • Neat, professional appearance
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Ability to multitask
    • Strong desire to learn and grow in the field of Physical Therapy medicine or related practices.

      RESPONSIBILITIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

      • Determines when the PT is available and confirms appts to ensure patients are on time.
      • Acts as an assistant to the Physical Therapist when the Physical Therapist is performing tests, evaluations, and complex procedures.
      • Instruct patients, families, caregivers, and the health care team in the areas of therapy in which they can participate in assisting the patient.
      • Gives appropriate treatment to patients per the Physical Therapist's orders.
      • Greets patients and escorts them from the waiting room to exam rooms and back to check-out after exam.
      • Use a variety of techniques, such as massage and stretching, to treat patients.
      • Help the patient in the use of therapeutic, creative, and self-care activities to improve functioning and safety.
      • Educate patient on what to do after treatment.
      • Clean treatment areas and set up therapy equipment.
      • Abides by HIPAA laws regarding sharing of personal medical information.
      • Addresses patient questions and concerns.
      • Acts as an assistant to the Physical Therapist when the Physical Therapist is performing tests, evaluations, and complex procedures.
      • Disposes of contaminated items according to OSHA guidelines.
      • Performs and documents patient education.
      • Cleans and closes sterilization equipment at the end of the day.
      • Complies with governmental protocols to ensure the safety of patients and employees by using protective instruments and exercising safety measures.
      • Consistently meet Productivity Standards as defined.

        Responsibilities listed may be subject to change at any time and individuals may be asked to perform duties outside of their regular responsibilities to support the ongoing operations of Newport Orthopedic Institute.

        Supervisory Responsibilities

        This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

        Typical Physical Demands

        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        Position requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Involves standing and walking. Employee will occasionally be asked to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds. Normal visual acuity and hearing are required. Employee may work under stressful conditions, and work irregular hours. Employee will be exposed to body fluids on a regular basis.

        Typical Working Condition

        The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Newport Orthopedic Institute, Mission Viejo , Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Healthcare , Mission Viejo, California

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