Knowledge of: The principles and methods of physical therapy and the roles of the Physical Therapist and the Physical Therapist Assistant as they relate to improving the functional independence of the patient; neuromuscular function and dysfunction, kinesiology, and of the modalities; the objectives of physical therapy treatment; operation of therapeutic equipment including ultraviolet, ultrasound, traction, hydrotherapy, electrical stimulation, soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques, safety techniques for functional activities, indications and contraindications for various treatment modalities.
License: Licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant with the Physical Therapy Board of the State of California
Ability to: Communicate and educate patients, family and staff regarding physical therapy treatments; complete medical record documentation and statistics.
Work Performance Measures
• The physical therapist assistant must maintain age specific/diagnosis related competencies, technical skills competencies.
• Works independently and seeks out additional responsibilities beyond the normal scope of the job.
• Works to improve customer service.
• Maintains flexibility in coping with a high volume of patients.
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Required Probationary Period - As an Approved Local Merit System, the County of Riverside requires all new regular or seasonal employees to serve an initial probationary period, the duration of which is indicated in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head.
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