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Providence Physical Therapy Aide in Tarzana, California


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Providence is calling a Physical Therapy Aide (Per-Diem/Day Shift) at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

We are seeking a Physical Therapy Aide who will be responsible for performing general, non-technical duties and assisting the Physical Therapist in positioning, lifting, transferring, and treating patients according to the principles and practices of physical therapy. Treat patients under the direct supervision of the Physical Therapist and collaborate with the interdisciplinary treatment team.

In this position you will:


  • Promote patient, physician, customer and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect

  • Support and participate in activities that foster customer service

  • Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate


  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education

  • Attend and successfully complete general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements

  • Participate actively in department staff meetings

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications

  • Maintain knowledge of provision of individualized age specific care. Interact with adult medical/surgical, geriatric and pediatric patients taking into consideration the needs of each specific age group (communicates effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations: Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric

  • Assist Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy Assistant as determined by standards of practice and the Supervising Physical Therapist’s judgment

  • Observe all patient precautions including total hip and total knee replacement, spinal, fall risk and weight bearing status precautions. Observe equipment precautions including CPM use, brace use, traction equipment, oxygen use, intermittent pressure pumps, drains, catheters, IV’s and other lines to the patient, as determined by the standards of practice

  • Recognize normal/abnormal responses to treatment and changes in patients’ status and immediately advise the Supervising Physical Therapist of any changes or problems, as determined by standards of practice

  • Demonstrate supervised competency in basic procedures including bed mobility, transfer training, pre-gait and gait

  • Perform regular cleaning procedures that include keeping the department clean and organized and keeping equipment clean, sanitized, and in good repair

  • Perform, scheduling of patients, updating the patient list and checking for new orders. Inform manager when supplies need to be ordered or when equipment needs repair or replacement

  • Make self readily available to assist PT’s and PTA’s or effectively communicate availability when not readily available

  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary


Required qualifications:

  • American Physical Therapy Association approved Physical Therapy Aide course or ETRMC Physical Therapy Aide Training Program (can be completed within 90 days of hire)

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) for Healthcare Provider

  • Current LA City Fire Card within 90 days of hire

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1 year of acute care experience

About the ministry you will serve:

Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

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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.

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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-Tarzana

Req ID: 278888