St. Joseph Health Physical Therapist Assistant - On Call, Days in Apple Valley, California

At St. Mary Medical Center providing compassionate care to patients and their families is a sacred responsibility. That is why we seek those who share our passion for treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit.Position Summary:Under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, the PTA directs, administers and modifies physical therapy patient care programs upon assignment after evaluation by the Physical Therapist. Performs administrative duties and participates in department Performance Improvement, Infection Control, Safety and Education programs as directed. The staff Physical Therapist Assistant may be assigned to orient staff and students and to assume the duties and responsibilities of the supervisor in the absence of that individual.Essential Values-Based Leadership and Management Competencies:Demonstrates competencies in line with the four core values that are the foundation of all activities performed by management employees in order to achieve the Mission of the St.Joseph Health System (see attached behavioral definitions of competencies): Dignity:Demonstrates competence in communication and interpersonalrelations as guided in our Standards of Behavior. Models and upholds our core values.. Excellence:Demonstrates competence in continuous improvement, continuous learning, accountability, and teamwork, motivating and developing others, problem-solving and decision making, displaying financial understanding, managing daily operations, and demonstrating business/job specific knowledge.Service:Demonstrates competence in customer/patient focus, adaptability, and shaping change.Justice:Demonstrates competence in community orientation, stewardship, and strategic planning and action.QualificationsMinimum:EducationGraduate of an American Physical Therapy Association training program or Equivalent TrainingOr experience as specified by the Physical Therapy Board of California.ExperienceExperience in acute care, skilled nursing facility, outpatient, and/or subacute care settings preferredTrainingNone requiredLicense / CertificationCurrent California Physical Therapy Assistant LicenseCurrent BLS requiredEnvironmental Orientation due within 30 days of hire: D00045Physical Therapist Assistant Competency due within 90 days of hire U00004Knowledge/skills/abilitiesExcellent oral and written communication skills Age-Related Competencies:Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to specific issues and data reflective of patient’s status. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department.BENEFITSProfessional Advancement:Individual career development plan, ongoing education, tuition reimbursement, motivating mentorsHealth:Medical - Cigna HMO and POS (Point of Service) plans, Dental - Delta Care DHMO and Delta Dental PPO plans, Employee Assistance ProgramWellness:Retirement – 401(K), Paid-Time Off (PTO) – 25-40 days per year (based on years of service), Employee Life insurance with optional family coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Paid Legal Plan

Established in 1956, St. Joseph Health, St. Mary, is a 206-bed acute care facility celebrating more than 55 years of healing in the High Desert. St. Mary is home to the High Desert's only comprehensive cardiovascular surgery program. St. Mary is also home to a da Vinci Surgery System, making the Medical Center the first provider of robotic surgery in the High Desert. St. Mary Medical Center's dedication to serving the Victor Valley has remained intrinsic to its core values of Hospitality, Dignity, Justice, Service, and Excellence. The Medical Center is fully accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).