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Physical Therapist Assistant

Mercy Medical Center Merced Merced, California

The posted compensation range of $37.96 - $51.08 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-352962 Employment Type Full Time Department Physical Rehabilitation Care Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Fridays (8:00 am - 4:30 pm) Remote No Category Therapy

Mercy Medical Center a Dignity Health member has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers a Cancer Center and several rural clinics.Wherever you work throughout our system you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality personalized care. Joining our 1300 employees 230 physicians and many volunteers you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center.


May perform physical therapy procedure and related tasks that have been selected and delegated by the Physical therapist incorporating age specific requirements for neonatal, pediatric, young adult, adult and geriatric patients. May modify a specific intervention procedure in accordance with changes in patient status and within the scope of the established plan of care.

  • Under direction from a physical therapist, the physical therapist assistant will implement successive treatment sessions based on age, developmental level of the patient, and established plan of treatment that will enhance the patient's clinical response for attainment of functional goals.
  • Keeps team members informed of patient's response through written documentation in a timely manner regarding daily treatment provided, progress and general assessment of effectiveness of treatment techniques.
  • Treatment notes are written for each treatment given and accurately reflect both the treatment received as well as the length of the treatment.
  • Based upon the clinical response of the patient relative to the treatment plan, complete progress and discharge documentation accurately and in a timely manner, using professional terminology.
  • Instructs patients on segments of the program including proper use of orthotic/prosthetic appliances and devices, therapeutic exercise, posture, relaxation techniques, etc.



  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Physical Therapist Assistant license
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
  • Must have demonstrated clinical competency in a manner approved by American Physical Therapy Association and the Physical Therapy Board of California.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's license and proof of auto insurance.
  • Must be able to drive a motor vehicle safely for moderate periods of time.

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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