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Kaiser Permanente Assistant, Physical Therapy in Tualatin, Oregon

Job Summary:

To administer quality physical therapy services following treatment plans established by physical therapists to restore function, prevent disability and return patients to maximal potential.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Delivers physical therapy treatments to patients ranging in age from geriatric to pediatric: provides and progresses treatment as per treatment plans, physician order, professional standards and departmental protocols.

  • Teaches patient care classes and groups for specific disorders per physician order and departmental policies. May participate in patient care clinics per specialized training or continuing education (i.e. Amputee Clinic).

  • Communicates outcomes to evaluating therapist, physicians and other health professionals. Complete all chart documentation as outlined by Kaiser Permanente and State License requirements. Demonstrate and practice efficient workflow using time management skills which allow for patient treatments, proficient use of computers and electronic tools (using short keys, smart sets and dot phrases).

  • Performs duties in a professional manner demonstrating dependability, flexibility and team work. Maintains professional competency through continuing education, in-services, peer review and self-evaluation per departmental standards. Continuing education dependent on and specific to patient population treated. Participates in maintaining a clean, safe and organized environment. Performs other duties as requested.

    Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A


  • Graduate of accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program, basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology appropriate to PTA.

  • Successful completion of clinical internships.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

    License, Certification, Registration

  • Physical Therapy Assistant License (in the state where care is provided)

  • Basic Life Support within 2 months of hire

    Additional Requirements:

  • Basic skills in PT procedures and treatment, use of modalities (US, electrical stimulation, traction, etc), documentation skills, CPR certified.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of clinic experience in comparable setting.

  • Knowledge base applicable to patient load at KSMC.

  • Skills in group dynamics, leading classes.


TITLE: Assistant, Physical Therapy

LOCATION: Tualatin, Oregon

REQNUMBER: 1271497

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.