Sutter Health PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant - Home Health (San Francisco) in San Francisco, California

The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) is a State-approved professional health care worker who provides specialized tasks within the established plan of a licensed Physical Therapist (PT). The PTA performs selected measurement procedures and implements treatment programs for home health and hospice patients who have been evaluated by a Physical Therapist. The PTA is responsible for documentation of patient care activities provided and performs special projects as assigned.


Graduate of approved school for Physical Therapy Assistants , as defined by the board, with documentation of approval to practice as a PTA by the Physical Therapy Board of California.

Certificate from the Physical Therapy Board of California documenting approval to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Must possess current BCLS CPR certification, and valid California Driver License with proof of current auto insurance.


Minimum of one year of experience in acute care, home health or community health setting is strongly preferred. One year of experience in a home health setting is preferred. Direct patient care experience within the past five years required.


Exhibits excellent oral and written communication skills in English, both verbal and written, legible handwriting for documentation of patient records in a clear and concise manner.

Basic understanding of home care services, clinical standards of physical therapy care and practice, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, JCAHO home health accreditation requirements, QI audits, infection control, and reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payors.


Self-starter with high degree of initiative, motivation, flexibility and creativity.

Ability to form harmonious working relationships with internal and external customers, excellent collaborative and problem solving skills with staff, customers and management.

Must have ability to work independently with sound judgment in providing patient care, demonstrated ability in physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills, and in implementing plan of treatment.

Must possess excellent organizational skills.

Access to a reliable automobile for home visits.

Organization: *Sutter Care at Home

Title: PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant - Home Health (San Francisco)

Location: California-San Francisco-San Francisco

Requisition ID: SCAH-1705662

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. 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.