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Physical Therapist Assistant - Part-time Premium

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #0122-RH6200-TM


This examination is being given to fill one vacancy in the Therapy Services department in San Joaquin General Hospital and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


*Utilizing proper techniques and safety precautions, administers therapeutic treatment to patients within the treatment programs established by a licensed physical therapist, including:  passive to resistive exercises, muscle re-education, and mobility training. 

*Observes and records treatment results; adjusts the treatment to the needs of individual patient with consultation of the licensed physical therapist; reports patient reactions and changes to the licensed physical therapist.

*Maintains accurate records and prepares reports. 

*Assists in gathering patient assessment data; may contribute to the intervention plan and re-assessment process.

*Assists in instructing patients, parents and caregivers with home exercise programs and equipment utilization.

*Attends staff meetings and patient conferences as assigned.

*Participates in in-service education programs and staff development classes.

*May maintain treatment areas and supplies; may adjust and make minor repairs to equipment.


Licenses and Certificates:  Must possess and maintain a current license as a Physical Therapy Assistant by the Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBOC) and, if required by the nature of the assignment, must also possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license.


Principles, methods, materials, and equipment used in physical therapy; basic principles of anatomy and physiology; safe methods of positioning patients for treatment; body mechanics and safety procedures; possible hazards to patients during treatment and necessary precautionary and remedial measures; basic medical record keeping; basic computer operations, including pertinent software.


Demonstrate to patients and others, acceptable therapeutic techniques utilized in a wide variety of physical therapies; follow, understand, interpret, and implement a licensed therapist’s written or oral directions regarding physical therapy treatment plans; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, families, staff and others; utilize computers and standard office automation equipment; complete accurate medical records and/or charts; prepare reports.


Mobility - frequent standing for long periods; constant walking; occasional pushing/pulling; frequent bending/squatting; Lifting - occasional lifting of 5 to 50 pounds; restraining, lifting/turning, transferring people; Vision - frequent color perception; occasional eye/hand coordination, peripheral vision and depth perception; frequent reading; Dexterity-Frequent holding and repetitive motion; frequent reaching, grasping and writing; Hearing/Talking - constant hearing normal speech, talking in person, talking on the telephone; frequent hearing on the telephone and hearing faint sounds;  Special Requirements - may require occasional overtime, and weekend or evening work; Emotional/Psychological - occasional emergency situations; occasional exposure to trauma, grief and death; occasional exposure to depression and psychiatric disorders in patients; constant public contact and decision making; constant concentration required; Environmental - occasional exposure to noise; may be exposed to varied indoor temperatures, occasional exposure to cleaning agents.

Equal Opportunity Employer

San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.


Apply Online:

By mail or in person:  

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202                                  


Office hours:               
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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San Joaquin County
Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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