Providence Health & Services Physical Therapy Assistant in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Physical Therapy Assistant ( Per Diem / Day Shift ) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, CA.

This job opening is for a per diem Physical Therapy Assistantposition at the Providence Transitional Care Center/ Unit.The TCC/TCU has 85 beds and treats a wide variety of patients whichmay include but not limited to orthopedic, neurological, trauma,medical, surgical, cardiac and pulmonary. We are a short terminpatient facility with goals geared towards helping the patient improve theirfunctional status so they may return home or to their appropriatedestination. The applicant for this position will need to work two to threeSaturday's a month and is required to work at least 1 holiday (Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day) each year.

In this position you will:

  • The Physical Therapist Assistant assumes responsibility and accountability under the supervision of the Physical Therapist for a designated group of patients and provides physical therapy modalities and treatments in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, maintaining the highest degree of quality of patient care for individuals with physical impairments.

  • S/he is a licensed professional who is responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice in accordance with regulatory agencies and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

  • Providing care to; pediatric, adolescent, young, middle and older adult patients utilizing therapeutic modalities and principles in an interdisciplinary collaborative approach.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current California State Physical Therapy Assistant License

  • Current Basic Life Support Certificate from American Heart Association

  • good working knowledge of general and specialized clinical equipment.

  • fluent ability to understand oral and written English, including English text.

  • ability to perform all physical requirements (RU – 91) pertaining to delegated tasks.

  • ability to organize and prioritize work, completes assignments on time.

  • ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative working relationship with patients, families and coworkers.

  • ability to type and use a computer efficiently.

  • the ability to work effectively independently and with a team

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital serving the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We are proud of our reputation for clinical excellence, use of advanced technology, and a distinct focus on providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical, and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is the only South Bay area hospital to be named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health; a distinction we have held four years in a row. As a recent recipient of the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance and the American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality, our commitment to outstanding patient care and operational efficiency is clear.

As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Therapy Support (PTA, COTA, Rehab Aide)

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 207771