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Physical Therapy Aide, Ventura, CA

Organization: Ventura County Health Care Agency
Category: Physical Therapy Assistant
Location: Ventura, CA
Date Job Posted: January 20, 2023
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Under close supervision, will perform patient care-designated routine tasks related to the therapy services operation as designated by the therapist.


The Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) is seeking a candidate who is passionate about providing high-quality care while assisting licensed therapists, staff, and other departments with patients who require therapy treatment. The ideal candidate will possess a degree in Biology, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or Psychology and a Physical Therapy Aide certificate; possess clear verbal communication and writing skills, clerical experience, effective time management, and significant knowledge of the modalities of treatment for adults and children. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate experience providing aide in the improvement of motor functions, strength, and balance in such settings as a clinic, care facility, or assisting special disabilities staff in a school environment.

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.

BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department. To qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency examination.

VETERAN’S POINTS: This is a trainee/entry-level classification, and Veteran’s Points may apply to eligible candidates.

DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Health Care Agency –Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC)

Physical Therapy Aide is represented by the Services Employees International Union (SEIU) and is eligible for overtime compensation.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra-help vacancies. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy at the Ventura County Medical Center.

OPENING DATE: December 27, 2022
CLOSING DATE: January 25, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Assists with the performance of patient treatment and related tasks in accordance with training;
Cleans treatment areas and equipment and performs laundry duties;
Handles appropriate charting, filing, and correspondence; answers telephone; and assists in the preparation and operation of clinics;
Assists with positioning for treatment and transportation of patients;
Maintains adequate inventory of patient supplies, sanitation of therapy supplies and equipment, inventory of evaluation and assessment tools and worksheets, and splinting supplies;
Communicates with primary therapist in matters relating to patient progress;
Maintains appropriate records and documentation of treatment; and,
Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

Successful completion of a physical therapy aide program OR twelve (12) semester units in anatomy, physiology, psychology or human development OR three (3) months of paid or volunteer experience working with individuals with disabilities or with students/children in a school or care facility.


Possession of a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certificate prior to performance of patient-related tasks. Once obtained, it is a condition of continued employment.
Possession and maintaining a valid California driver license and proof of auto insurance may be required.
Live scan fingerprinting may be required for some positions.
Bilingual skills (Spanish-English) may be required for some positions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

knowledge of: the principles and methods of physical and occupational therapy; neuromuscular functions and malfunctions; the modalities in the treatment for adults and children with physical disabilities; medical terminology; and human development.

Working ability to: take directions from multiple sources; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; effectively work with patients requiring therapy treatment as directed by a licensed therapist; learn varied treatments and procedures in physical and occupational therapy; effectively work with patients, licensed therapists, staff and other departments; assist with clerical tasks as needed; and manage time effectively.

Supplemental Information:

Must possess the physical ability to position patients for treatment and transportation, maintain supplies and equipment inventory, clean treatment areas and equipment, and perform laundry duties.

Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: Applications must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

LATERAL TRANSFER OPTION: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here (Download PDF reader) for additional information.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – Qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam at the time of filing. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the exam process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.

APPLICATION EVALUATION – Qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to the written examination.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION - 100%: A job-related written examination will be administered to test candidates' knowledge of office practices/computer usage, English usage, interpersonal relations, and medical knowledge and terminology. Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.

INTERVIEW PROCESS: For more information about how to prepare for a selection interview, please click here.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, and driving record may be required for this position.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Edgar Rivera by phone at (805) 677-5162 or by e-mail at

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