Skip to Main Content

Kaiser Permanente Careers

Rehab Services

Strength is Relative. Potential is Infinite.

Help your patients achieve their goals while realizing those of your own. Working alongside clinical experts and physicians, you'll have the freedom, resources, and support you need to develop innovative care plans and improve your patients' quality of life.

Home Health Physical Therapist

Location: Downey, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 671123 Date posted: 03/14/2018
Description:
In accordance with agency policy and state/federal regulations, provide independent, age-appropriate physical therapy to patients in their place of residence. Teach patient/family and care-givers preventative and rehabilitative procedures. Develop and coordinate the plan of care and provide case management.

Essential Functions:
- Evaluate patients and interpret evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction.
- Establish treatment goals and plan treatment to achieve established goals.
- Initiate discharge planning for physical therapy.
- Implement the plan of care through direct treatment of the patient, delegate a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel, and coordinate the treatment program with other health care personnel as appropriate.
- Provide advice and education to patient and family.
- Regularly reassess clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patients towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment.
- Discharge patient from physical therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from physical therapy.
- In accordance with agency policy, provides accurate, timely documentation of physical therapy patient management.
- Participate in appropriate and approved educational and clinical research activities in physical therapy.
- Participate in specialized patient care clinics outside the department. Assist in the development, implementation, and review of departmental patient care programs.
- Perform other duties as needed in the areas of staff education, departmental operations, and departmental projects.
- Supervise the work of Home Health Aides (HHA) according to regulation and agency policy.
- Demonstrate on-going progress toward meeting the criteria for professional practice.

Basic Qualifications:


Experience


- Minimum of two (2) years experience in physical therapy.


Education


- Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree with certification in Physical Therapy or foreign-trained equivalent.


License, Certification, Registration


- Current license to practice as a physical therapist in California.


- Current CA Driver's license & a clear driving record for the past two (2) years. Proof of automobile insurance as required by law.


- Approved BLS.


- National Provider Identifier (NPI) required as of May 23, 2007.


 


 


Additional Requirements:


- Clinically skilled to detect early warning signs of complications including medical assessments of skin integrity, mentation.


- Ability to differentiate emergent versus non emergent patient care status.


- Ability to look at patient holistically, not just body part or functional ability.


- Competency to remove staples/sutures in the home.


- Commitment to Service Orientation.


- Effective written and oral communication skills (in English).


- Good interpersonal skills.


- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


 


Preferred Qualifications:


- Experience in an automated clinical information system preferred.


- Computer literate preferred.

Primary Location: California,Downey,Downey Administration Offices 12200 Bellflower Blv Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UTSC / United Therapists of SoCal Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Rehab Services Specialty: Physical / Occupational Therapy Department: Home Care Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

About Rehab Services Careers

Rehab Services Careers

In an effort to increase our collective knowledge and deliver higher-quality, more informed care, we encourage dialogue and collaboration across the care delivery spectrum. Our rehab department includes professionals in audiology, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and much more.

In addition to inpatient and outpatient opportunities, we also offer home health opportunities, affording you the chance to improve patient outcomes in the home care setting. With outstanding educational opportunities and modern equipment and technology, you'll actively participate in your patients' journey to wellness while continually elevating your own expertise.

Physical And Occupational Therapists

Kaiser Permanente offers full-time, part-time, per diem, and in-house registry opportunities in a variety of practice settings, including home health, inpatient, and outpatient. Additional opportunities include occupational therapist, physical therapist, and licensed physical therapist assistant.

Respiratory Care

At Kaiser Permanente, Respiratory Care Practitioners are an integral part of our respected health care team. They are responsible for developing patient treatment plans and have the opportunity to work in a variety of exciting and challenging areas from adult critical care to cardiology to high-risk delivery. Our Respiratory Care Practitioners have the advantage of computerized state-of-the-art equipment, including life support systems, arterial blood gas analyzers, and non-invasive monitors.

Speech Pathology

Kaiser Permanente's speech pathologists provide direct patient care to members with communication and swallowing disorders by evaluating, diagnosing, developing, and implementing therapy and treatment programs.

Audiology

Our audiology professionals are a vital part of our rehab care team. They provide direction, counseling, and recommendations regarding the rehabilitation of hearing impaired patients.

Glassdoor Logo

See What People are Saying About Working at KP

Feb 2, 2018

"Registered Nurse"

Glassdoor Ratings

Former Employee - Retired Nurse in Portland, OR

  • Recommends
  • Positive Outlook
  • Positive opinion of CEO

I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Excellent benefits. Great calibre of employees, respectful workplace. Very forward thinking and fosters innovation.Full Review

More Kaiser Permanente Ratings & Reviews (3,975)

Thanks
to Our
Employees

Kaiser Permanente has been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work. Check out what our employees like best about working at KP!

glassdoor 2018 Best Places to Work - Employees' Choice

Our Events

Come introduce yourself to a member of the Kaiser Permanente team at an upcoming career or professional event. We look forward to meeting you in person.

Recently Viewed Jobs

You do not have any recently viewed jobs.

Join Kaiser Permanente's Talent Network

Please fill out the fields below and click "Join Now" to receive information about opportunities that relate to your selections.

Interested InSearch for a category and select one from the list of suggestions. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

  • Rehab Services, Downey, California, United StatesRemove

Interested in internships or early career opportunities? Click here to join our University Talent Network. Are you a Veteran? Click here to join our Military Talent Network.