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Home Health Physical Therapist

Location: Los Angeles, CA Job Number: 678614 Date posted: 03/07/2018
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:
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in physical therapy.
  • 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.

  • 2 weekend days per month.

    Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,3699 Wilshire Blvd. Administration 3699 Wilshire B Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time 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 Health Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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    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.

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