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Physical Therapist - Per Diem Inpatient / Outpatient

Primary Location Los Angeles, California Worker Location Onsite Facility West Los Angeles Medical Center Job Number 1276414 Date posted 05/02/2024
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Job Summary:

Responsible for the physical therapy management of patients. Will report to Director, Assistant Director and/or Clinical Supervisor.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates patients and interprets examination findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction relative to persons limited by medical problems, birth defects, or health related conditions to restore their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Performs clinical testing to determine muscle strength, reflexes, sensation, coordination, range of motion, and other sensory motor skills while performing clinical analysis and treatment of postural, gait, and ADL disorders.

  • Establishes plan of care to achieve established goals relative to age, medical history and dysfunction.

  • Administers or prescribes modalities and other physical agents.

  • Administers or prescribes exercise programs/development of patient care programs.

  • Demonstrates professional competence and clinical reasoning in assessing patients condition at the onset and through all phases of skilled physical therapy.

  • Routinely takes usual and special precautions relative to the age, medical history and condition of the patient, and the type of treatment being given.

  • Regularly reassesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progression towards goals, and the need for modification of treatment and/or goals.

  • Implements the treatment program through direct treatment of the patient.

  • May delegate a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel.

    • Coordinates the treatment plan and participates in discharge planning with other health care personnel as appropriate.

    • May participate in relevant patient care rounds and case management conferences.

    • Provides advice and education to patient and family.

    • Discharges patients from physical therapy services when skilled therapy is no longer medically necessary and when clinically appropriate.

    • Upholds Kaiser Permanentes Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

    • Follows department guidelines on cleanliness of assigned areas and reports non-functioning of patient care equipment by following department equipment maintenance policies and procedures.

    • Provides accurate and timely documentation of physical therapy services provided per State and Federal requirements and relevant medical group policies and guidelines.

    • Works in partnership with Management to complete all mandatory compliance requirements.

    • May be required to be trained to cover a diverse population of patients depending on local medical center need.

    • May be involved in the clinical competency of PT Assistants and PT Aides.

    • Adequately supervises PT assistants and PT aides when patient related and non-patient related tasks are delegated to them.

    • Demonstrates internal and external customer service at all times and behaves in accordance with Principles of  Responsibility.
    Basic Qualifications:


    • N/A


    • Completion of an accredited PT training program with a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.

    License, Certification, Registration

    • Physical Therapist License - Applicant (California) required at hire OR Physical Therapist License (California) required at hire

    • Basic Life Support required at hire

    • National Provider Identifier required at hire

    Additional Requirements:

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

    • If CA PT License Applicant (PTLA) or PT Aide Letter recipient: licensing exam must be passed within (120) days from letter date.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Member APTA


    • Outpatient and inpatient coverage weekend and weekday.

    • Weekend and Holiday inpatient rotation. 

Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,West Los Angeles Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B24|AFSCME|United Therapists of So Cal Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: West LA Medical Center - Physical Therapy-Regular Clin - 0806 Pay Range: $64.28 - $82.08 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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. Submit Interest