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Physical Therapist Specialist Program

Location: San Jose, CA Job Number: 716000 Date posted: 07/13/2018
Description: To provide physical therapy management of patients referred by a medical practitioner as part of a post-graduate physical therapy training program. The Physical Therapy Resident will function under the supervision of the local rehabilitation services leader. Patient management will be specific to the age and diagnosis of the patient.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Evaluates patients by: Obtaining pertinent past history. Obtaining detailed account of presenting complaints. Interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction. Identifies precautions/contraindications to physical therapy treatment.
  • For those patients not appropriate to physical therapy management, communicates evaluation findings and/or makes recommendations to primary medical practitioner regarding patient disposition.
  • For those patients appropriate to physical therapy management, identifies problems through integration of evaluation findings.
  • Establishes treatment goals. Plans treatment to achieve established goals. Initiates discharge planning for physical therapy. Implements the treatment program through: Direct treatment of the patient.
  • Delegation of a portion of the treatment program to appropriate supportive personnel. Supervision of the treatment program. Coordination of the treatment program with other health care personnel.
  • Provides advice and education to patient and family regarding: Participation in the treatment program. Extension of the treatment program into the home situation. Prevention of future recurrence of problems.
  • Regularly reassesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine: Effectiveness of treatment. Progress of patient toward goals. The need for modifying goals and treatment/intervention. Discharges patient from physical therapy when the patient has reached established goals.
  • Provides accurate, timely documentation of physical therapy patient management.
  • Demonstrates competency in age specifics related to assessing, treating and/or caring for varying patient populations.
  • Provide other work and related duties as required, including attendance at all training labs, and successful completion of hybrid didactic curriculum, consistent with the Residency Offer Letter, Academic Standing Policy, and other residency policies as the relate as provided by the Residency program director for the program in which they were accepted.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • 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
  • Licensure to practice Physical Therapy by the State of California by start date.
  • Current BLS certification required.
  • Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.

    Additional Requirements:
  • N/A.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • One (1) year of experience working as a PT preferred.
  • Prior post graduate course work in orthopedic PT or other relevant course work preferred.

    Primary Location: California,San Jose,San Jose Building 3 270 International Circle Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 6:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Rehab Services Department: Physical Therapy Travel: No
    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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