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Physical Therapist

Location: Torrance, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 803121 Date posted: 06/12/2019
Description:

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 patient's 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 Permanente's 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:
    Experience
  • N/A.
  • Education
  • Completion of an accredited PT training program with a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Current CA Physical Therapist License OR License eligibility letter prior to first day of employment:
  • If CA PT License Applicant (PTLA) or PT Aide Letter recipient: licensing exam must be passed within (120) days from letter date.
  • And:
  • Approved BLS required prior to first day of employment.
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to first day of employment.

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

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Member APTA
  • Strong Outpatient skill set preferred.

  • Notes:
  • Primary location Torrance MOB
  • May work as needed in other medical offices including Coastline, Gardena, Long Beach, Carson and main campus hospital
  • Week end and holiday inpatient rotations as per staffing agreements and inpatient coverage as per staffing agreements
  • Primary Location: California,Torrance,Torrance Medical Offices 20770 Madrona Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 7:30 AM Working Hours End: 6:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-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: Kaiser Permanente South Bay, PMR Travel: Yes, 50 % 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.

    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.

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    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.

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