Physical Therapist
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Physical Therapist
Ref No.: 18-00421
Location: san jose, California
fremont , CA
oakland , CA
chico , CA
Start Date: 01/15/2018

PT - Registry - ABSMC

Location : Fremont, San Jose, Oakland and Chico , CA


Provides services that identify, prevent, remediate, and rehabilitate acute or prolonged physical dysfunction or pain, with emphasis on physical dysfunction. These services include evaluation and analysis of patients and therapeutic applications of physical and chemical agents, exercise and other procedures to maximize functional independence. Functions as a member of the Rehabilitation Team. Persons served range from infancy to late adulthood.


Graduate of approved Physical Therapist curriculum with either a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate Degree or Certificate in Physical Therapy.

Internships in similar site preferred. New graduates acceptable.

Licensure or Certification:
Valid and current California State License with active or "license applicant” status required. Current BLS for Healthcare Provider (CPR & AED).

Physical Requirements:
See attached essential job duties and physical demands.

Potential Hazards:
Physical strain while working with patients; use of hot water; potential exposure to infectious diseases.

Safety Precautions:
Use of proper personal body mechanics; use of appropriate assistive personnel and devices; compliance with infection control standards.


1. Chooses, utilizes and performs appropriate evaluation procedures, including but not limited to: testing for ROM, motor control, strength, sensation, mobility, posture, balance and learning.

2. Sets measurable, appropriate goals based on current functional and medical status, patient need and projected length of physical therapy treatment.

3. Develops and implements treatment plan/recommendations based on patient's diagnosis, test/evaluation results, behavioral observations, and functional implications of current illness.

4. Prioritizes treatment plan and caseload by considering evaluation results, medical status, patient needs, potential outcomes, prior level of function, and probable discharge plan for patient's diagnoses.

5. Re-evaluates, revises and progresses the treatment plan and goals for patient's diagnoses.

6. Performs physical therapy procedures, including but not limited to: therapeutic exercise, mobility training in bed or wheelchair, functional transfer training, gait training, and neuromuscular re-education. Needs access to non-medication patient care supplies stored in storage rooms and/or omni cells, ie. slipper socks, ice packs, gait belts, etc. for appropriate dressing attire, footwear, and treatment.

7. Terminates treatment based on patient's progress, family/caregiver involvement, and rehab discharge plan / recommendations.

8. Confers with and utilizes information from other disciplines for a more thorough evaluation.

9. Involves patient and family / caregiver in developing and progressing the treatment plan, goals and discharge plan.

10. Participates in individual patient care team conferences, clinics, and rounds for purpose of coordinating patient's plan of care. Makes verbal/documented reports regarding patient's status.

11. Educates the patient and family/caregiver and other disciplines regarding role of therapy and rationale for intervention.

12. Appropriately monitors physiological and psychological response to treatment.

13. Informs staff and family members of patient's limitations and safety precautions.

14. Recommends equipment for patient's needs and/or recommends community resources or other services.

15. Responsible for timely documentation that includes evaluation(s), progress notes, home programs, discharge summaries, insurance reports, etc. that meet the standards of the program, regulatory and insurance agencies.

16. Organizes schedule to reflect patient care priorities. Rearranges schedule as necessary. Coordinates with others. Arranges for patient care to be assigned during absence.

17. Organizes time to successfully accommodate documentation, meetings, caseload, etc. Uses non-patient care time for the benefit of the program.

18. Informs supervisor about significant developments in the following areas in a timely manner: unusual patient or physician problems, incidents of injury to patients or self, scheduling difficulties, or defective equipment.

19. Has working knowledge of job duties and program policies and procedures. Incorporates policies and procedures into daily routine.

20. Incorporates HIPPA Regulations, Safety, Infection Control, and Emergency Procedures into treatment.

21. Carries patient load that reflects productivity standard.

22. Attends discipline, program, and other meetings as needed.

23. Assists in administrative tasks as requested.

24. Performs other duties as requested.


1. Participates in orienting, teaching, guiding and evaluating the performance of supportive personnel in conjunction with staff therapists.

2. Participates in orientation of therapists in conjunction with therapists.

3. Provides input and identifies the need for inservice education to hospital, program discipline, personnel, or outside agency.

4. Presents inservice education with handouts to discipline after continuing education course or independent study.

5. Presents case presentation to discipline.

6. Participates in peer review processes.

7. Participates in student program under guidance of Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC).


1. Meets established age and skill specific competencies.

2. Identifies own learning needs with assistance from Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC) or supervisor and assists in developing plan for enhancing skills.

3. Attends hospital, program, and discipline specific inservices.

4. Completes continuing education annually.


Establishes a beneficial, positive and effective relationship with patients, family members, caregivers, physicians, co-workers, supervisors and the public.

Adheres to customer service standards.

Commitment to Program Goals
Demonstrates an interest in improving and developing the program to ensure the standard of quality patient care is achieved.

Works as a team member to assist the program as functioning as a cohesive unit.

Demonstrates flexibility and a positive attitude in adapting to change in the workplace.

Willing to adjust work schedule to accommodate the needs of the program. Works in other programs as needed.

Demonstrates reliable pattern of attendance to maintain continuity in patient care and program operations.

Presents professional image in accordance to hospital standards in attire, personal hygiene and designated work area.