JOB SUMMARY: This position will support LLUMC's strategic plan and the organization's mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, while embracing the core values of Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Wholeness. Reports to the Physical Therapist-Senior. The Physical Therapist assesses, plans, implements prescribed physical therapy treatments and supervises individual patient care. Provides quality services autonomously in a Hospital setting. Assists patients to prevent disability and aims toward the promotion of maximal patient/caregiver participation. Responsible for his/her recovery program following disease, injury, surgery or loss of a body part. Provides care according to Physical Therapy, Medical Center policies and procedures and the application of treatment techniques in accordance with discipline specific designated practice act. Provides in-patients services under physician's orders. Supervises Physical Therapy Assistant upon request. Participates in case conferences and discharge planning meetings and coordinates with Case Manager for the patient who may continue to require Physical Therapy services after hospital discharge. Performs other duties as needed.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS: Fluent in written and verbal English. Ability to speak clearly to gather information, hear on phone and in person. Ability to independently operate required equipment, assessment tools, HME equipment, automobile, copy machine, fax machine, answer telephone, and use of a Thomas Guide. Basic computer skills, familiarity with Windows Operating Systems preferred. Good communication skills with team members, patients and caregivers, physicians and general public. Cooperates with management and other associates in achieving organizational and department goals. Consistently demonstrates constructive interpersonal skills with staff, colleagues, patients and other customers (i.e. explores differing viewpoints and discusses solutions). Demonstrates empathy, warmth, responsibility, initiative, tact, objectivity, flexibility and creativity. Interact professionally and appropriately with others. Flexible with daily patient schedule, able to do several tasks simultaneously, attention detail, and ability to make favorable impressions, able to problem solve, reason and concentrate. Follows verbal and/or written instructions with minimum supervision. Quick thinking. Accepts and integrates clinical and administrative feedback and guidance. Ability to calculate, manipulates, interprets and analyzes numbers. Assesses, evaluates, and synthesizes accumulated facts and figures to determine the correct action/intervention. Graduate from an accredited Physical Therapy program required. Currently licensed by the Physical Therapy Board of California and CCS-Paneled if work on Pediatric Rehabilitation or CCS paneling within twelve months hired in to Pediatric Program. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.