Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California.
The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP center of excellence. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation's five largest health care systems. Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/stmarymedical for more information.
Under the general guidance of the Director of Rehab Services and Therapy Manager; administers patient evaluations, plans and implements patient treatment proficiently for all assigned patient diagnoses. Supervises Physical Therapist Assistants in performance of clinical duties.
Demonstrates exceptional time management skills in performing all assigned tasks. Demonstrates sound judgment in clinical decision making. Assists in supervision, training and orienting new staff (Level II and III only). CCS-paneled Physical Therapists will be responsible for participation in case conferences when appropriate, discharge planning activities, and coordination with the multidisciplinary team/Utilization Review Case Manager for referral to a CCS-paneled provider or CCS Medical Therapy Unit for patients who may continue to require Physical Therapy services after hospital discharge.
Level I: no prior experience required; Level II: minimum one year experience as a Physical Therapist working in a clinical setting with adult population, preferably rehabilitation; Level III: minimum five years experience as a Physical Therapist in a hospital setting with adult population, preferably rehabilitation; demonstrated leadership, initiative and ability to assume responsibility; demonstrated proficiency in all PT II skills; demonstrates one or more areas of well-developed clinical expertise that is used regularly in assigned area; demonstrates current continuing education in specialty area.
Current California Physical Therapy license or eligible for same
Healthcare Provider CPR.
Bachelor's,Master's Degree, or Doctorate Degree from a Physical Therapy institution accredited by the APTA