Physical Therapist

St. Joseph Health Petaluma , CA 94999

Posted 2 months ago

Location: Petaluma Valley Hospital - Petaluma, Ca

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: 8 hour, Day

Summary:

The staff Physical Therapist serves primarily in a patient care capacity plus completes additional duties. General clinical responsibilities include patient evaluation, treatment planning and implementation, documentation, team communication and participation in discharge planning.

Additional responsibilities may include assignments in management and administrative functions, personnel supervision and/or clinical education. The Physical Therapist II participates in programmatic inservice training, clinical education programs, provides family training, and performs duties as assigned by the Department Manager to promote optimal patient care and program functioning.

Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensively assesses the functional needs of the patient and sets appropriate goals for the patient. Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as needed. Reassesses patient's functional needs and adjusts care plan as indicated to ensure optimal patient outcome.

  • Demonstrates understanding of medicare regulations as they relate to medical necessity, sustained functional improvement, reasonable frequency and duration of treatments and documentation procedures. Uses advanced beneficiary notification procedure when appropriate.

  • Establishes measurable STG & LTG with time frames in appropriate sequence. Consistently works to achieve functional goals seen in daily documentation and selecting appropriate therapeutic methods to accomplish treatment goals. Educates patient and family concerning diagnosis, goals and home program.

  • Demonstrates professional, appropriate verbal and written communication skills with client's/patient's treating physician and other associated health care personnel.

  • Adheres to the rules regarding standards of practice and ethics of regulatory agencies. Complies with current licensure laws and rules related to aides and assistants. Assures that licensure requirements for annual renewal are met in a timely manner.

  • Adheres to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality and improvement programs, and safety, environmental, and infection control standards.

  • Maintains client's/patient's medical record accurately, completely, neatly and in a timely manner. (The record should contain current prescription, initial evaluation, daily notes, progress notes, any patient precautions or complications, discharge summary, etc.) Also completes accurately any other patient related correspondence.

  • Provides direction and leadership to support staff, students and new graduates

  • Enhances professional growth and development of self and others through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.

  • Manages and safeguards patients/clients with medical complications appropriately.

  • Demonstrates clinical teaching skills including orientation and training of new staff and students, and presentation of at least one inservice per year.

  • Demonstrates knowledge performance in one or more discipline specialty or advanced skill areas. Coaches other staff in specialty.

  • Assists with or assumes responsibility upon request for the leadership and decision-making of the department in the absence of the manager. Makes appropriate decisions within this leadership role.

  • Demonstrates competence in design and/or manufacture, and /or adjustment of assistive or orthotic devices for the client/patient.

Qualifications:

Education: Graduation from an accredited physical therapy school.

Experience: No experience required, will train.

License / Certification: California license or eligible.

Preferred Position Qualifications:
One year of rehabilitation experience.

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The people of St.

Joseph Health have worked for 53 years to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St.

Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters and continued through the St.

Joseph Health Ministry of extending the healing ministry of Jesus to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services.

Sonoma County entities aligned with St.

Joseph Health include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center, as well as the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group, as well as the St.

Joseph Home Care Network. We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.

St.

Joseph Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

In addition to federal law requirements, St.

Joseph Health complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training..

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.



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