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Physical Therapist

Company: San Ysidro Health
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Physical Therapist (PT) is a Member of the Interdisciplinary Team of the San Diego PACE Program and is responsible for the design and implementation of a program of physical therapy for PACE patients to help them to remain independent and live safely in the community. The PT performs assessments of PACE patients and develops individualized plans of care, is responsible for determining the appropriate approach to be used in developing function to a maximum level and supervises the carrying out of the plan of care by support staff. Performs reassessments as indicated.Essential Functions of the Job: Develop and implement a program of physical therapy for patients enrolled in PACE and accessing day services that may include therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular reeducation, rehabilitation services, functional activities, gait training, orthotics training, prosthesis training, and massage. Modify the program as needed based on reevaluations and the patient population. Perform assessments of patients to determine abilities. Develop and implement an individualized plan of care to decrease or eliminate disability, increase or maintain capability for independence, and develop function to a maximum level. Ensure that the individual plan of care is being followed by qualified support staff. Provide therapies to include: muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests; treatment to relieve pain, develop or restore function; and assistance to achieve and maintain maximum performance using physical means such as exercise, massage, heat, sound, water, light or electricity. Guide patients and caregivers in the use of adaptive devices and therapeutic, creative and self-care activities for improving function. Perform reassessments as indicated. Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and modify goals as necessary. Traveling required as indicated. Conducts home, hospital, and other relevant site visits as needed, and indicated by IDT and/or Therapy Supervisor. Record and sign treatments in the patient's health record. Record, sign, and date quarterly progress notes. Review and initial all evaluations and the discharge summary. Ensure services provided are in a therapeutic setting conducive to restoring dignity and self-esteem to all patients. Ensure that required equipment and supplies for the physical therapy program are available or ordered as needed with the assistance of therapy supervisor. Keeps abreast of all regulations and standards to ensure compliance with orders or directives issued by duly constituted government/regulatory agencies (PACE, ADHC, CMS, DHCS, etc) with the assistance of the therapy supervisor and compliance director. Perform reassessments as indicated. Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and modify goals as necessary. Ensure services provided are in a therapeutic setting conducive to restoring dignity and self-esteem to all patients. Direct oversight of Physical Therapy assistants. Participate in training programs for staff and caregivers. Additional Duties and Responsibilities: Maintain and follow established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops. Adheres to and models SYH's core values and behaviors of Excellence, Empowerment, Integrity and Respect. Adheres to SYH and PACE attendance and punctuality policies and practices. Attend meetings as required and participate on committees as directed. Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. Job Requirements:Education Required:Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy if obtained prior to the year 2000; if obtained after the year 2000, then Master's Degree in PT; if obtained after the year 2015, then Doctorate of Physical Therapy.Education Preferred:DPT and specialization in therapy of disabled and aged patients.Certifications/Licenses Required: Licensed Physical Therapist in CA CA valid driver's license and reliable transportation and proof of current vehicle insurance Experience Preferred: At least one year of experience working with geriatric populations At least one year direct supervision of support staff including PTAs and Therapy Aids Equipment Used: Parallel bars. Full-view mirror. Overhead pulley and weights. Set of training stairs. Treatment table enclosed for privacy. Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and other ambulation aides. Technical Knowledge and Skills Required to Perform the Job: Knowledge of principles and methods for treatment and rehabilitation of disabilities and functional impairments. Ingenuity and imagination in adapting modalities to individual needs. Familiarity with the Older Americans Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Area Agencies on Aging. Patience and strong interpersonal skills. Excellent oral, written, and computer skills. Ability to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships and to participate in a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary team. About UsSan Ysidro Health is a Federally Qualified Health Care organization committed to providing high quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable healthcare services for the entire family. The organization was founded by seven women in search ofmedical services for their families and community. Almost 50 years later, SanYsidro Health now provides innovative care to over 108,000 patients through avast and integrated network of 47 program sites across the county. San YsidroHealth could not serve our patients without the dedication of our passionateand hardworking employees. Apply today and become a part of our mission-driven team!San Ysidro Health has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, those such as employee selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, employee programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Other details Pay Type Hourly Apply Now

Keywords: San Ysidro Health, Chula Vista , Physical Therapist, Healthcare , Chula Vista, California

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