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Physical Therapist - OSNC

at Tri-City Medical Center

Posted: 11/19/2019
Job Reference #: 7839

Job Description

  • Posted Date6 months ago(6/5/2019 5:27 PM)
    FTE Status
    PD .2
    Cost Center/Dept
    7095 - OSNC
    Work Schedule
  • Overview

    Position Summary:

    The Physical Therapist is responsible for evaluation and treatment of patients; supervises Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides in direct patient care and related activities

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provides physical therapy evaluations and treatments
    • Treats patients according to the physician’s treatment plan
    • Communicates with supervisor and other health care interdisciplinary team members regarding patient progress, problems or plans
    • Records evaluations, daily treatment notes, monthly progress notes, discharge summaries and charge tickets timely and completely
    • Demonstrates behavior that protects the safety of self/others and of the physical plant and equipment. Follows policy when accidents occur.
    • Attends departmental, Utilization Review and other meetings as requested
    • Maintains confidentiality of patient information
    • Follows clinical and personnel policies
    • Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants and/or Physical Therapy Aides in direct patient care and related activities
    • Assists in training and orientation of new staff as requested
    • Consistently demonstrates professionalism, respect and confidentiality with patients and staff
    • Keeps regular clinic hours, as approved by supervisor
    • Complies with the Physical Therapy act in California
    • Demonstrates effective communication methods; either written, verbal, non-verbal or electronic
    • Follows up with front office related issues using the appropriate chain of command
    • Has a positive influence on others
    • Listens to and acknowledges the concerns of patients and co-workers. Communicates effectively with patients and co-workers, exchanging information and opinions constructively
    • Treats all patients with respect
    • Is punctual for shift. Fills out timecard correctly, obtaining authorization for overtime and schedule changes from supervisor. Observes policies regarding break/meal times, time off and calling in sick.
    • Performs all other miscellaneous job related duties as assigned
    • Makes every attempt to reduce expense & maximizes productive & revenue

    Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities

    Responsible to maintain a safe and clean environment, including department/unit based safety and infection control requirements.


    • Demonstrates behaviors that are consistent with the Medical Center’s Mission and Values and those that reflect the “Seven Standards of Service Excellence”.
    • Performs job responsibilities in an ethical, compliant manner consistent with the Medical Center’s values, policies, procedures and code of conduct.
    • Works well with team members toward a common purpose. Reinforces the efforts and goals of the work group. Supports the team’s decisions, regardless of individual viewpoint.
    • Demonstrates flexibility in schedules and assignments in order to meet the needs of the Work Unit/Department.
    • Utilizes, maintains, and allocates equipment and supplies in a cost effective and efficient manner. Improves productivity through proper time management
    • Seeks feedback from customers and team members in order to identify and improve processes and outcomes.


    • Thorough knowledge of physical therapy principles and practices
    • Working knowledge and competent usage of Microsoft Office
    • Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to perform the tasks required
    • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, physicians, staff and families
    • Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgement, discretion and decision making
    • Ability to work effectively in a team and foster a team building approach with co-workers
    • Currently licensed as a Physical Therapist in California
    • CPR Certified, required


    • Current BCLS certification required