Physical Therapist (PT), Neuroscience Health Center 8 Hour Days (53778)

Stanford Health Care

Palo Alto,CA  

2020-01-20 2020-02-19
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**Physical Therapist (PT), Neuroscience Health Center 8 Hour Days (53778)**

+ Job Type:Full Time

+ FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:1.0/80

+ Shift:Days

+ Hours in Shift:8

+ Location:Palo Alto, CA

+ Req:53778

**Job Description**

Physical Therapist I

Full-Time, 8 Hour Days, Mon. - Fri.

The Physical Therapist I is an entry level therapist who performs routine patient care and is responsible for all clinical aspects of assigned patient care, including evaluation and treatment, with supervision as needed. The Physical therapist I is proficient in providing basic clinical care, however is expected to seek guidance from and collaborate with senior physical therapists when evaluating and developing treatment plans for complex cases with multiple diagnoses or who have multiple treatment options. Proficient evaluating all patients assigned and developing a treatment plan which is agreed upon by physician, patient and/or caregiver. Provides physical or corrective rehabilitation or treatment of any physical condition to achieve and maintain highest functional level, including use of physical, chemical and other properties of heat, light, water, electricity, sound and massage, gait and transfer training, and active, passive and resistive range of motion/exercise. May function as CI and/or oversee/guide patient care responsibilities of Physical Therapy interns, Physical Therapy Assistants and duties of Rehabilitation Aide. May contribute to program development, performance improvement and other specialized programs.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility entailed.

-Employees must abide by all Joint Commission requirements including, but not limited to, sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients' rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

-Employees must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-CARE Standards of the Hospital. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions.


a.Executes world class practices of service and patient care in support of C-I-CARE standards.

b.Uses C-I-CARE templates and the following components for all communication with patients and staff:

CONNECT with people by calling them their proper name, or the name they prefer (Mr., Ms., Dr.)

INTRODUCE yourself and your role

COMMUNICATE what you are going to do, how long it will take, and how it will impact the patient

ASK permission before entering a room, examining a patient or undertaking an activity

RESPOND to patient's questions or requests promptly; anticipate patient needs

EXIT courteously with an explanation of what will come next.

1.Assesses and treats within CA licensing Board and American Physical Therapy Association scope of practice; provides direct patient care that meets department and professional standards of practice

2.Examines, evaluates, and tests patients with mechanical, physiological and developmental impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities or other health and movement-related conditions.

3.Develops, implements, and modifies therapeutic interventions to alleviate movement-related impairments, functional limitations and disabilities; selects and administers appropriate assessment and treatment techniques; performs age appropriate competency skills in area of practice with fundamental skills in clinical reasoning, problem-solving, and interventions.

4.Determines magnitude and impact of physical impairments or movement-related functional limitations, prognosis, plan of therapeutic intervention and appropriate frequency/duration of interventions.

5.Evaluates for, recommends, applies and, as appropriate, fabricates movement- related assistive, adaptive, protective, prosthetic and supportive devices and equipment, and trains patients in their use.

6.Organizes and maintains a patient caseload that meets/exceeds department productivity standards; schedules patients and informs manager if barriers arise

7.Ensures documentation/billing are timely, accurate and complete, including precautions, assessment, plan of care, progress notes, discharge summaries, and charges; documentation reflects patient status, participation by patient and family in goal setting

8.Discharges patient from treatment when appropriate with adequate discharge planning including discharge recommendations, equipment procurement and family training, and communicates plan to patient, family and team.

9.Participates in interdisciplinary care planning including participation in rounds and patient care conferences, communicating with and teaching other care providers; contacts community agencies as necessary to provide continuity of service between hospital and community.

10.Participates in Department, team, and discipline and/or unit meetings

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

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Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

-Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate degree required.

-Graduation from an approved Physical Therapy curriculum.

-0 to 2 years clinical practice as a Physical Therapist

-Physical Therapist (PT) licensed by the state of California by the Physical Therapy Board of California.

-Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for health care providers issued by the American Heart Association

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

1.Knowledge and adherence to Code of Ethics and performance standards specific to the clinician's professional organization

2.Knowledge of available equipment and vendors used in assigned area

3.Knowledge of basic business aspects of position, such as utilization management, charging practices and regulatory practice compliance;

4.Knowledge of evaluation and treatment methodologies as applied to routine patient care

5.Knowledge of legal issues affecting the clinical practice

6.Knowledge of pathologies and injuries which result in physical impairments

7.Knowledge of principles, methods, equipment and theory of the practice of clinical specialty

8.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

9.Ability to develop and document clearly and accurately treatment goals that are realistic, measurable, appropriate, functionally based and that include patient/family input

10.Ability to develop, implement and adapt treatment programs

11.Ability to evaluate patients and interpret clinical data and make clinical judgments

12.Ability to provide appropriate care and progress treatment based on professional standards of practice, and on the needs of the specific individual, including age and developmental considerations, cultural and psychosocial issues, precautions and medical condition

13.Ability to utilize sound clinical reasoning to determine appropriate patient interventions; demonstrates good safety awareness, judgment and problem analysis and resolution

14.Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others

Our Mission: To Care, To Educate, To Discover

Our Vision for the SHC Experience: Healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time

SHC does not discriminate on the basis of Ancestry, Age, Color, Disability, Genetic information, Gender, gender identity, or gender expression, Marital status, Medical condition, Military or veteran status, National origin, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual orientation.
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