Physical Therapist - PACE

US-CA-Lywood
Job ID
2017-4479
Category
Clinical Services

Overview

This position provides services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease as they restore, maintain and promote overall fitness and health.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Assess, plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
  2. Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit and to meets the patient's goals and needs.
  3. Administers manual exercises: instructing, encouraging and assisting patients in performing physical activities, functional activities, gait and daily-living activities and in using assistive and all applicable supportive devices.
  4. Administers physical therapy treatments by utilizing physical agent modalities-moist packs/heating pads, cold packs, TENS, EMS, ultrasound machine and traction; directing treatments given by assistants.
  5. Direct or supervise group rehabilitation activities.
  6. Provide information to the patient about the proposed intervention, its material risks and expected benefits and any reasonable alternatives.
  7. Document in accordance with AltaMed PACE departmental guidelines and within the established time frames.
  8. Completes assessments and collaborate with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers to establish an integrated individualized plan of care.
  9. Designs home exercise programs, recommending and/or providing assistive equipment, instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs that, if followed, will assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge from therapy.
  10. Develops physical therapy assistants and aides by providing information, guidance, training and conducting in-service training programs.
  11. Maintains patient confidence and by keeping information confidential.
  12. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with company’s policies and procedures, rules, and regulations.
  13. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  14. Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  15. Perform all other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  1. Physical Therapist license issued by the State of California Physical Therapy Board coupled with a minimum of 1 year of experience working with the frail, elderly and disabled populations required.
  2. Current CPR/First Aid certification also required.
  3. Bilingual English/Spanish/Cantonese/Mandarin preferred.

 

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