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777000 Physical Therapy
Evaluates, plans and administers treatments for disabilities, injuries and diseases in accordance with a physician's order. Responsible for coordination of care to meet identified Physical Therapy needs of the patient/family; participates in the management of patient care to include identification, monitoring care delivery, advocating for the patient, evaluating outcomes, facilitating patient care across the health care continuum, and assists other team members with meeting patient needs. Is preceptor for related staff and students. Requires California State Physical Therapist License.This is a per diem position which may require flexibility of hours and is eligible for overtime pay.Education: Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Program.Experience/Training: Determined by patient care area with 1 year related practice experience preferred.Licenses/Certifications: California State Physical Therapist License of California License Applicant. American Heart Association BLS-C certification required.Skills: Physical Therapists working with Pediatric Population:1. Physical Therapy provides pediatric assessment, treatment, and family/staff consultation and education services. Patients referred for Physical Therapy by a physician will receive an evaluation that is appropriate to age, medical diagnosis, and family concerns. A treatment plan is developed from the evaluation findings. Age specific Physical therapy intervention is provided as defined by the individualized treatment plan. 2. Physical Therapy is part of the multidisciplinary pediatric team. Team members will actively involve the family and/or primary care giver when establishing goals from initial assessment, through the course of treatment and in discharge planning. A Physical therapy representative will participate in team meetings regarding pediatric patients who are receiving Physical therapy intervention.3. In collaboration with the pediatric department clinical nurse specialist and/or nurse educator, the physical therapist will provide education and consultation for pediatric staff development regarding PT related topics pertinent to overall patient care.4. Physical Therapy collaborates with other providers to facilitate the continuum of care.Example: The pediatric PT will coordinate with a CCS case manager and/or a representative of the CCS Medical Therapy Program for referral to a CCS-paneled provider or CCS MTU for the patient with a CCS-eligible condition who may continue to require physical therapy services after hospital discharge. The pediatric physical therapist will communicate with other health, education and social service providers such as the Local Education Agency, Regional Center or pediatric inpatient/outpatient programs to assure continuity of intervention.5. Physical Therapy is performed by Physical therapists (PT) and Physical therapist assistants (PTA) that are licensed by the state of California. There is at least one Physical therapist that is CCS-paneled on the hospital staff.