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Physical Therapist - FT/PT (Sign On Bonus - $5k to $10k) (Healthcare & Medical)
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Recruited by: Marco Martinez | Recruiter | VibrantCare Rehabilitation See all my Jobs

  • Hiring Company: VibrantCare Rehabilitation
  • Industry: Healthcare & Medical
  • Compensation: to be determined
  • Expires: Feb 10, 17
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Job Description

VibrantCare Rehabilitation a regional outpatient physical therapy group has a need for a full or part time Physical Therapist at our Santa Cruz center. Our multi-therapist team is looking for an additional Physical Therapist to help with our growth! We offer an excellent working environment, flexible working hours and aquatic therapy! New graduates are welcomed to apply! We offer a structured mentorship program. Immigration assistance and relocation are available if needed.

Job Summary:
Implements, with minimal supervision, high-quality physical therapy services for patients, caregivers and facilities in accordance with the principals and practices of physical therapy and policies and procedures. Develops treatment plans, supervises assistants and aides, contributes to case management, and provides quality patient care. Maintains positive level of interaction with facilities and clients. Enhances and expands client relations with facilities and their staff.

Essential Functions:
• Understand appropriate state Practice Act and adhere to the laws which govern how Physical Therapists may practice and whom Physical Therapist may supervise.
• Complete Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training on a yearly basis and adhere to standards set forth in OSHA standards and other governmental regulations.
• Evaluate, treat, and direct treatment for patients for whom physical therapy is medically necessary. Document this need clearly.
• Maintain ongoing documentation in which goals, progress toward functional goals, and medical necessity are clearly stated.
• Complete all required documentation (pre-certifications, physicians reports, daily notes, charge tickets, etc.) legibly, appropriately and in a timely fashion in order to meet facility, physician and payor deadlines.
• Maintain open and respectful communication with co-workers, physicians, patients, family members, and third party payors at all times.
• Attend and/or participate in facility meetings as directed by Center Manager (may include utilization review, infection control, disaster preparedness, etc.)

Additional Responsibilities:
• Utilize time efficiently and effectively to meet productivity requirements of the facility.
• Participate in and present clinical in-services.
• Maintain current awareness of general changes in the health care and specific issues impacting the practice of physical therapy.
• Play a significant role in specific area of center operations as agreed upon between employee and Center Manager.

Required Skills & Abilities:
• Ability to work effectively as a team member.
• Leadership skills sufficient to effectively direct and supervise the activities of assistants and aides in delivering quality care to patients. Includes coaching and teaching skills.
• Strong organizational, time management and planning skills.
• Effective clinical problem solving skills (ex. identify and prioritize issues in responsive manner, develop and execute sound, innovative action plans, ensure appropriate results, etc.).
• Strong communication skills for accurate, concise, and organized oral and written presentations of information to patients and staff.
• Computer skills for effective management reporting including billing, payroll, etc.

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to lift patients using appropriate biomechanical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds dead weight alone
• Ability to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a work day/shift
• Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to evaluate, diagnose and monitor patient needs and to maintain accurate records, recognize people and provide directions
• Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions
• Ability to push wheeled equipment through the facility and in the community
• Possess fine motor skills for legible and accurate writing of reports, charting, scheduling, daily correspondence and presentations, either manually or through use of dictation equipment
• Possess fine motor skills for effective and efficient handling of diagnostic or therapeutic equipment

Required Credentials:
• Must be a graduate of an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) accredited school of physical therapy.
• State licensure/registration where applicable.
• Must be eligible for licensure or working towards licensure