Physical Therapy Job In Lodi, California
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DEPARTMENT: Therapy Services
TITLE: Physical Therapist I
REPORTS TO: Director of Therapy Services
SUMMARY: The Physical Therapist I evaluates, plans, implements and treats patients to help restore function, according to the principles and practices of physical therapy. Physical therapists develop treatment plans and goals with treatment strategy, purpose and outcomes using various modalities, exercises, treatments, interventions and teaching to expedite recovery. Demonstrates the ability to meet the needs and provide service to all age groups-infancy through geriatrics. Competent in providing service for all age groups – infancy through geriatrics. Competent in providing services for the culturally diverse population Lodi Health serves.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
1. Graduate from a school approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.
2. Current licensure as a physical therapist licensed in the State of California.
3. Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification.
1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, co-workers, patient families, physicians, and a wide variety of health care individuals.
2. Ability to organize work with little supervision.
3. Good written and verbal communication skills.
1. Recent experience in therapy in an acute care environment, acute therapy unit and/or out patient setting.
2. Specialty certification (Lodi Health areas of interest).
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Demonstrates adherence to the hospital, personnel and department policies and procedures.
2. Demonstrates performance of the competencies in accordance with the established standard policies and procedures of the department.
3. Provides a safe working environment for patients, visitors, and employees. Assesses risks to patient safety and notifies immediate supervisor so that appropriate precautions can be implemented according to hospital policies and procedures.
4. Demonstrates accurate and complete documentation of the patient’s condition, and notifies physician when patient's condition warrants intervention.
5. Acts as patients advocate, and maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
6. Attends staff meetings and participates in the Performance Improvement Program.
7. Maintains and enhances professional growth and development through seminars, continuing education classes, conferences and professional journals.
8. Provides assessments, evaluations, plan of care and treatments according to the patient's therapy needs.
9. Provides professional consultation to the medical staff, patients and family.
10. Participates in department and hospital education programs.
11. Delegates tasks and supervises physical therapists assistants, physical therapy techs and physical therapy aides.
12. Provides instructions in therapeutic procedures to be continued by the patient.
13. Maintains and cares for equipment and supplies. Documents maintenance and repairs.
14. Assists in training of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant students.
15. Maintains established standards of productivity.
1. Conducts hospital and department business in an ethical and lawful manner, and willing to report any knowledge of real or potential fraud or abuse according to the Lodi Health Compliance Code of Conduct.
2. Will not use or disclose individually identifiable health information of patients over and above that which is minimally required to perform your assigned position responsibilities.
1. Typical therapy environment for both inpatient and outpatient physical therapy activities. Occasionally travels among facility campuses.
2. Potential exposure to infectious diseases, bloodborne pathogens, and hazardous substance.
Must exhibit extremity mobility and strength. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds safely. Physical capacity and manual dexterity for reaching, bending, climbing, pushing, and pulling for handling patients and equipment and for documenting and filing records.
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of the Director designee, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Lodi Health is a private, not-for-profit health system that strives to improve the quality of life in the community it serves - both in and beyond its walls. As a non-profit, unaffiliated health system, Lodi Health is able to reinvest in talent, technology and physicians to ensure patients receive quality and very personal care.
Since April of 1952 when the Lodi Memorial Hospital's doors first opened, until today, Lodi Health has evolved to meet the changing community's need. In 1952, there were 14,000 residents in Lodi. Today there are 65,000, and the area served beyond Lodi's boundaries has grown to more than a quarter million people.
Over the last 63 years, a lot has changed at Lodi Memorial Hospital. New buildings and wings have been erected. New technologies, like robotic-assisted surgery, have been introduced. Quality physicians and dedicated nurses have worked round the clock. Lodi Memorial Hospital became Lodi Health to encompass all of its services that provide the quality health care you need with the compassion and personal attention you want from the first day of your life and every day thereafter.
Our vision is to be the first choice for health care by providing the highest level of quality, care access, wellness and affordability through partnerships with patients, staff, physicians and the community we serve.
Now, Lodi Health is pleased to join the Adventist Health family, which allows for even greater service in Lodi and its surrounding communities.