Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Lompoc


Position Summary:- This position reports to the Director of Rehabilitation Services.- The staff physical therapist plans, coordinates and implements patient care on the assigned units. Ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner consistent with the unit's standards of care.- Demonstrates performance consistent with the mission, philosophy and goals of the unit and organization; remains flexible to changing systems; expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical; treats staff, physicians, patients and families with consideration and respect.- Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life-span and the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.- Is able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age-specific needs and provide the care needed by the patient group.- Must supervisor department staff in absence of department director.- Must work well under stress or tight deadlines.- Must work well with supervisors, co-workers, patients/residents, family members and visitors.Position Duties/Responsibility:- Performs evaluations of patients- Performs treatment of patients- Maintains current documentation of patients progress/complaints- Communicates with physicians regarding patient care- Responsible for set up of treatment area and clean up following treatment- Able to interpret data from all areas of patient chart when determining patient needs- Communicates with patient and family regarding therapy goals and needs prior to discharge- Seeks continuing education appropriate to maintain up to date skill levels- Delegates care to physical therapy assistant and maintains proper supervision of patient care- Co-signs all documentation when appropriate- Responsible for educating other departments in body mechanics, CPM, and traction set-up- Able to utilize the computerized charting system.- Position Competencies.- Other duties assigned by a supervisor/director.Position Qualifications:- Education: PT with current valid California license.- Experience: One year acute or OP Rehabilitative experience, new graduate may be considered.- Cert/License: Current/valid PT License, CPR Certification and California Drivers license.- Skills/Ability: Knowledge of physical therapy treatment to patients of all ages. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Exhibits the ability to organize work assignments and follow through with accuracy; exercise good judgment; demonstrate initiative, emotional stability, tact and poise.- LVMC reserves the right to modify the minimum requirements depending on the needs of the organization.

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