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Physical Therapy
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Job Description

The Physical Therapist displays and practices a work-style that reflects the mission, vision and values of the Rehabilitation Services Department, as well as the Organization. Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures, including the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.


Essential Functions
• Screens for clinical needs by reviewing medical history, performing systems review, and applying screening tests and measures.
• Performs evidence based examinations by obtaining patient history, selecting appropriate tests, measures and performing regular re-examinations.
• Identifies impairments, functional limitations and disability based on examination data.
• Provides interventions to address therapeutic diagnosis, defines expected intensity, duration of therapy and makes recommendations for discharge.
• Establishes a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family, updates the plan of care based on patient’s response.
• Provides education to patient/family/caregiver regarding purpose of activity, use of equipment, home exercise and activity.
• Applies valid and reliable outcomes measures, seeks feedback from patient, family and others.
• Completes documentation in a timely manner that contains all necessary information that meets all regulatory and insurance guidelines. Documentation and signatures are legible. Uses only approved abbreviations.
• Collaborates with Physicians, and other health care team members regarding patient treatment plan, progress and change in status.
• Able to manage a number of patients at the same time with high energy and organization.
• Oversees the clinical work of the Physical Therapist Assistant and Rehabilitation Aide.
• Meets department standards for productivity.
• Participates in outside continuing education and incorporates information into practice.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience
• Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of California, or eligible and applied for licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of California.
• Current BLS certification.


Skills or Other Qualifications
• Critical thinking, ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions.
• Ability to communicate effectively on the patient’s behalf.
• Work well 1:1 and in a team to obtain better than expected outcomes.
• Possesses a knowledge of the business of healthcare along the continuum of care, clinical decision support data analysis/synthesis, and quality improvement, regulatory and legislative issues.
• Self-directed individual with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines, excellent attention to detail, and maintain a high level of work quality.
• Proven ability to interface with all customer levels (physicians, Organizational staff, insurance companies, patients and family members).
• Decisive and capable of exercising good judgment under pressure.
• Qualified bilingual or multilingual candidates.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, plus healthcare database systems

About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Located on the bayside bluffs overlooking Newport Beach, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian stands atop the list of the finest medical facilities in Southern California. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is a 511-bed acute care, not-for-profit hospital that provides a quality work environment and quality lifestyle. This unique combination provides an enriching environment like no other.

A quality work environment and quality lifestyle enables our nurses to chart a satisfying course for every area of their lives - professional, family, friends and personal pursuits. Along with Hoag's commitment and family-oriented approach to providing the highest quality patient care, there is an indisputable pride in the way we fulfill our healing mission.

We invite you to be a part of the dynamic and rewarding career opportunities available at our top-rated medical facility, while enjoying the added luxury of the renowned Southern California lifestyle.

Take a look inside and we believe you'll see why there is no place like Hoag.

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