SLH Senior Physical Therapist
Company: Alameda Health System
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: January 18, 2023
SLH Senior Physical Therapist
- San Leandro, CA
- San Leandro Hospital
- SLH Physical Therapy
- Services As Needed / Per Diem - Day
- Allied Health
- Req #:32471-22216
- Posted:December 14, 2022SummarySUMMARY: Under limited technical
supervision, the SLH Senior Physical Therapist efficiently
evaluates and treats a broad spectrum of patients. Communicates
well with staff members, physicians, and other disciplines and
assists with program planning. The SLH Physical Therapist, Senior
uses skill, judgment and knowledge to facilitate of daily
operations. Trains and supervises a small group of physical
therapists, assistants, aides, and/or students when needed.
Performs related duties as required.DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB
FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the duties performed by
employees in this classification. However, employees may perform
other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed
are necessarily performed by each individual in the
- Confers individually and/or in team meeting with physicians,
nurses, social workers, and other health care team members about
patient status and/or discharge planning.
- Attends, participates, and contributes to in-service
- Communicates with patient and family. Educates patient, family,
other caregivers in self-care, prevention and wellness, home
exercise programs, use of equipment, and safety.
- Confers with other PT's, assistants, aides, clerical staff and
department leader as appropriate for problem solving and program
- Completes required administrative forms for leave of absences,
payroll, and statistics. Uses time clock appropriately. Completes
annual competencies, health tests, and surveys in a timely
- Documentation: Writes clear, concise, legible, and objective
information on patient evaluations, progress notes, discharge
notes, equipment orders, and insurance forms and records accurate
daily treatment attendance and charges. Utilizes electronic health
record efficiently for information gathering. Completes
documentation in a timely manner.
- Participates in gathering data for Continuing Quality
Assurance, Performance Improvement, staff surveys, etc.
- Uses appropriate safety measures body mechanics, infection
control, environmental hazard control; cleans treatment area after
- Administers comprehensive PT evaluations, using tests and
measurements appropriate for the patient's diagnosis, age, and
disabilities. Completes in a timely manner.
- Develops and implements a treatment plan using various physical
therapy procedures, equipment, modalities, and techniques to
produce positive changes in patient outcomes. Orders, recommends,
or obtains referrals for necessary assistive devices, bracing,
prosthetics, or continuation of therapy in another setting.
- Accepts responsibility for non-patient care duties, e.g. task
forces, in-service new staff, organization, which aids in the
delivery of care of the department.
- Arranges schedules to accommodate patient care when a team
member is absent. Coordinates scheduling of patients as appropriate
to the service. Assists with basic operational oversight when
department manager is absent.
- Orients and supervises new staff members and students.
Proofreads notes and supervises patient care until assured of their
competence. Helps evaluate staff PTs, PT Assistants, and PT Aides.
Evaluates students fairly and accurately with the approved clinical
evaluation tools.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education: Graduation from
an approved school of Physical Therapy.Minimum Experience: One year
of experience as a Physical Therapist as employed by Alameda Health
System; OR three to five years or more of recent experience in
another clinical setting related to the area of proposed
supervision (acute medical, rehab, SNF, or outpatient).Required
Licenses/Certifications: BLS - Basic Life Support Certification -
issued by AHA-American Heart Association.Required
Licenses/Certifications: Valid license to practice as a Physical
Therapist in the State of California.Alameda Health System is an
equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment based on race, color,
religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship
status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual
orientation, veteran status, or military background.
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