Relief Physical Therapist

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
The Physical Therapist I is an entry level therapist who performs routine patient care and is responsible for all clinical aspects of assigned patient care, including evaluation and treatment, with supervision as needed. The Physical therapist I is proficient in providing basic clinical care, however is expected to seek guidance from and collaborate with senior physical therapists when evaluating and developing treatment plans for complex cases with multiple diagnoses or who have multiple treatment options. Proficient evaluating all patients assigned and developing a treatment plan which is agreed upon by physician, patient and/or caregiver. Provides physical or corrective rehabilitation or treatment of any physical condition to achieve and maintain highest functional level, including use of physical, chemical and other properties of heat, light, water, electricity, sound and massage, gait and transfer training, and active, passive and resistive range of motion/exercise. May function as CI and/or oversee/guide patient care responsibilities of Physical Therapy interns, Physical Therapy Assistants and duties of Rehabilitation Aide. May contribute to program development, performance improvement and other specialized programs.

Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Assesses and treats within CA licensing Board and American Physical Therapy Association scope of practice; provides direct patient care that meets department and professional standards of practice
  • Examines, evaluates, and tests patients with mechanical, physiological and developmental impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities or other health and movement-related conditions.
  • Develops, implements, and modifies therapeutic interventions to alleviate movement-related impairments, functional limitations and disabilities; selects and administers appropriate assessment and treatment techniques; performs age appropriate competency skills in area of practice with fundamental skills in clinical reasoning, problem-solving, and interventions.
  • Determines magnitude and impact of physical impairments or movement-related functional limitations, prognosis, plan of therapeutic intervention and appropriate frequency/duration of interventions.
  • Evaluates for, recommends, applies and, as appropriate, fabricates movement- related assistive, adaptive, protective, prosthetic and supportive devices and equipment, and trains patients in their use.
  • Organizes and maintains a patient caseload that meets/exceeds department productivity standards; schedules patients and informs manager if barriers arise
  • Ensures documentation/billing are timely, accurate and complete, including precautions, assessment, plan of care, progress notes, discharge summaries, and charges; documentation reflects patient status, participation by patient and family in goal setting
  • Discharges patient from treatment when appropriate with adequate discharge planning including discharge recommendations, equipment procurement and family training, and communicates plan to patient, family and team.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary care planning including participation in rounds and patient care conferences, communicating with and teaching other care providers; contacts community agencies as necessary to provide continuity of service between hospital and community.
  • Participates in Department, team, and discipline and/or unit meetings.

Education Qualifications
  • Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate degree required.
  • Graduation from an approved Physical Therapy curriculum.

Experience Qualifications
  • 0 -2 years clinical practice as a Physical Therapist

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge and adherence to Code of Ethics and performance standards specific to the clinician's professional organization
  • Knowledge of available equipment and vendors used in assigned area
  • Knowledge of basic business aspects of position, such as utilization management, charging practices and regulatory practice compliance;
  • Knowledge of evaluation and treatment methodologies as applied to routine patient care
  • Knowledge of legal issues affecting the clinical practice
  • Knowledge of pathologies and injuries which result in physical impairments
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, equipment and theory of the practice of clinical specialty
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and document clearly and accurately treatment goals that are realistic, measurable, appropriate, functionally based and that include patient/family input
  • Ability to develop, implement and adapt treatment programs
  • Ability to evaluate patients and interpret clinical data and make clinical judgments
  • Ability to provide appropriate care and progress treatment based on professional standards of practice, and on the needs of the specific individual, including age and developmental considerations, cultural and psychosocial issues, precautions and medical condition
  • Ability to utilize sound clinical reasoning to determine appropriate patient interventions; demonstrates good safety awareness, judgment and problem analysis and resolution
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others

Licenses and Certifications
  • BLS - Basic Life Support
  • PHYTHR - Physical Therapist required

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination


Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.