Physical Therapist - Whittier Hills

Whittier Hills
Whittier California
Full Time
 
Whittier Hills Healthcare Center, located just southeast of Los Angeles, is seeking a full time Physical Therapist to join our wonderful in house therapy team. We are proud of our excellent therapy, nursing and facility teams and our beautiful gym and outdoor therapy spaces.  We can offer you a highly competitive compensation package, a stable in-house team, excellent clinical and operational support, the freedom to implement the programs you believe will best serve the needs of your patients, and many career growth opportunities with our growing organization.
 

Whittier Hills receives support from Ensign Services who provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 180 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. Help us build something great and share in the Ensign experience with these in-house facility teams where our core values of  ownership, passion for learning, loving one another, and celebration are evident every day. Be sure to ask us about facility specific specialty programs like Heart PARC, Abilities Care, Music & Memory, Alter G, Big & Loud, and opportunities for you to continue learning and receive focused program training to enhance your therapy career. 

 

Duties:   
  • Screen and/or evaluate patients 
  • Develop effective treatment plans and obtain approval for services from referring physician
  • Treat patients according to the physician treatment plan
  • Supervise Physical Therapy Assistants and/or Occupational Therapy Aides in direct patient care and patient related activities, following state practice act and adherence to facility Supervision Policy and Procedure Matrix
  • Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans
  • Participate in Patient Care Conferences, Utilization Review meetings and Rehabilitation Conferences
  • Participate in in service training program for other staff in the facility
  • Record evaluations, daily treatment notes, weekly progress notes, HCFA 700 & 701, per the facility’s policy and procedure
  • Record treatment changes daily per policy and procedure
  • Instruct patient’s families or nursing staff in maintenance programs
  • Participate in discharge planning
  • Coordinates necessary durable medical equipment for patients to facilitate safety and independence in mobility; i.e., braces, walkers, canes, elevated toilet seats and grab bars
  • Report any problems with department equipment so that it is maintained in good working order
  • Comply with the Physical Therapy Practice Act in the state and the facility’s policy and procedures
Experience/Qualifications:
Licensed Physical Therapist
This position is open to PTs at all experience levels.
 
Desired Skills: 
  • Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide
  • Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice
  • Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity
  • Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to make a constructive impact on organizational excellence
  • Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department
 
Whittier Hills Healthcare Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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Last updated 2022-06-06
 
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