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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health In-Patient Acute Care Physical Therapist in Apple Valley, California

Physical Therapist - In-Patient Acute Care Physical Therapist

Location: Apple Valley

Work Schedule: Full Time – 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Evaluates, plans, directs and administers medically prescribed physical therapy programs in the hospital to restore function and prevent disability following disease or injury, or loss of body part. Assists patient to reach his/her maximum performance and assume a place in society while learning to live within the limits of his/her capabilities. The staff Physical Therapist also assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of those patients being treated by Physical Therapy Assistants and may be assigned to orient staff and students and to assume the duties and responsibilities of the supervisor in the absence of that individual. Performs administrative duties and participates in department Performance Improvement, Infection Control, Safety and Education programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Coursework/Training Graduate of the American Physical Therapy Association training program.

  • Coursework/Training Foreign trained applicants must complete successful entry level educational equivalency review.

  • Current California Physical Therapy license.

  • Foreign Trained Physical Therapist - Current California Physical Therapy license within 9 months of hire date.

  • Current BCLS.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in acute care, skilled nursing facility, outpatient, or sub-acute care settings.

Our best-in-class benefits (https://covenanthealth.jobs/employee-benefits/) are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our mission (https://www.covenanthealth.org/about-us/mission-vision-and-values/) of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care hospital with 213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of the region's largest employers serving communities of the High Desert. The facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St. Joseph Health System in 1992.

This facility has the only Neonatal Care Unit in the High Desert Accredited by California Children Services and has been granted approval as a Special Hospital with the California Children's Services Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. St. Mary was accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving Center in 2018, the only stroke-receiving center in the High Desert.

The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this Hospital are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and Vascular Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services, Women & Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Company: St. Mary Medical Center

Category: Physical Therapy

Req ID: R359013