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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Physical Therapy & Rehab Clinic in Petaluma, California

We are looking for a Physical Therapist for the Physical Therapy Department at Providence Petaluma Valley Hospital. Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

Up to $10,000 sign-on bonus and relocation assistance services for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits (now including Pet Insurance!) and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Location: Petaluma, CA

Work Schedule: Part time - 24 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Variable shift

Job Summary:

The practice of Physical Therapy shall include assessment, treatment planning and implementation, education, communication and demonstration of leadership to address the needs of patients, their families and caregivers as well as to promote and demonstrate a positive working relationship among professionals and ancillary staff. Competencies in line with our core values that are the cornerstone of all activities performed by our employees include communication and interpersonal relations; continuous learning, improvement, accountability and teamwork; patient/customer focus and adaptability and community involvement and stewardship.

Essential Functions:

  • Able to comprehensively assess the functional needs of the patient and sets appropriate goals for each patient. Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as needed. Provides reassessment of patient’s functional needs and adjusts care plan as indicated to ensure optimal patient outcome.

  • Demonstrates understanding of Medi-Care guidelines and regulations relating to medical necessity, sustained functional improvement, reasonable frequency and duration of treatments and procedures for documentation.

  • Establishes measurable short and long term goals within reasonable time frames. Consistently works to achieve functional goals by selecting appropriate therapeutic methods and shows this progression toward goals in daily documentation. Educates patients, family and caregivers concerning diagnosis, goals and individual home programs.

  • Demonstrates professional, appropriate verbal and written communication skills with patients’ treating physician and other associated personnel.

  • Adheres to rules regarding standards of best practice and ethics of regulatory agencies. Complies with current licensure laws and rules related to aides and assistants. Assures that licensure requirements for annual renewal are met in a timely manner.

  • Adheres to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, core values, quality and improvement programs, and safety, environmental and infection control standards.

  • Maintains patients’ medical record, and any other patient related documents, accurately, completely, neatly and confidentially, in a timely manner.

  • Provides direction and leadership to support staff, new hires, students and new graduates.

  • Promotes professional growth and development, personally and throughout the department and organization with educational programs, current research, in-service meetings and workshops.

  • Demonstrates competence in fit and function of assistive and orthotic devices.

  • Stroke Program – Takes an active role in job specific stroke education and training.

  • Performs other duties as assigned to support the department’s objectives.

Skills:

  • Interpersonal skills.

  • Communication (written and verbal) skills.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Knowledge of practice and principles of Physical Therapy.

  • Skilled in critical thinking and problem solving.

  • Ability to seek and gain new knowledge and abilities.

  • Ability to assess the functional needs of the patient and set appropriate goals.

  • Understanding of Medi-Care guidelines and regulations.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Coursework/Training - Graduation from accredited physical therapy school.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • California License or Eligibility.

  • Current CPR certification.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: 2 years experience as a licensed Physical Therapist. However, outstanding new graduates considered.

  • Occasional weekend requirements

  • Flexiblity to provide some clerical support to a small outpatient program

Providence St. Joseph Health (Providence) has worked for decades to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County facilities aligned with Providence include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center. In addition, the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital and 43-bed Healdsburg Hospital are secular (non-religious) affiliates of Providence. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group doing business as St. Joseph Health Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network (post-acute care services). We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.

Providence provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Providence complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Sonoma County Entities

Category: Physical Therapy

Req ID: R357925