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Providence Physical Therapist in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Physical Therapist for a Per Diem/Day Shift position to Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

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We are seeking a Physical Therapist ( PT ) in Dept who will support the mission, vision, values and objective of Saint John's Health Center. Responsibilities include but are not limited to discharge planning, performing patient evaluations, establishing and implementing a plan of care, monitoring patient's progress. Demonstrate professional communication and interpersonal skills including direct, honest and compassionate behavior.

In this position you will:

  • Facilitate teamwork and effective flow of ideas by participating in an environment of trust characterized by openness, honesty, and fairness

  • Facilitate good working relationships between physicians, staff, and administration. Maintains a high level of professionalism when working with others

  • Participate in the provision of care by:

  • Perform patient assessments/data collection

  • Formulate goal directed plans of care based on patient outcomes

  • Initiate, individualize, and modify plan of care

  • Collaborate with other services

  • Implement care based on department and hospital standards

  • Follow established protocols and procedures

  • Evaluate effectiveness of care

  • Identify patient/significant other learning needs and demonstrating measures to meet these.

  • Delegate to appropriate patient care team members

  • Demonstrate applied knowledge when caring for selected patient populations including care appropriate to the age of patients served

  • Demonstrate competency in select skills including, but not limited to:

  • Perform evaluations such as wounds, strength, sensation, gait, balance and function

  • Perform techniques such as gait training, transfer training, therapeutic exercise, balance and neuromuscular re-education

  • Lymphedema management and rehabilitation of breast cancer patients

  • Utilize equipment such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation devices, TENS and whirlpools

  • Practice in a professional, collaborative, and proactive manner in all interactions with patients, visitors, physicians and staff

  • Demonstrate flexibility adjusting to changes in patient acuity and workload

  • Participate in committees and special projects

  • Identify risk management issues, taking appropriate actions, and communicating unresolved issues to the appropriate personnel

  • Practice cost effective methods in the delivery of care:

  • Use available resources efficiently

  • Demonstrate understanding of overall unit needs and using downtime to assist others

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own performance and departments performance in regards to:

  • Attendance and punctuality

  • Positive public relations image and working relationships

  • Obtain necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence

  • Complete all mandatory requirements including current licensure and BLS

  • Meet regulatory compliance standards (e.g. JCAHO, Title 22, and HIPPA.)


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree with certificate from an accredited program in Physical Therapy

  • Certificate from an accredited program in Physical Therapy

  • Current Basic Life Support certification (BLS) through the American Heart Association or American Red Cross

  • Valid PT license

  • Computer literate (Word)

  • Physical therapy modalities such as electrical stimulation, TENS, ultrasound etc

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in Acute hospital setting

  • Experience in MediTech

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines. The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Physical Therapy

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 342288