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Providence Health & Services Physical Therapist in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Physical Therapist, (Per diem/Day Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.

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We are seeking a Physical Therapis t who is responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice in accordance with regulatory agencies and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The Physical Therapist demonstrates proficient clinical knowledge and skills in providing and initiating treatment programs for individuals with physical impairments. Utilizing a collaborative team approach, the physical therapist accurately assesses patients' needs: identifies and initiates appropriate physical therapy interventions. Providing care to; pediatric, adolescent, young, middle and older adult patients.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Comply with hospital, department, and unit standards, including but not limited to, safety, infection control, quality management, confidentiality, mandatory education, and competencies

  • Facilitate teamwork and effective communication between physicians, staff, and administration by participating in an environment characterized by the core values of Providence

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

  • Demonstrating flexibility adjusting to changes in patient acuity and workload

  • Participating in committees and special projects as assigned

  • Identifying risk management issues, taking appropriate actions, and communicating unresolved issues through the appropriate channels

  • Participate in the provision of care:

  • Perform patient assessments

  • Formulate goal directed plans of care based on patient outcomes

  • Initiate, individualize, and modifies plans of care

  • Collaborate with other services

  • Implement care based on department, hospital, and national standards:

  • Follow established protocols and procedures

  • Follow APTA and California PT Board Licensing guidelines

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

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

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

  • Perform treatments in lymphedema and wound care

  • Utilize equipment such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation devices, TENS, light therapy and laser therapy

  • Establish physical therapy goals (short and long term), plan of treatment and rehab potential in conjunction with the patient, their support system, and other members of the interdisciplinary team to select the most appropriate program for individual patients, based on patient needs and capabilities. Formulates an appropriate discharge plan, re-evaluates the patient, and adjusts goals and plan when necessary

  • Identify patient/family/caregiver learning needs and provides appropriate education

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

  • Area of specialty may include, but not limited to: Orthopedics, Stroke/Neurologic, Oncology, Lymphedema, ICU, Cardiac, Parkinson’s (LSVT-BIG), NICU/Infant, Post-Surgical, Pediatrics, Wound Care and Vestibular

  • Practice stewardship in the delivery of care reflecting financial goals of the organization:

  • Use available resources efficiently

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

  • Prioritize commitments and manages multiple tasks effectively

  • Meet established productivity standards of the department

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in regards to:

  • Attendance and punctuality

  • Comply with department minimum shift requirements and time off procedures

  • Positive customer service; compassionate care, and effective teamwork

  • Obtain necessary knowledge and skills needed to maintain competence

  • Complete all mandatory requirements including current licensure and BLS/RQI

  • Meet all regulatory compliance standards (e.g. Joint Commission, Title 22, and HIPAA)

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

  • Specific to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) assignment:

  • Participate in NICU discharge planning conferences, case and family conferences, and discharge planning activities

  • Coordinate with CCS Case Manager for referral to CCS-Paneled provider or CCS Medical Therapy Unit (MTU) for patients who continue to require therapy services after hospital discharge


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree from Accredited Physical Therapy Program

  • California State Physical Therapy License

  • BLS/RQI certificate

  • Require good working knowledge of general and specialized clinical equipment

  • Require ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks

  • Require ability to organize and prioritize work, completes assignments on time

  • Require ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative working relationship with patients, families and coworkers

  • Require ability to type and use a computer efficiently.

  • Require the ability to work effectively independently and with a team

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree from Accredited Physical Therapy Program

  • D.P.T. from Accredited Physical Therapy Program

  • Previous experience in an adult physical disability setting

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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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-Torrance

Req ID: 309260