Senior Physical Therapist

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Senior Physical Therapist

Senior Physical Therapist

Primary Location Martinez, California

Job Number 1106242

Date posted 09/12/2022


Under the supervision of the Rehabilitation Services Director or designee, provides independent physical therapy management for patients. Assists in the creation, execution, and evaluation of departmental patient care programs while offering physical therapy services in specialized patient care clinics.

Assessing patients and interpreting evaluation results to ascertain the kind and degree of impairment are essential responsibilities. establishes treatment objectives and plans care to meet those objectives. starts the process of physical therapy discharge planning. Implements the treatment plan by directly treating the patient, delegating some of the treatment plan's responsibilities to suitable supported staff, and, if necessary, coordinating the treatment program with other medical professionals.

Counsel and information to the patient's family. evaluates clinical indicators and symptoms on a regular basis to assess the success of treatment, the degree to which patients are making progress toward their goals, and the necessity of changing goals and treatment. When a patient has benefited fully from physical therapy, the patient is released from care. provides a thorough, timely records of the treatment of physical therapy patients.

Engages in clinical research and suitable educational activities in physical therapy. participates in out-of-department clinics for specialist patient treatment. helps with the creation, execution, and evaluation of departmental patient care programs. carries out additional tasks as required in the areas of departmental projects, departmental operations, and staff education. shows ongoing improvement in achieving the standards for professional practice.

Based on operational needs as determined by departmental leadership, serves as an instructor in patient education classes or groups both inside and outside the department. meets the Rehab Director's need for a least of one departmental in-service per year, such as a journal club presentation or a normal in-service presentation. meets the Rehab Director's desire to teach PT students in a clinical setting. able to independently manage difficult patients with

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Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in physical therapy.


  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a bachelor's, masters or doctoral degree with certification in physical therapy or foreign-trained equivalent.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Licensed to practice physical therapy by the State of California by date of hire.
  • Obtain BLS prior to the employment start date.
  • Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.


Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Clinical Instructor for PT students, preferred.


Primary Location: California, Martinez, Martinez Hacienda Home Health/PT

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1

Shift: Day

Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri; Days and Hours Vary

Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM

Working Hours End: 05:00 PM

Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A20|AFSCME|UNAC-UTNC-United Therapists of Northern CA

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Specialty: Physical / Occupational Therapy

Department: Martinez Hacienda Med Offices – Physical Therapy – 0206

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time


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