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Physical Therapist I

Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 76701 Date posted 10/14/2016
Requisition ID: 76701
  • Facility: Sharp Chula Vista Medical Ctr
  • City: Chula Vista
  • Department: Acute PT
  • Category: Physical Therapy Jobs
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Shift Start: 8 AM
  • Shift End Time: 4:30 PM

Location

This position is located in Chula Vista, CA in San Diego County

 

Hours

8 hour shifts; full-time position to work Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; regular days off will be Tuesday and Wednesday

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Current California Physical Therapy license
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Excellent communication skills and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team oriented environment

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Graduate of an approved professional school or graduate of an accredited college or university with a certificate in Physical Therapy
  • Experience working in Acute Care Hospital/Skilled Nursing setting
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Summary

The Physical Therapist I evaluates, plans, directs and administers physical therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician.  Assists patients in reaching their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.  Participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department, and participates in CQI activities when requested.

Sharp Chula Vista's Rehabilitation Services department is committed to offering quality services that advance healing, minimize disability and enhance quality of life.  Highly-trained therapists' have specialties that include balance and vestibular therapy, chronic pain and lymphedema therapy.  We see a good mix of diagnoses including Ortho, Neuro and general medical patients.  In addition, our rehab team provides treatment to patients at the adjacent Skilled Nursing Unit (Birch Patrick).  We also have a busy Out-Patient/Sports Medicine clinic across the street from the hospital.  In servicing an ethnically diverse patient population, we have therapists and support staff that speak English, Spanish and Tagalog.  Department staff have a strong work ethic, a passion for service quality and patient satisfaction, and take great pride in being one of the most productive and efficient departments in the Sharp Chula Vista Hospital.

EssentialPhysical Requirements may include

  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Twisting (trunk)
  • Twisting (neck)
  • Bending (waist)
  • Flexing/Extending (neck)
  • Gripping/Grasping
  • Fine Manipulation / Pinching
  • Reaching below shoulder level
  • Reaching above shoulder level
  • Kneeling
  • Squatting
  • Bed mobilization (scooting / rolling)
  • Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)
  • Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer
  • Car transfers
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Push/Pull over 100 pounds
  • Carrying up to 25 pounds

Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Keywords: 49365, Physical Therapist I, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy, PT

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