Location: Lancaster, CA
We're looking for a compassionate, forward-thinking Licensed Physical Therapist who excels at assessing patients' strengths and weaknesses and devising creative but effective treatment plans to get injured workers back to work in a timely manner.
Compensation will be based on experience.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure delivery of high quality patient care services.
Perform direct patient care, including evaluation of musculoskeletal, neurological and other physical problems.
Support and encourage multidisciplinary coordination of treatment.
Ensure proper documentation of patient care.
Implement effective communication with own and other departments' staff, with medical staff and patients to ensure coordinated efforts and provision of high quality service and optimal patient care.
Plan, design, implement and interpret specific physical therapy treatment programs for patients to facilitate the patient's recovery and attainment of maximum physical potential.
Educate patients in the proper care and use of supports and performance of exercise programs.
Perform or delegate patient treatment to include modalities, therapeutic exercises, gait training and hydrotherapy.
Follow appropriate documentation and reporting procedures.
Work closely with the physician to ensure comprehensive delivery of services and quality patient care.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles, practices, standards and techniques of physical therapy.
Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.
Knowledge of use and maintenance of physical therapy equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
Skill in developing and maintaining patient care records and writing reports.
Skill in time management, planning and workload control.
Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective communication and working relationships with Management, patients, medical staff and the general public.
Detail oriented and organized.
Excellent people skills.
Ability to motivate and work effectively with others.
Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
Degree from an APTA approved school of physical therapy and approved by the Physical Therapy Examining Committee of the State.