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PACE Physical Therapist (Vista)

Company: San Ysidro Health Center
Location: Vista
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Physical Therapist (PT) is a Member of the Interdisciplinary Team of the San Diego PACE Program and is responsible for the design and implementation of a program of physical therapy for PACE patients to help them to remain independent and live safely in the community. The PT performs assessments of PACE patients and develops individualized plans of care, is responsible for determining the appropriate approach to be used in developing function to a maximum level and supervises the carrying out of the plan of care by support staff. Performs reassessments as indicated.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Develop and implement a program of physical therapy for patients enrolled in PACE and accessing day services that may include therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular reeducation, rehabilitation services, functional activities, gait training, orthotics training, prosthesis training, and massage. Modify the program as needed based on reevaluations and the patient population.
  • Perform assessments of patients to determine abilities.
  • Develop and implement an individualized plan of care to decrease or eliminate disability, increase or maintain capability for independence, and develop function to a maximum level.
  • Ensure that the individual plan of care is being followed by qualified support staff.
  • Provide therapies to include: muscle, nerve joint and functional ability tests; treatment to relieve pain, develop or restore function; and assistance to achieve and maintain maximum performance using physical means such as exercise, massage, heat, sound, water, light or electricity.
  • Guide patients and caregivers in the use of adaptive devices and therapeutic, creative and self-care activities for improving function.
  • Perform reassessments as indicated. Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and modify goals as necessary. Traveling required as indicated.
  • Conducts home, hospital, and other relevant site visits as needed, and indicated by IDT and/or Center Manager
  • Record and sign treatments in the patient's health record. Record, sign, and date quarterly progress notes. Review and initial all evaluations and the discharge summary.
  • Ensure services provided are in a therapeutic setting conducive to restoring dignity and self-esteem to all patients.
  • Ensure that required equipment and supplies for the physical therapy program are available or ordered as needed.
  • Develop personnel policies which define the physical therapy responsibilities and the duties assigned to the occupational therapy assistant.
  • Keeps abreast of all regulations and standards to ensure compliance with orders or directives issued by duly constituted government/regulatory agencies (PACE, ADHC, CMS, DHCS, etc)
  • Perform reassessments as indicated. Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and modify goals as necessary.
  • Record and sign treatments in the patient's health record. Record, sign, and date quarterly progress notes. Review and initial all evaluations and the discharge summary.
  • Ensure services provided are in a therapeutic setting conducive to restoring dignity and self-esteem to all patients.
  • Develop personnel policies which define the physical therapy responsibilities and the duties assigned to the support staff or therapy assistants by the individual treatment plan.
  • Participate in training programs for staff and caregivers.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and follow established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
  • Adheres to and models SYHC's core values and behaviors of Excellence, Empowerment, Integrity and Respect.
  • Adheres to SYHC and PACE attendance and punctuality policies and practices.
  • Attend meetings as required and participate on committees as directed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Job Requirements:

Education Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy if obtained priot to the year 2000, if obtained after the year 2000, then Master's Degree in PT.

Education Preferred:

  • D.P.T

Certifications/Licenses Required:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist in CA
  • Passing scores on national and state examinations.
  • CA valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Proof of current vehicle insurance (if applicable)

Experience Required:

  • Exposure to working with the frail or elderly population

Experience Preferred:

  • Two years direct supervision of support staff. May be required to supervise other therapy staff, Program Aides and Therapy Assistants.
  • Experience working with aged and disabled populations.

Equipment Used:

  • Parallel bars.
  • Full-view mirror.
  • Overhead pulley and weights.
  • Set of training stairs.
  • Treatment table enclosed for privacy.
  • Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and other ambulation aides.

Technical Knowledge and Skills Required to Perform the Job:

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for treatment and rehabilitation of disabilities and functional impairments. Ingenuity and imagination in adapting modalities to individual needs. Familiarity with the Older Americans Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Area Agencies on Aging. Patience and strong interpersonal skills. Excellent oral, written, and computer skills. Ability to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships and to participate in a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary team.

Effort required:

  • Physical Activities: Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, and stand for long periods. Occasional lifting of heavy objects.
  • Working Traits: Commitment to long-term care in a community setting and promoting maximum patient independence and functional ability

Working Conditions:

  • May face hazards from moving heavy equipment and lifting patients or helping them turn, stand, or walk. May be required to attend meetings outside regular business hours.

About Us

San Ysidro Health is a Federally Qualified Health Care organization committed to providing high quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable healthcare services for the entire family.

The organization was founded by seven women in search of medical services for their families and community. Almost 50 years later, San Ysidro Health now provides innovative care to over 92,000 patients through a vast and integrated network of 34 program sites across the county. San Ysidro Health could not serve our patients without the dedication of our passionate and hardworking employees.

Apply today and become a part of our mission-driven team!

San Ysidro Health has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, those such as employee selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, employee programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to reace, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly

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  • 1830 / 1840 West Drive, 1830 / 1840 West Drive, Vista, California, United States of America

Keywords: San Ysidro Health Center, Vista , PACE Physical Therapist (Vista), Other , Vista, California

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